You may have heard that NYC was supposed to get hit with 30 inches of snow the other day. I was excited for it, I had off from work (I work at a school), and I love snow! But when waking up in the morning it was clear that, for NYC anyway, this was the overhyped blizzard that never was. Yes, we got some snow but only about 6-7 inches or so. Oh well, just have to wait for the next snowfall and cross my fingers on that one!
Despite the snow let-down, since I was off from work I got in a nice workout at the gym. I have lately been a baby about running outside and have been doing more indoor and treadmill workouts, so I did 3 miles on the treadmill and some lifting that day. I’m trying to do a good amount of strength training because 1) its good for you and 2) I’ve discovered that I really, really like it. Especially back and leg exercises, they are the most fun! Squats and Olympic bar workouts galore!
But to clarify, I still love outdoor winter running and will go back out once I can safely run longer distances (due to shin pain) and there’s less ice on the sidewalks. Run, run run!
I also got some fun surprises in the mail this week, too. First, NYRR sent out the official results magazine from the 2014 TCS NYC Marathon! I was so happy to get this in the mail and get to re-live when I ran my first 26.2 this past November. I love reading the recaps about the elites and about my favorite runner Meb. They also listed all the finishers names and I’m in there! Its really a nice feature and a cool way to remember an amazing day.
I also got a nice surprise in the mail from the awesome people at Reebok. They sent me a DM on twitter the other day and offered to send me a surprise gift. Well, it arrived and it was awesome! To promote their new #LiveFreeRange campaign, they took my New Years Resolution tweet and made it into a personalized shirt for me. And they sent it in the coolest packaging ever–the shirt was sent in an egg carton with feathers around it as if it came from a chicken coop. Such a cool way to share the love and really amazing packaging. The #LiveFreeRange encourages you to take a new approach to fitness and promotes a healthy life.
As per their website: “At Reebok, we believe in breaking free from monotonous, unmotivating fitness routines and taking on a more inspiring approach to lifelong health and fitness. That’s why we promote a new type of physical activity—one that doesn’t shackle us to machines. The fitness we champion is a lifestyle that goes far beyond physical benefits and has the power to affect all facets of our lives for the better.”
In other news, Karl and I have been adopting a more low-carb lifestyle so we’ve been using cauliflower in a lot of our cooking. The other day I made cauliflower pizza with sausage! It was delicious and a nice alternative to pizza crust.
Another random but important thing to mention is that, in case you haven’t heard, they are making a Born to Run movie with Matthew McConaughey as the main character! I loved this book SO much and I am excited to get to watch it on the big screen with one of my favorite actors. I can see him killing this role!
And just to end this post, here’s another photo of Murphy for your daily dose of puppy.
Have you made any new recipes lately?
Do you workout indoors during the winter?