Hi there! Today we have a post from a very special guest blogger. Enjoy!

Oh, hello. Before I begin, there’s something you should know. This is NOT Cuckoolemon (don’t worry she is safe). This is ILoveNoodles (the handle I use in the comments and wherever else I possibly can), but Cuckoolemon readers know me as Matt, Nicole’s boyfriend.

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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.

Now that I’m back in the running game, I’ve signed up for a few races to close out 2015. I asked Raechel (my physical therapist) if I could run a half marathon in December. She said no. It’s really nice to have someone smarter than me to make these decisions.

I’m going to keep slowly building a base and hopefully run a longer race some time early next year.

Based on that plan, I signed up for a bunch of shorter races to close out 2015. Wanna talk about it? Wanna run them with me?

Check ’em out:

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