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This all happened before 10am.

I woke up early today for my Saturday morning marathon training. Madison was awake, too; working on her tan on the windowsill.

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The run this week included a mile on the track by the FDR. I ran a 7:31/mi. (What I really wish I could do is run that pace in an actual race but apparently this is only my sprinting pace. I am the tortoise; not the hare.) So now I’m officially in the fast group.

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The run was only 4 miles this week. I was glad that it ended in Union Square because the farmer’s market had just opened and I had wanted to stock up on some veggies.

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I only got a few things: spinach, sprouts and tomatoes. The strawberries were so tempting but I didn’t get them because we already have a bunch in our fridge.

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Since I hadn’t brought any water to the run – and I was both hungry and thirsty – I picked up a juice nearby at a nearby corner juice stand. Seeing the price of $5:50 for a small-sized juice made me remember what a fantastic investment we made in purchasing our juicer.

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After the farmer’s market, I walked across the street to whole foods where I picked up a few things that are hard to find in our grocery up in Harlem: unpastuerized apple vinegar and raw steel cut oats. I found a place nearby my work where I can get seaweed and some of my other food staples. But I still have to go to Whole Foods occasionally for other things.

Later on, Gavin and I are going to a Memorial Day barbecue – waaaay out in Brooklyn. I’m bringing homemade guacamole. Simple, delicious- and who doesn’t love guacamole?

Four Hours Later

Gavin was kind of bummed out Friday and, of course, I attributed that to the fact that I hadn’t cleaned the house in awhile because the stale energy (chi) had accumulated and that was what was weighing him down. Obviously.

So after making some dinner and some jars of probiotic enzyme salad (more deets on this later), I got right to it.

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By the time I was done cleaning (it may have been midnight), Gavin suggested we watch an episode of How I Met Your Mother. After that, we passed out. I have marathon training bright and early in the AM.

Maybe I ate this (I don’t know why we have chocolate sprinkles in the apartment but I do know that they will not last very long with me around.):

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And my mom was emailing me all throughout the evening with photo status updates on the dress. It is so pretty and I can’t wait to wear it!

Green Friday

I was so excited that it was Friday but also that I had remembered the brussels sprouts I had sitting in the fridge, waiting to be eaten. While they’re not on my favorites list- along with cucumber and watermelon- I wanted to give them another shot. After all, palettes evolve over time and I used to have asparagus on the list too but now I like it.

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Gavin and I have gotten into this weird habit of juicing before meals- sometimes in lieu of cooking veggies. Seems kind of oddball but I think it’s actually better because the nutrients are more in tact from juicing than they are from anything boiled or sautéed.

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I found a recipe online. This is basically brussels sprouts, shaken in a bag with olive oil, salt and pepper- baked at 400 degrees for 25 min. It was so good.

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That is my plate. Yes, I’m finally starting to notice the correlation between eating and energy levels. It was never that obvious to me because I’m not much of a meat eater but over the past few years I have been eating more meat (atleast at home) and I think it finally started to wear me down. So I’ve decided to just accept that I am this way and stop being some wannabe carnivore just so for the simple convenience of cooking a single meal. (Don’t worry. Gavin ate dinner too. He had a sweet potato, tuna melt and
Sun Chips.)

It was a very relaxing night. I Instagrammed Madison because she looked so cute, straightened up the apartment from this week and then went to bed early.

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Before I went to sleep, I set out my clothes for tomorrow. I’ve never really been good at picking out (ahem, locating) the proper clothes in the morning. Its usually just better for me to set it all up the night before.

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