Don’t End, Weekend.

I get really sad on Sunday’s because I just don’t want the weekend to end, even when I have to work. I have felt pretty under the weather this weekend but had to push through and teach 2 spin classes and finally get my ass in gear with a long run to prepare for my spring half marathons. That of course takes lots of food to fuel so here’s a look at what I’ve been chowing down on since Friday!

We saw on Scout Mob that this italian restaurant called Three of Cups on the Lower East Side had a 50% off deal up to $25 off, so we went down on Friday night to eat up. I had the grilled calamari to start and it came with a really spicy marinara sauce which was great.

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I also had a panzanella salad which is one of my favorite types of salads, but it was pretty bad so I only had a few bites of it. The pizza was DELICIOUS though. It had a really smoky taste to it almost like it was grilled.

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Lots of iced soy lattes were had. Also, a homemade poptart at Birch Coffee. 100000 times better than a real PopTart, I swear!

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Fantastic 6 mile run with Brenda. Of course because it was with her the 6 miles literally flew by and felt like we were running for maybe 20 minutes at the most. Looooove that!

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Followed by one of the most awesome spin classes I’ve taught thus far. I was endorphin high from the run and just had a ton of energy even though my legs were toasted. I felt like my ques were perfect (still learning!) and everything just flowed really well. Let me share with you the playlist since I haven’t in awhile!

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There is some repeats from other playlists because the songs are just too good. I was also wearing my new favorite sports bra and top that I got from Victoria’s Secret big sale.

This is me forgetting that my flash is on. Let it be known I am NOT a selfie expert.
This is me forgetting that my flash is on. Let it be known I am NOT a selfie expert.

I had to go right into work after my class but this morning on my way to the gym I stopped at Dunkin Donuts and grabbed a donut that I have been wanting to try as my reward after my 2+ hour workout. I burned almost 1,200 calories during it so a 400 calorie donut as a treat is just right. It’s the cookie dough donut and I BEG you to try it. I am NOT a donut person at all, like they just don’t do anything for me but this is life changing.

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I balanced that out with a nice big veggie filled salad. I was actually totally craving a crunchy cold salad so this is not for penance 😉

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That about wraps it up.

Oh, I also am so sorry I lied to you guys and didn’t end up posting my thoughts on The Biggest Loser finale. I am actually still working on it and will post it soon, just be warned that I decided to get really personal in it and that’s why I want to keep working on it in hopes that it will help someone going through what I went through.

What did your weekend look like? 

Do you like donuts? If yes, favorite flavor or shop to get them at? The big debate in upstate New York is Dunkin Donuts vs. Tim Hortons. I LOVE Timmy Ho’s for their iced caps but I’d say DD’s takes the cake for donuts. Er, takes the donut for… the donut. Ha 🙂

Making Strides Breast Cancer walk

This weekend was pretty great. Lots of delicious food, some workouts and one of the most inspiring events I’ve ever been to! Back tracking to Saturday…

After I got out of work Saturday, John and I were hungry but not starving so we walked around for awhile debating what we wanted to eat. We stumbled upon Madison Square Eats, a little section of Madison Square Park that has a bunch of food trucks set up for a few weeks in the fall. We decided to share a small personal pizza from Roberta’s, a famous pizza place in Brooklyn, and a soft pretzel.

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I REALLY wanted to try the feta and olive pretzel, but John is boring and only likes plain. The plain was delicious though! Not greasy and buttery like Auntie Anne’s, just really doughy.

Dessert was had, of course. We shared apple cinnamon and pumpkin doughnuts at Doughnut Plant.

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And a coconut honey bubble tea.

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Side note- that bubble tea DESTROYED my stomach. I stupidly forgot it was dairy and sucked down the whole thing. Never again. So when I woke up Sunday morning I pretty much wanted to puke and cry. But I rallied and got down to the gym super early so I had time to run about 5 miles before the walk started.

I’m glad I did because the sunrise was gorgeous Sunday morning!

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The park was covered in pink!

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There were groups of families and friends sharing stories of their loved ones who had lost their battles with breast cancer, and I teared up multiple times. I have not been effected by a loved one having cancer, but I know the chances of it happening are SO high that it’s terrifying. The women who have survived breast cancer had a special section just for them with big pink sashes that had “SURVIVOR” printed on them. Throughout the race the volunteers on the sides would cheer extra loud for them, and I teared up every single time and had chills everywhere!

Speaking of the volunteers, they were incredible. If we had these kinds of volunteers at running races we would all PR every time through their energy alone! They were mostly younger teenagers and made the experience really great.

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one of the volunteers signs!
one of the volunteers signs!

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Fred Lebow statue wearing a pink boa :)
Fred Lebow statue wearing a pink boa 🙂

It was pretty much the most perfect fall morning. Walking those gigantic hills is so much easier than running them! 😉

I loved this whole experience so much. Walking 5 miles surrounded by powerful and strong women was really exhilarating.

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I raised $150 and will definitely be doing this walk every year!

Have you ever done a breast cancer walk?