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Scotland Run 10k Recap + Disappearing Cravings

by Nellie

Hey Yall!

Happy Friday!!

Friday Fitness (1)

How are we doing this week?? It has been all kinds of straight up cold in the northeast and yet they told us it’s Spring. Despite this insane weather I was able to have a pretty decent fitness and eating week. The ball has finally started rolling in the right direction and I haven’t been tempted with the bad stuff at all! But more on that later.

Scotland 10k


Saturday morning I got up bright and early to head to Central Park for the Scotland 10k run. I ran this race last year, plus it was Central Park so I knew exactly what was ahead of me. The forecast had rain showers that were supposed to start at 11am so I figured I’d just miss it after the race finished.


Except the fact that the rain started at 7:50am while I was waiting for the bathroom. #nevertrustappleweatherapp when the race started I felt pretty ok and thank goodness all of my technology was working (!!) but the rain pretty much took my brain out of it from the start. My hubby says that I am a spoiled runner and that heat, rain and cold are my enemies. I tend to agree.IMG_9594 IMG_9592

It felt like I dragged through because of the pouring rain, but I finished about 40 seconds slower (per minute) than last year. The racing conditions were not ideal but I’m happy to say it’s done and race 3/9 IF I want to do the marathon again next year.



On Monday I went to Blink and ran a good 4 miles after work. I didn’t have a lot of energy but I made it happen anyway.


On Tuesday I attended a new Classpass class with my friend Lucy. The class was a 30 minute class full of moves that worked two parts of the body at once. I am going to do a full review, but it was so good.


obsessed with snapchat filters.

Wednesday I had so much soreness it was crazy. The class really did a number on me! So Wednesday night I jumped on the MaxTrainer and did 40 minutes while the boys watched TV.IMG_9633


Thursday rest because: sore.

Saturday I hope to get a run in of 6-7 miles, but snow is in the forecast?! What??



Now that I have been super intentional about what I’ve been eating for about 5 weeks now I am happy to report that the cravings have reduced to almost none. I still crave salty chips but I don’t have them nearly as much as I used to. I am able to turn away cake without any sadness, (or fomo), I’m eating tons of greens, my carb intake has been reduced dramatically, rice is no longer a complete staple of my dinner menu, I’ve gone entire days without eating meat, AND as you can see above I’m still getting in my workouts!

Last weekend was a bit rough, I didn’t eat much because I got some really bad news about another family member…more that that to come. However, once I got back to normal eating, I was actually pretty proud of myself. I feel like a new person, like my eyes have been opened to a new world of healthy and conscious eating.

I didn’t weigh myself this week because I think I might have been getting a bit obsessed with the scale, but I was able to wear 3 old pants this week to work very comfortably. So it’s working. And I’m excited.

How was your fitness and health week? What do you crave the most that is not so good for you? What are your plans for the weekend?

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Allie April 8, 2016 - 5:38 am

It is definitely uncomfortable to run in the rain but it happens SO often that you must make your peace with it my friend 🙂 I seriously cannot believe the forecast this weekend. I want to cry. My long run is scheduled for Sunday but I don’t think it will be much better!
SO sorry to read you have yet more bad news about a family member. Sending you love… xoxo

Nellie April 8, 2016 - 2:32 pm

I know. Peace has not been made as of yet. One day Allie, I’m still so young in my running career!

Janine HulDie April 8, 2016 - 6:14 am

Happy Friday to you, too and glad other than the insanely cold weather that we have it has been a pretty descent one otherwise. Here is to a wonderful weekend ahead, as well now!! 😉

Kimberly G April 8, 2016 - 10:20 am

I think I’m also a spoiled runner lol. That is why I love running in the Fall – its perfect weather!! I ran a race in the rain on Saturday as well, not the most ideal weather, but it was still fun!

Tamara April 8, 2016 - 4:27 pm

Ugh, the weather. So dreadful, but it contrasts with my generally sunny mood. We got a little vacation away, so that was all. I didn’t watch my food intake, but the exercise was off the hook in that city. We are just so used to country living!

GiGi Eats April 11, 2016 - 9:18 pm

OMG THAT RUN looks MAD entertaining!!! I would totally be able to run it cause I would be so distracted by the Scotts! 😉

Nellie April 12, 2016 - 8:59 am

lol the funny part was that they were ALL along the route!! bag pipes everywhere!!

Leslie April 11, 2016 - 10:26 pm

That SnapChat photo is hilarious! And what is it with the iPhone weather app? It’s ALWAYS off. Glad to know you were able to get through the race. Also…so jealous you have a workout space in your house. I keep telling the Husband that we need to make room for a home gym in our next house…whenever that will be. Hoping this week is off to a great fitness start for you!


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