Training for a full marathon is like having another job. Between working and training I haven’t had much of a break – but I try not to complain as I know it will be worth it on race day. As of today I am in week 8 (recovery week) of my training plan, and I must say it’s going pretty well. Despite the heat I am getting my workouts in and I am feeling great. My latest thing is running over bridges. These last few training runs I set out to go over a bridge along the route! Below you can see 3 different routes going over the newly re-opened High-bridge connecting Washington Heights and the Bronx, the Manhattan Bridge, and the Williamsburg Bridge. Epic runs across the board!
Early morning HILLY base run with my run bud @letsgojames ! From 149th up to High Bridge and over into Washington Heights across another bridge and ended at Yankee Stadium. Good day all! #geekfitlifestyle #running #runners #runforlife #runnerscommunity #jump #smile #bronx #uptown #yankees #mydadgonnakillme #hesametsfan
Long run done! Ran from Chelsea, over the Williamsburg bridge, through Clinton hill, to Flatbush and ended off right after that damn Prospect Park hill. Photo: @letsgojames GOODNIGHT😴😴 lol #lrunners #running #tcsnycmarathon #marathontraining #runforlife #newtonrunning #runnerscommunity #longrun #geekfitlifestyle A photo posted by GeekFitLifestyle (@geekfitlifestyle) on
12 mile long run from the city to Coney Island via the Manhattan Bridge is done!!!! I can’t even lie, this run was HARD for me….. But I finished! Yay! Cheers to Marathon Training!!! And the amazing photo by my run bud: @letsgojames 💪 #tcsnycmarathon #marathontraining #leanstrongfast #runners #instarunners #runnerscommunity #fitness #fitfam #lsfafc #geekfitlifestyle #miles #training #runnerlife #newtonrunning #stride #pace #day1of31
This last 12 mile long run from Chelsea to Coney Island via the Manhattan Bridge had to be the most challenging. It was very hot and humid even though we started in the early morning. Half-way through I wanted to give up. I knew I would be doing a long run so I made sure to properly hydrate but It was still hard. I’m not sure who told me to run with coconut water but after I ditched that, got a bottle of regular water and ran through a sprinkler in the park I was good to go again. I managed to push through and ended at a park with another sprinkler too cool off, so that was nice and very much needed.
I’ve also been trying to share a bit more about what I eat but it is difficult to keep up with since I am always on the go. Chicken has usually been my go-to meat but I’m a little over it at the moment. I was inspired by some of my other run-buds to try some other recipes and I ended up making curry tofu, tofu stir fry, and there’s more to come from that! Let me know the fun things you are making, kitchen inspiration is always welcome, as I love to cook and eat! 😀
Lunchtime in Brooklyn. I’ve got Tofu, okra, asparagus, spinach and peppers. What are you having?! #lunch #brooklyn #healthy #peppers #food #spinach #okra #geekfitlifestyle #fitfam #yummy #instafood #greens #health A photo posted by GeekFitLifestyle (@geekfitlifestyle) on
Got some fresh collards from the Green market today along with some other goodies. They’re prepped and now slow cooking overnight! Yummmmy lunch for tomorrow! #slowcooker #collardgreens #turkeybacon #greens #healthy #geekfitlifestyle #crockpot #yummy #slowcooking #greenmarket #fresh #food #instafood
In other news, I haven’t got to swim much but I did manage to last week…. Need to step that up but it’s easier said than done. I’ll circle back with another fun update soon! I’ll be running the Queensboro and Brooklyn Bridges for my next runs, hopefully getting more swimming done and….. MAYBE a brick workout or two. We will see! Feel free to chat with me below or on Instagram/Twitter @Nellesworld.