Last week I had a business trip to New York City which I took advantage of to relive the best part of the NYC Half! I stayed at the same hotel, started my days running the Central Park loop, and refueled at the same Starbucks.
Even my legs got in the game with way faster than usual paces for an everyday run.
Central Park Loop #1
On my first morning, I ran the full Central Park loop, reliving the last time I was there for the NYC Half. I noticed where I lined up, where the starting line was, where I dropped my water bottle, and where we left and reentered the park for the Harlem loop.
The weather was gorgeous and–as usual–the park was busy with runners, cyclists, and dog walkers.
Central Park Loop #2
On my second morning, I ran a shorter loop, heading around the reservoir instead of the north end. As much as I wanted to face that big hill again, I didn’t want to overdo it with the Denver Urban 10 on Sunday.
My Garmin freaks out a bit around the tall buildings
It was another gorgeous day, although I could already feel it getting warmer.
New Bikes At Revolve
Another highlight of my workouts this week was trying out the new bikes at Revolve. I wasn’t planning on going to indoor cycling on Thursday. After going to OTF Monday, and running Tuesday and Wednesday, I was leaning towards doing an easier strength workout at home, but when I saw that the new bikes were in, I couldn’t resist!
While some needed fine-tuning, my bike rode really smoothly!
New Breakfast Favorites
My intense morning workouts demand serious refueling. I’ve been having eggs and toast for ages, but everyone once in a while try to mix it up. While I’m not a huge fan of cottage cheese, this new brand caught my eye with its 19 g protein and 120 cals per serving. It does have a lot of sodium (as most cottage cheeses do), but it also tastes better–maybe it’s creamier?–than other brands.
I like paring cottage cheese with fruit, and that’s been easy to do now with fresh berries in season. At one of my conferences they served berries with a bit of fresh mint, and it was so delicious! I’ve started adding mint to my own fruit salads–it adds an amazing depth of refreshing flavor.
Colfax Denver Urban 10
There’s one more “workout” I did last week–the Coflax Denver Urban 10! Since Frontier doesn’t offer in-flight wi-fi, my recap will have to wait, but I’ll tell you my Garmin time was 1:26:06.
Cottage cheese–love it or hate it?
Have you tried mint in your fruit salad?