Water Yoga

Okay. Enough of the pity party. I promise. (Also, no more blogging serious things while PMSing.)



I started today off with a blueberry bagel thin that the Thomas people sent me. It’s been a long time since I’ve had a blueberry bagel (even though they used to be my favorite), so I was really excited to try these. Supposedly, blueberry bagels aren’t “real” New York bagels, or so a former coworker told me. This guy and I categorically disagreed with anyone the other one said, so I swore up and down he was wrong. Then I moved into the city, and I have not once seen a blueberry bagel in a bagel shop. Damnit. Anyway, these were good and brought me back to the days of eating a blueberry bagel with cream cheese and drinking Snapple Rain every. single. day. before tennis camp in high school. (#thisiswhyiwasfat)

Today, I put sunflower butter and strawberries on top and had a hard-boiled egg on the side for a little extra protein.

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I had a meeting this morning, and then I headed off to do my favorite cross-training: swimming. I only started swimming to prepare for the sprint tri, but I’ve become sort of obsessed with it for cross-training. It feels like yoga in the water to me. Now that the tri is over, I don’t swim with any sort of workout or distance goal in mind–I just swim for time. Today, I swam for about 40 minutes and left feeling sufficiently worn out.

What’s your favorite cross-training workout? (And favorite bagel?)

24 comments on “Water Yoga

  1. Lizzy

    Isn’t our race on Sunday?

    Favorite Cross training- spinning. Favorite Bagel- everything! Speaking of bagels- can you bring some NY ones up to MAINE?! I miss them : )

  2. Katy Widrick

    I’m obsessed with sesame bagels, and used to eat them all the time (with a huge shmear of cream cheese and Pringles layered on top. that’s what I was fat) but since moving to Florida, they’re nowhere to be found!

    I was back in NY state a few weeks ago and ate three sesame bagels to make up for lost time 🙂

    1. Theodora

      @Katy Widrick: I feel like I’m currently making up for 7 years in D.C. and then a year of trying to lose weight by eating every bagel I can. (I actually talk about bagels way more than I actually eat them. I only eat a “real” bagel like once a week.)

  3. Alex

    I love sesame bagels ( when they are covered in about 1 million sesame seeds- not just a wimpy sprinkle) and my favorite cross training would be biking, preferably along the river.

  4. Fit Chick in the City

    I really don’t want to be that person, but I don’t have a favorite bagel and don’t remember the last time I ate one. However, Rick’s favorite bagel is onion… which I find odd for some reason.

    Oh and in high school I ate a lender’s frozen blueberry bagel for lunch every single day. Maybe that’s why I don’t eat them any more? =)

  5. Kristen @ The Red Velvet Life

    Hi! Just found your blog and love it 🙂 I played tennis in high school/attended many a tennis camp in Texas, and I distinctly remember my dad calling me the “bagel queen” around that time because apparently bagels were my tennis fuel of choice. Thanks, Dad. 😉 Anywho, your bagel looks delish!

  6. Michelle

    mmnnmm egg everything bagels with cream cheese. My total favorite!

    I’ve tried those blueberry bagel thins. They’re not a substitute for a real bagel but they’re tasty!

  7. olivia

    i love blueberry bagels! but you’re right, you can really only find them outside of the city. i always try to get my fix in maine. however, they do have them at bagel works on 1st ave between 66 and 67. I HIGHLY recommend. Love your blog!

  8. Paige

    Rye bagels are my favorite…the bomb. Or pumpernickel. Obviously both are best enjoyed toasted with cream cheese/laughing cow and smoked salmon.

  9. Shannon

    I’m pretty sure the H&H on the upper west side has blueberry bagels! I love them too. I also like multigrain and asiago. Anything with cheese, I like.

  10. Theodoros

    Hi Theodora! I just stumbled upon your blog yesterday and I really like it! Greetings from Greece! (btw, you know what your first name means in Greek, don’t you?)

  11. Jen Correa

    It’s so funny that you ask that because I cannot find any cross training that I enjoy except my kickboxing class. I do not like biking and swimming is so exhausting. BTW – I’ve never seen a blueberry bagel in a bagel store either. lol


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