Thursday, August 15, 2013

Making Moves...

Big things are happening in my little world!  As this blog and my personal business continues to grow, I've made the decision to move to Wordpress and start self-hosting!

I'm in the process of transferring all of my content from PB&P over to the new site, and I'll soon be adding information on my  private nutrition counseling practice.

Please follow me in my move to!  I look forward to sharing my adventures in nutrition, fitness and health with you! 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Marathon Training: Week 4

Monday: 3 mile progression run (9:47, 9:22, 9:01) The weather was absolutely perfect for running and I was in heaven, despite the tough workout.  I still need I work on finding my paces and using this darn Garmin!

Tuesday: Crosstrain @ Barry's Bootcamp!  Courtesy of Chobani, I joined a bunch of other blogger/fitness enthusiasts for this kickass workout.  It was half treadmill sprinting (ahhh!) and half lower body strength training.  It killed my legs (in a good way) and we enjoyed delicious Chobani smoothies after class! Yum!

Thumbs up for Bootcamp + CHO!

Wednesday: Rest day! 

Thursday: Easy 3 miles + 4 strides- My legs were still sore from Barry's, I felt super slow and the strides were such a struggle!

Friday: Scheduled rest day....But then I learned of a Whitney Houston tribute class at Revolve with one of my fave instructors, Jason! I totally took it easy on the resistance and just danced my way through class! 

12 mile long run through Summer Streets! I had such a blast running in 3 boroughs and over 2 bridges with Beth, Annie, Bernadette, Nicole, Liz and Allison. 

Sunday: Optional recovery run turned into sleeping in, foam rolling, stretching and playing with this smiley boy:

Total weekly mileage: 18 miles (+ some during sprints at Barry's...)

One month down...3 1/2 left to go!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Marathon Training: Week 3!

Happy Sunday!  Today marks the completion of week 3 of marathon training for me.  I had to skip some workouts and make some adjustments (which I'm totally fine with), but now I'm excited for my life to be back to normal so I can really focus on training this week!

Let's recap...

Monday: Rest day! I got a solid 7 hours of sleep Sunday night, and it was glorious.

Tuesday: Oops! I was supposed to do 3 miles, but I worked late Monday night and decided to skip my run as I had another 15-hour day ahead of me! :(

Wednesday: I joined Beth, Megan and some other awesome bloggers for a demo class at Dance Motivation Fitness with Lindi Duesenberg! We got some free goodies from Sparkly Soul (my favorite), KIND bars, SoyJoy bars, Runa Tea and Vrou Water.  All in all a fun-filled 50min of dancing and sweating!

Post-dance party!
Thursday: 4-ish mile progression run. My awesome coach Abby helped me adjust this scheduled run for my missed workout Tuesday! Unfortunately my Garmin did not cooperate, so I was guessing paces by body feel.  My legs felt strong and I felt like I was working hard, so I'll count that as a success!

Friday: Rest! 

Saturday: 10 mile solo long run (10:21 average pace).  I ran from my apartment down and across the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan and back.  The temperature was pretty perfect and I welcomed the on-and-off raindrops.  

Oh QB Bridge, I love and hate you!
Sunday: Revolve Body Ride (45min)- I kept my resistance in check for this class because my legs were a little tired, but Revolve still had me sweating!  Jonathan is always so upbeat and fun and his class is an absolute blast!  

Total weekly mileage: 14

Bring it on, Week 4!!! :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Color Run, The Happiest 5K on the Planet! [+Giveaway!]

Last year, I participated in The Color Run Brooklyn.

Color party!
If you don't already know about The Color Run, the following description is straight from their website:

"Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Color Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which thousands of participants are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. The fun continues at the finish line with a gigantic “Color Festival,” using more colored powder to create happiness and lasting memories, not to mention millions of vivid color combinations. Trust us, this is the best post-5k party on the planet!"

Check out the video below and make sure to read my recap of last year's run here!

So why am I writing about this again?  Well...The Color Run is the self-proclaimed "Happiest 5K on the Planet" and my friends at TCR are offering up a FREE entry for TWO PB&P readers to a Color Run of their choice!

To enter to win, comment below telling me what the happiest race you've ever run is!  If you've never run a race, just tell me what your favorite color is! Winners will be selected at random and announced on August 8th.  Good luck! :)

Even if you aren't a lucky winner, I have a promo code for you to receive $5 off any registration!  Click here to find a Color Run in your city and sign up NOW!

Note: This promo code is valid for any race that is not sold-out.  It is applicable retroactively and does not guarantee a spot in a Color Run race.  Races sell out quickly, so be sure to sign-up soon for a city near you!

*The Color Run is providing me with two free registrations for PB&P readers.  I was not compensated in any way for writing this post.  As always, the opinions are my own.