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Friday Fitness: Recovery Week, Avocados & Salsa!

by Nellie

Happy Friday Folks!


Boy am I happy it’s Friday. This week I dealt with all kinds of homeowner fun including a busted pipe in the wall, a clogged tub and the shoveling—the shoveling.

Work was unusually tough personally.

Oh and Sasha got hurt last weekend…..


But she is okay now.

I saw this sign at the half last weekend and have been referring to it ever since…

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Gotta love it! But we are here to talk fitness and wellness so let’s do it!


Sunday: I ran the Princess Half Marathon!
Monday: rest (so sore)
Tuesday: rest 20% less sore
Wednesday: felt almost normal so I went to spin class and did an upper body workout on the TRX
Thursday: I took a client to lunch so no gym
Friday: Media Day Trip planned so no gym for mama
Saturday: Teaching Zumba
Sunday: Washington Heights 5k!

cross training

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It felt amazing to be back in spin class, I hadn’t been in so long! Everyone welcomed me back with open arms and my instructor took us through a intense interval filled 45 minutes.


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I have had an obsession with avocados lately. All I want is guacamole or avocado on toast. #nom I also discovered Sahale Snacks! I picked up their cranberry honey raisin almonds and oh baby. Heaven!

run report

I did not run this week! On purpose! Haha. I decided to give myself a break with the running this week because I am just mentally spent after the half. You already know a full recap is coming in three glorious parts. I am just waiting for the marathon foto pictures to all come in because they are kind of amazing.


On Sunday I will be running my first race in my 9+1 guaranteed entry quest for the 2016 NYC marathon. I will be traveling allllllllll the way uptown to run 3 miles. Me: here in brooklyn–race: Alllllllllllllllllllllllllll the way over there in Washington Heights. Who does that?! This girl.


The cool part about it though is that it’s a salsa, blues and shamrock 5k! There will be bands and all kinds of fun along the course and that is what I am looking forward to the most. I also can’t guarantee that I won’t stop and dance salsa with an old Puerto Rican man while I’m running. The 5k isn’t competitive for me, it’s more fun, and the more I run the more I realize that PRs are awesome but enjoying the experience means more to me than any personal record. I’m just so happy to have two feet that can go such long distances!

How was your fitness week? Do you love avocados? Have you ever tried Sahale Snacks?

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Britt February 27, 2015 - 5:20 am

My camera got stolen from my luggage! It was so sad. I got a new one but we are still getting used to one another!

I love avocados so much. I binged on guacamole my first trimester because it was one of the only things I could stand.

Janine Huldie February 27, 2015 - 5:26 am

Sounfed like a pretty good week, but could totally understand why you took a break from running. Good luck on Sunday and have a great weekend, too 😉

Kim February 27, 2015 - 6:17 am

Oh, no – so sorry about your camera!!!
Glad you gave yourself a running break this week – enjoy the race this weekend!!
And, yes – I love all things avocado!!!

Joi February 27, 2015 - 3:23 pm

Yes, seriously love avocados! I love the way you describe the euphoria of running! I know it well with my workouts and it keeps us inspired to keep up our fitness lifestyles. You named your camera, cute 🙂 ! Glad she’s all better!

Cassandre February 27, 2015 - 10:15 pm

I LOVE avocado. I use it in breakfast with egg sandwiches, salads, provision (caribbean girl) and so many other ways. i usually buy sahale snacks when i’m traveling. it’s usually the healthiest option at Hudson News stand at the airports.

Tamara March 1, 2015 - 2:32 pm

I haven’t tried Sahale Snacks but looks good!
I am obsessed with avocados but I never had them until I moved to California. And there.. they were so good. I can’t look at them the same anymore. And I ate so many when I was pregnant! I wish my kids liked them more, though. One day.

CARLA March 2, 2015 - 5:51 am

except plain 🙂
for some weird misfitreason I CAIIINT do the PLAIN…

Sherelle ( March 2, 2015 - 3:27 pm

I have not gone to the gym in 3 weeks! I’m ready to hit the gym hard tonight though! I heart avocados and guacamole! I hope you enjoyed your marathon yesterday!

leslie March 3, 2015 - 11:09 am

Love your attitude! The Husband has all sorts of questions about running in Disney, but I’m making home wait for the recaps. Glad to know you were able to get back into working out so quickly.


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