Every time I worked out last week (11/8- 11/14)

Oh hello, it’s later in the week than usual, but I’m here with the recap. Knowing I’ll be writing these makes me feel accountable during the week. As always, I’d love if you told me about your week in workouts in the comments!

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Should I quit the gym again?

I’m sure there was a time before FlyWheel and  Physique57 that I showed up at my local gym, entertained myself with a self-guided workout and left feeling like I accomplished something.

Maybe my expectations have gone up. I used to be satisfied with a 30- minute elliptical workout. Today I am not. I don’t hate that machine, but I have an evolving preference toward weights.

[DC Readers: I used to crush the arc trainer/elliptical scene at the Vida on 14th Street.]

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Every time I worked out last week (10/25 – 10/31)

First off, congratulations to everyone who ran the NYC Marathon this weekend. I LOVED cheering for you this weekend. You are all so inspiring and I’m so proud of you!!

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cheering at mile 9

Without further ado, my week in review, which if you ran the marathon is a bit less exciting than yours 😉

Sunday: Didn’t work out.

Monday: 45 minute spin class at Flywheel. It was my first spin class in about six months. I played it careful because of my ankle but still got a great workout.

Tuesday: Physique 57: Mixed with Sarah H. My first class with Sarah and she had a kickass playlist. Into it.

Wednesday: Bandier x PureBarre collaboration: Bandier is a luxury athletic brand with an online store and locations in Manhattan and the Hamptons. They partnered with PureBarre for an in-store barre class (sans barre!) I’ve tried PureBarre once before, and didn’t love it, but this class was hard and I liked it.

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Thursday: Ran 4 miles during a NYRR running class. I switched to a slower pace group and had a lot more fun. Central Park was all a glitter in preparation for the marathon and it felt special just to be there.

Friday: “Spooky” Beats at Lyons Den Power Yoga. Love that place!

Saturday: I ran 5.5 miles ( 2+ miles to the starting line and then the Dash to the Finish 5K itself). This is such a great race because of the route: it starts at the UN and runs through Manhattan to get to Central Park. But it’s a very slow race because it’s incredibly crowded. I got there late thinking I could start running immediately but instead I got locked in with the walkers. Still such a great time because of the pre-marathon energy.

Dash to the Finish 5K
sorry for the proof!

I still have so much marathon fever (most emotional spectator ever?). Check out this list of celebs who’ve run the NYC Marathon (and their finish times)! Who did you beat?

Matt ran the marathon and he is so tired he just muttered “I wish I could watch TV with my eyes closed.”

If you ran the marathon, I can’t wait to read your recap! Hit me up with it on Twitter @colehaber.  Fingers crossed I join you running heroes next year.

Every time I worked out last week (10/18-10-24)

Oh, hello there.  Happy Fall, people.  My shin/ankle/calf situation acted up this week, so I modified a bit. I love having a workout schedule but I love having a pain-free ankle more, so I’m being flexible.

Before I get into the weekly rundown, I wanted to share an awesome, usable nutrition blog I’ve been reading. It’s called Meals for Miles. Kelly is a registered dietitian (MS, RD) and shares healthy, NYC-based food information and I’m looking forward to taking her advice.  Unlike other food-focused blogs, not every post requires I have a food processor (or the energy/interest in cleaning a food processor). She’s a runner and her posts are interesting and accessible.

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Every time I worked out last week (10/4-10/10)

It’s been a long time since I wrote one of these posts. Here we go!

These are pretty much all morning workouts. Success!

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