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Can I Get a High Five?


Can I get a high five?? (Or eat my camera? Same thing.)

It’s barely 10am, I had nowhere to be that required me to be up early, but I’ve already run 6 miles (I tweeted that I ran 5, but I realized that I messed up my Garmin again, so it’s 6!) and lifted. Yesterday, I was just not feeling running alone today, so I tweeted to see if anyone wanted to run today, and my girl Ashley said she did. She ran over here and met me at 6:45am, and we ran to the river.


We split after a little after a mile, and I continued running downtown. I got to 2.5, and I just couldn’t stomach turning around and running the same 2.5 miles again, so I just kept running down until I got to my old ‘hood and went to the Equinox down there to lift before hopping on the subway. I’m getting a little sick of running the same route over and over again–I really need to start mixing things up.


I had a serious craving for a spinach feta wrap, so I stopped at Starbucks on my way home for a wrap and iced coffee. And yes, with one fell swoop of a Sharpie, I became a dude. (That cup says Theadore. Serious fail.)


Speaking of dudes, this little one was still sleeping when I got home. He’s not training for a marathon.

But I am! I know it’s super-early in the training season, but this was a workout that made me feel really strong and excited for the marathon. If I keep strong and injury-free like this, I think 4:30 is possible.

Damn You Scuba Steve


I’m sorry. I can’t put swim goggles on without thinking of Big Daddy.

This morning, I had another interview (that I think went well) and met Lindsay for lunch at Chelsea Market. We went to Friedman’s Lunch, and I was psyched to see a rice bowl on the menu.

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It had edamame, Japanese eggplant, bok choy, carrots and bean sprouts with a sesame lime dressing, and it was amazing.

After the lunch and interview, I trudged home through the humidity to grab my bathing suit and meet Allie at the pool for some swim tips. She was a college swimmer and had coached swimming and saw that I was looking to learn more about swimming so she e-mailed me and asked if I wanted to meet up for a swim. SURE! I love finding new workout buddies. We ended up swimming for about an hour and getting moved back and forth from the slow lane to the medium lane.


Sunglasses hide our awkward goggle lines.

She taught me:

  • how to flip-turn (I used to know this but totally forgot. Also, my nose is now full of water.)
  • how to kick less
  • how to rotate my body while swimming to be a more efficient swimmer. I felt absolutely and totally ridiculous when I first started doing this–all of my strokes felt really exaggerated–but it got a little easier and started to feel more natural by the time we were done, and I can see how it helps you swim faster and more efficiently. It also helps with breathing. Apparently I had been sort of swimming with my head up, so I picked my head up to breathe really weird, but when you rotate like this, you’re sort of rocking through the water, so you have to move your head less to breathe.

Have you entered my race necklace giveaway yet? You have until 9am tomorrow!