Hey Hungry Readers!
Remember way back in December of 2011 when I first published to The Hungry Runner?
This is one of the first post-workout photos of myself I ever shared with you all almost a year ago after I ran 6 miles for the first time.
Okay, I know. That’s not THAT long ago. But still! We’ve been eating and running together for almost a year now! AHH!
Well, 2013 is on its way and with the new year will come a few important changes to Hungry-runner.com.
The Hungry Runner started out as a Tumblr blog. However, I have now redirected the domain Hungry-Runner.com to Wordpress. Don’t worry. Everything is still the same. Every single post (recipes, workouts, Hungry Running Recaps) is exactly as it was, only now my site is hosted by Wordpress.
So what does this mean for you, the Hungry Readers?
Since I’ll be publishing my posts through Wordpress from now on, they’ll no longer be automatically published to the Tumblr dashboard. However, Tumblr users, DO NOT fret. I will continue to post and update the Hungry Runner Tumblr page, complete with links to every future Wordpress entry.
For those of you who subscribe to The Hungry Runner via email, nothing has changed. You will still continue to receive email updates each time I publish a new post. (If you’d like to subscribe to The Hungry Runner via email, simply enter your email address in the entry from located at the top of the right hand sidebar.)
And for those of you who subscribe to Hungry Runner via an RSS reader, simply enter my new RSS address (hungry-runner.com/feed) to your feed and click subscribe.
A million thank yous to every single one of you for sticking with me thus far. I LOVE hearing from you and reading your thoughts and comments every single day. I have lots of BIG plans for Hungry Runner in 2013 and I’m so excited to continue this journey with all of you.
Here’s a picture of me that was taken yesterday. I’ve aged so much, right?!
Keep up the happy running and healthy eating! More to come soon…
Remember when I said I was taking a break from running this week?
Yeah, that lasted all of 3 days.
I mean, I sort of knew that I’d end up caving in and going for a Thanksgiving Day run and I blame my favorite running trails. They are less than a mile away from my hometown house and I really don’t think I’ll ever be able to pass up the opportunity to take to them with my running shoes when I’m home visiting my family.
This time they were different, though. As I made my way into the park, I noticed a sign that said, “Trails temporarily closed due to storm.”
“You’re telling me the trails are still messed up from Sandy?” I thought to myself. “Ah, whatever, it can’t be that bad. There’s probably just a few branches and a little extra mud. Sandy can eat it. Nothing will ruin my Thanksgiving Day Trail Run.”
Yeah, just a few branches down, right? No, not quite.
Huge trees were down. Everywhere. I had to climb over at least 5. I even had to duck under 2.
A man walking his dog in the park sort of scolded me. “There are a lot of trees down, you know.” Uh, yeah, I know. I just hurled myself over and under like 10. But please, don’t condescendingly sort of intend that I shouldn’t be running here, thank you very much.
Yes, it was post-sandy, Thanksgiving day mayhem on my beloved trails. But, it was kind of fun, though. Almost like an obstacle course. Plus, I took it nice and slow and I still managed to enjoy the excellent weather and pretty lake scenery.
Afterwards, I made a big bowl of Banana-Cranberry oatmeal and watched some of the parade with my pup. (What would Thanksgiving be without it?!)
Then, I helped my mom finish cooking our Thanksgiving dinner and later enjoyed a truly lovely meal with my family. I’m thankful for every last bite.
Running, cooking, and eating a lot of really delicious food. Yep, sounds like the perfect day to me.
How were your Thanksgivings Hungry Readers?
Saturdays were made for running 6 miles. At least that’s what I’ve discovered since moving to Manhattan. I mean, the loop around Central Park is almost exactly a 10K, so why wouldn’t I run around it every weekend, right?
I know that probably sounds boring, running around the same exact loop of land every week, but I promise it’s not. Central Park is ever changing. There’s always something new to see. There’s always some sort of event going on. There are so many interesting people. And of course, there are the runners. Runners everywhere. Flocks of people just running because they can. It makes you feel good, ya know? To know you’re not the only crazy one. (Plus, remember when I used to run the same loop around a certain lake back on Long Island all of the time… Guess I like familiarity!)
P.S. Please take note of the “Pasta Club” water fountain. (The full inscription says Marathon & Pasta Club.) When I first saw this I was like, “Uh! I wanna join!” But then I thought, “No. What would be even better than a pasta club, is a PIZZA CLUB.” I’m totally starting one and then getting a water fountain dedicated to it. NYC Marathon & Pizza Club. Who’s in?
Pre-run I fueled up with a big ol’ bowl of banana-cranberry oatmeal and some rice cakes with Greek yogurt and jam. (About 2 hours before.)
Post-run, while lunch was being made, immediate food refuel consisted of pretzels, coconut water, and yes, Yankee Doodles. The Hostess display at the store was almost completely empty so I panicked and grabbed them when I realized they might just be, not only my last Yankee Doodles ever, but also my last Hostess snack ever. (P.S. If anyone stocked up on Twinkies, maybe send me a few? I’ve never had one!!!)
Following snack time, the real meal served at the table was rosemary and basil spiced roasted potatoes and broccoli with black beans and red onion. REFUEL YOUR BODY RIGHT!
Now, it’s onto the next week! Last night I decided to take the week off from running. (Well see how long that lasts.) My muscles are telling me that they’re tired. They need a bit of a break. I’ve already learned the hard way that’s it’s ALWAYS better to rest and recover than to push your body too far. So this week I’ll focus on upper body strength training plus some low impact cardio like the stair master, elliptical and swimming. BRING IT!
P.P.S. THANKSGIVING is on Thursday!! Favorite. Holiday. Ever. I can barely contain my excitement :D
What are you Hungry Runners up to this week? What will your Thanksgiving week workouts be like?