Weekly Workouts and Updates 4/18-4/25

If you can believe it, I’m coming at you with my last weekly workout recap of the month of April! This month felt like it was going by slower than the first few of the year while it was happening. Then spring finally settled in for good late enough that it feels like we’re heading straight into summer and I don’t know where the time went. Which is what I always say.

 

 

Central Park in spring

 

 

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WIAW #48: Behind the Instagram

This WIAW is all about the eats I’ve been showcasing on Instagram lately, and telling you the stories behind the Instagram of mouthwatering photos. Like this one of a typical at-the-office breakfast for me, a Baked Quinoa Flax Cake with chocolate chips and peanut butter. I tend to enjoy this alongside a cup or three of decaf coffee, with some fruit to follow. I’ve always enjoyed dessert for breakfast, and now that I’m off oats I thought I’d be trying all my oatmeal cake flavors out with quinoa flakes, but I’m still not tired of the PB&C combination.

 

 

 

Quinoa Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

 

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February Recap

The shortest month of this Leap Year has come and gone. Even with the extra day it felt like it flew by faster than January, but also like it went on forever because of everything I fit into 29 days. Maybe also because the wacky weather gave us multiple seasons in mere days. No blizzards, but we went from polar vortex to teasingly springlike and back to somewhere in the middle just in the last week. So what did I do while this was going on? Read on in this February recap to find out!

 

Central Park in snow

 

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Best Eggs on the Upper East Side

I’ve shared so many photos and stories about brunch on this blog, I’m surprised I haven’t done a roundup of any sort. Until now, that is. I’m not exactly an expert, but I do dine out for brunch pretty much every weekend that I’m in Manhattan on one if not both days, and I’ve been doing so since law school. It’s how I socialize with friends and family alike, and I think that paired with a lovely long run it makes for the perfect Saturday or Sunday. So today is all about four spots that I think have some of the best eggs on the Upper East Side, key to any gluten free girl’s brunch and really a great way to judge a restaurant.

 

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Weekly Workouts and Weekend Updates: Frozen Edition 2/8-2/15

I’m coming at you a little later than usual this Monday with my weekly workouts and weekend updates. Having my office closed on President’s Day means I get to work from home and squeeze in some baking and blogging. It’s been a long week, and a cozy but absolutely arctic weekend, but there were some shorter runs and a lot of food to fuel them.

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Weekly Workouts + Gridiron 4M Race Recap

It’s Monday, and somehow it feels like the weekend never happened. Maybe because mine was packed full of activity, from hosting my second dinner party to running a Sunday morning race in Central Park and of course, watching the Super Bowl last night. I’ll share more about that dinner party later in the week, with today’s post focusing on just my weekly workouts and a Gridiron 4M race recap!

 

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WIAW #43

This WIAW showcases a transition during the second week of my elimination. I decided to stick it out for three weeks of no grains, dairy, or soy, to see if any of these might be the culprit of some health issues I’d been experiencing on and off. Like last week, it didn’t mean I wasn’t able to enjoy lots of delicious food, with a little creativity and planning ahead. I’m used to being extra careful, after all! However, one thing changed toward the middle of the second week. I started to be ravenous all the time. For no particular reason. In fact, last week I only ran three days, with lower mileage than the rest of the month. I’m not sure if the elimination did something to my metabolism, but this usually filling breakfast of a microwave pumpkin scone and a huge dollop (maybe 5-6 spoonfuls) of sunflower seed butter only stayed me for an hour on Friday!

 

 

Pumpkin scone with sunflower seed butter

 

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WIAW #39: Ringing in 2016

It’s the first Wednesday of 2016, and that means it’s time for the first WIAW of the new year! It’s been a hectic week for me, since I came back to work after taking some time off for the holidays on Monday, but have had to head downtown to do interviews for being admitted to the New York State Bar during the workday. I’m also packing for my trip to Florida tomorrow to run the Walt Disney World Half Marathon for the second year in a row. And trying to fuel for the two races I have coming. Starting yesterday with a breakfast of a Baked Quinoa Flax Cake with crunchy peanut butter, and cantaloupe, at home.

 

 

Baked Quinoa Flax Cake with peanut butter

 

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WIAW #37

Twas’ the week before Christmas, and all through the house (or apartment)…were wafting scents of delicious treats. Starting on this WIAW, which was actually a Sunday, with a Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Oatmeal Cake (going back to limited grains in preparation for my little procedure) and a mug of coffee for breakfast before a later morning run.

 

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