Last weekend I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 miler for the second time.

I love this race since it’s largely flat and 10 miles is a great distance. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it’s easy. I still have to train for something like this. (Wisdom: Train for all races!) Personally, I cannot *wing* a 10 mile race, but I could maybe wing a 4 mile one.

And about that training, it only went so so. I’ve been running slower than this time last year, I have no idea why. But it’s fine. I think these ups and downs are to be expected.

Anyway, we took the train down and got to DC at 2pm on Saturday. We dropped our stuff off at our hotel. I like to pick a hotel walking distance from the race start. Even if we end up taking a cab to the race (which we did) it’s nice to have the option to walk home.

cherry blossom 10 miler

oh hey guys

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I’ve considered working with a nutritionist for a long time. Over the last few months, I’ve felt sluggish and had frequent headaches.  I’ve been wondering if my diet might be the cause.

Because let’s be honest. I’ve picked up some undesirable eating habits lately, like mindlessly snacking at work and ending every meal in dessert. I typically make smart choices during meal time, but supplement my food intake with day-long candy and carb binges.  So there was plenty of room for improvement.

Working with a nutritionist be can be expensive, and I wasn’t ready to make the commitment. I was ready to dip my toe in the water and impose a little structure on my free-wheeling ways.

My friend Tracey (Kale with a side of fries) is a nutritionist and every quarter she runs a “detox jam” aimed at resetting your food habits. This seemed like the perfect way to jump start 2017 and clean up my diet. The detox jam cost $200 and is a two-week commitment. I signed up and paid up.

winter detox

The general structure of the two-week detox is this:

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Hi Everyone. Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. There’s still time to enter the raffle to win $25 to REI. What do you have to lose?

Now for this week’s workout diary!

Every time I worked out last week

Monday: I took a walk in Jamaica State Park in Vermont with the ski crew. The trail was a sheet of ice. The first thing I thought when got out of the car was: “Oh, here is where I sprain my ankle.” But luckily no such accident occurred.

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walking in Jamaica State Park

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Fresh off surf lessons in Sayulita, Mexico (which I’ll write about at some point, maybe) Matt and I were back in snow-dumped NYC and looking for a workout. Matt joined ClassPass because of a great promotion they have right now, so we were on the prowl for a ClassPass class specifically. (You can take advantage of the ClassPass deal, too!)

I’ve been wanting to try SURFSET (which has two locations at different studios on ClassPass!) for a while and I knew the pump was primed to get Matt go with me.

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SURFSET NYC

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