Happy Friday!!

Can you believe I have another weekend off? 2 in a row? Woop! I am teaching a class Sunday though, which I’m pumped for. Even though this week flew by, I worked a lot of overtime and only worked OUT once, so I’m pretty exhausted. I was just having this conversation with one of my co-workers about how when she works out less, she’s too awake to sleep at night. For me, when I work out less, I’m tired ALL THE TIME. How is it for you guys? I’m so happy we’re leaving January and entering February… the last brutally cold month of the season! (Fingers and toes crossed)

So I’m on a sushi kick this week. Well, as of last night and today. My extremely long day yesterday included no lunch break so by the time I got home I wanted no part of cooking. There’s a chinese/thai/sushi place around the corner from me that has REALLY good sushi and it’s really cheap. No pic but I had the spicy tuna and american dream roll which had shrimp and something else I can’t even remember. I was a zombie eating, okay? Today for lunch my awesome co-worker treated me to sushi and it was delicious! It also comes with a small side salad with the most amazing ginger dressing ever that I dip my sushi in.

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The roll on the left is the showstopper. Peanuts and avocado! The crunch is amazing. Middle roll is spicy tuna and right is shrimp avocado. YUMMMM. But seriously, get sushi tonight and get a peanut avocado roll.

I went to pick up my paycheck from the gym and stopped by my favorite bubble tea place on earth. It’s my favorite because they have non-dairy milk options! I get the honeydew bubble tea with soy milk and no added sugar (there’s sugar in the powder of course) but next time I will try it with almond milk for even less calories. P.S. the extra income from teaching Spin goes all into my savings account and it’s really nice to be able to save at a faster rate!

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Favorite snack of the week:

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(Cold) roasted sweet potato topped with melted coconut oil that turns into a shell. Simple, healthy and outrageously good.

What’s your favorite kind of sushi?

Have you ever had bubble tea? Favorite flavor? I meet so many people who have never had it before! I worked at the bubble tea cafe in my hometown for a few months and drank soooo many of them. It was definitely in my overweight years! They are a great treat once in awhile but definitely high in sugar.

Happy Friday! (+YAY!)

Thank you guys so much for all the sweet comments on my Anniversary post! I’m glad you enjoyed the picture sequence and didn’t find my post too mushy 😉

As you know since I work in retail, Friday’s don’t mean the end of a work week for me but I do have Sunday off so that is something to celebrate! John is going upstate tonight to spend the weekend with his mom for her birthday and I am so bummed I can’t go. But alas, I have to work tomorrow. So that means I will be spending this evening going to hot yoga again AND tomorrow evening too! I will be eating my weekend pizza alone and that’s sad, but it does mean I get to watch all the Kardashians I want without John trying to suffocate me 🙂 Anywho, let’s go over some week highlights besides my lovely anniversary!

I actually forgot to post this but I had the best turkey burger of my life last Sunday night at Sullivan Bistro. It was topped with onions and blue cheese and the fries were unlike any I’ve had before. SUPER thin and crispy with sauteed onions throughout them. I have a serious love affair with onions and it’s probably why I don’t have many friends. Trust me, it’s worth it.

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I also received my new sneakers that I got for $15 on Amazon! That’s only because I traded in a textbook but so cool right? I actually had these last year but sent them back after not liking how much mesh there was but I REALLY have not been loving the Wave Precision 13’s I’ve been wearing at all. These are the Wave Elixir 8’s and they feel ALMOST as great as my precious 7’s.

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Yep, still wearing shorts on any day above 39 degrees. So far they feel really good but my left foot is still feeling really wonky and overall I am out of running shape. My pace has been faster than it was in the summer/fall but everything feels hard. So much for “staying in half marathon shape” after all my fall races!

So on my lovely anniversary date when we went to get coffee after dinner, I treated myself and ordered a chai tea latte instead of just a normal coffee. I COMPLETELY forgot to order it with soy milk and drank the whole thing without realizing my mistake. I was up most of the night Wednesday and in pain all day and night with some of the worst stomach pains of my life, thanks to the dairy milk and also partially from the sugar since I never drink things like that. I can’t believe how sensitive I am to it now!

Besides my stomach pain, I taught a great spin class last night and was so happy when one of the students told me she was brand new to the gym and it would be her first class. I can proudly say that I made her feel comfortable and she stuck through a little more than half of the class before leaving, which I told her she could do. I would have loved for her to stay on the bike even if she couldn’t keep pedaling, which I also told her she could do, but I also know that other students would have been looking at her wondering why she wasn’t pedaling so the option to leave really helped her. I smiled at her a bunch of times during class and I REALLY hope I made an impact on her to come back! I will truly never teach a class where I intimidate or call people out. What is the point? We’re all there for a purpose but the main thing needs to be to have fun! And to feel motivated without someone screaming orders at you. I think I really deliver that. Jeesh, I just want to teach all day!! 🙂

Oh and my pre-workout fuel before spin was amazing. I watched the first two episodes of this season’s GIRLS (available for free here!) while chowing down on a bowl of banana oats with Biscoff, a splash of almond milk, and a tiny bit of crumbled carrot cake from my anniversary.

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Perrrfect. We ended up throwing the rest of the cake away because the frosting was just TOO much.

And I began my day with a very chilly 3.7 mile run in Central Park. I underdressed for the first time during a winter run and it’s NOT fun. My ears were so cold and my sinuses are going to bug me all day now. I also got back to the gym to no hot water, so I had to take a cold shower. It was pretty awful, but what can ya do?!

The cold sucks but this sunrise does not.
The cold sucks but this sunrise does not.

And to save the best for last…

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I GOT INTO THE NYC HALF MARATHON!!!!!!!! They reopened the lottery and I got in this round!!! It was completely a surprise because I had forgotten all about it, then I saw someone post about it on Instagram and quickly logged on to my NYRR account and boom! Boom to my credit card too, because I wasn’t ready for that expense 😉 It’s the priciest race I’ve done so far ($117) but I am SO EXCITED!! Running through Times Square with no tourists around is going to be ahhhmazing. 

What has your week looked like?

Friday night plans?