WIAW #64: Wedding Eats

This WIAW covers a Saturday that began with post run brunch in New York City and ended at a wedding with perhaps the most food I’ve ever seen in one room. Unfortunately I was too busy to get many photos, but I hope my description does it justice! Anyway, brunch was two gluten free waffles along with a spinach and Cheddar cheese omelet.

 

 

Van's gluten free waffles and spinach and cheese omelet

 

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Weekly Workouts and Updates 7/4-7/10

And the second month of marathon training has begun! This was a cutback week, so my overall mileage decreased compared to last week, but I felt good on each and every run despite a few twinges in my hip that I’ve been feeling lately. Getting to the starting line injury free is a top priority, so I’ll consider it a good week overall.

 

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Marathon Training Plan Month #1

As I mentioned in my June monthly recap, this was the first month of my training plan for the New York City Marathon on November 6. My plan, crafted for me by Laura at This Runner’s Recipes, will last for five months and bring me right up to the starting line. At the end of each month, I’ll write a recap of my training and include the highlights as well as what I want to work on in the following weeks. Hopefully it will be helpful both for me and anyone else looking to do a 5-month marathon training cycle!

 

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WIAW #63

This WIAW is all about some eats from Fourth of July weekend. I didn’t photograph a full day on any one day, so it’s a bit of a grab bag – all delicious. I started most of the days with a pre run snack of a Larabar and apple, then moved on to a post run brunch of 4-5 scrambled eggs with turkey or ham and cheese and slices off a loaf of Le Pain Quotidien’s gluten free seeded bread.

 

 

scrambled eggs, turkey and le pain quotidien gluten free bread

 

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Weekly Workouts and Updates 6/27-7/3

Happy Fourth of July to one and all! Today is the first Fourth I’ll spend in Manhattan, meeting up with some friends for ice cream and a stroll in the park and watching the fireworks over the river tonight with Brett. We went to a barbecue at a family friend’s house outside the city yesterday, so it’s the best of both worlds. I’ll recap my weekly workouts and then some scenes from Sunday.

 

 

Fourth of July Garden

 

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June Monthly Recap

Another month gone and suddenly we’re halfway through 2016. The first six months of this year were a whirlwind of activity, and things are only set to get busier from here on out. You can take a look at January, February, March, April, and May, and then read on for my June monthly recap!

 

Sneakers on the East River Esplanade

 

 

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WIAW #62

This week’s WIAW features my usual weekend eats when I’m spending a summer weekend at my parents’ house in Connecticut, as I did this past weekend. It’s typically an apple and peanut butter, an apple and homemade muffin, or apple and Larabar before my Saturday long run. Usually in the summer I will eat a lighter snack because the heat makes it harder for me to digest before getting out there, but as I get into marathon training I’m trying to figure out the right balance of fueling well without it feeling like too much. This time it was half an apple and two Apple Cinnamon Flax Muffin Bites with peanut butter.

 

 

Apple Cinnamon Flax Muffin Bites

 

 

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Weekly Workouts and Updates 6/20-6/27

Week three of my marathon training plan brought another 10-mile run and a pretty similar week of workouts to last week, except that I hewed closer to the actual schedule Laura laid out for me. I’m actually kind of surprised that I did, because this week was just as crazy as last week and there was a lot of life stuff going on!

 

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A Moment I’ll Always Remember

I was going to wait to share this news on the blog, but we’re too excited to keep it off the radar any longer. Monday morning, I took Brett to the hospital because he had an allergic reaction. I’m pretty sure we both thought our first trip to the hospital together would be because I was the one having an allergic reaction, given all the ingredients that must be left out of recipes on this blog, but life is funny that way. Then, on Monday evening, Brett surprised me with one of the happiest moments of my life by asking me to marry him. Of course, I said yes! It was a moment I’ll always remember, and I’m looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together, as teammates in ice cream eating, reservoir running, and apparently, Benadryl taking 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Engagement ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WIAW #61: Simple Summer Eats

This WIAW is all about keeping my eats simple during summer in the city. It’s a little early in the season for some of my favorites, and I only get to enjoy the grill when I’m at home on weekends, but even on a summer night in New York City, I can still whip up a satisfying and summery meal. Without heating up my apartment too much!

 

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