Guys, I had a really good week. Sorry if that sounds braggy. There was definitely some moments of “What am I doing?”, but other than those few fleeting moments, I had a great week. My weekly update will fill you in!
Sunday: I ran the NYC 1/2 Marathon with my sister. I was very nervous because I did most of my training outside in mild temps (since we’ve had a mild winter). The weather forecast kept changing between snow and below freezing windchill temperatures, so my sister and I were nervous that it was going to be an awful experience. The temperature ended up being in the 30s (feels like 25), and we dressed accordingly and felt fine. This is my third time running this race and we finished in 2:16. Definitely not my best race, but we had fun stopping to take pictures. Audra commented that I run faster when I’m alone, but running alone isn’t nearly as fun!
Wednesday: Pilates (I did this video, which left me super sore because I’ve been focusing on running)
Friday & Saturday: back to running- not sure how many miles yet.
Next week, I will try to add more strength training into the mix. Stay tuned!
On Monday, I taught you all about my favorite lunch on-the-go: The Mason Jar Salad. On Tuesday, I actually made some delicious cauliflower tacos. Sometimes I don’t think about posting these things until AFTER they are in my stomach and I haven’t taken any pictures- oh well. Then, I spent a whole day creating my first ever video about 5 Vegetarian High-Protein Sources That You May Not Know About. Watch to learn about chia seeds, black rice, amaranth, yellow split peas and groats.
This is why I had such a great week. I had some professional breakthroughs that made me really excited.
For the past few weeks, I have been pitching article ideas to major magazines. This week, I received my first acceptance!! I pitched an article to womensrunning.com ,and they liked my idea so much that they want me to write an article for their July magazine. Being published in a magazine is no easy feat, so I’m beyond thrilled that they liked my idea and I will eventually see my name in print! I will share it with you when it comes out this summer.
Have you noticed my new awesome logo?? I completely forgot to mention this last week. I’m in love with the colors, the design and what it says about me. The overall concept of a girl on a bike with a bag of vegetables was my idea, but my very good friend (who is an extremely talented graphic designer) made my idea a reality. I didn’t give him much direction other than the concept and he did such an awesome job!
Lastly, I’m really delving into my target market, which is recreational athletes. I’m focusing on how I can help active people simplify complicated nutrition information so that they can achieve all of their fitness and nutrition goals. This week, I’m focusing on PARENTS of young athletes! I want to know if there are any nutrition problems that parents face when feeding their young athletes. I created a REALLY quick 5 question survey about nutrition concerns regarding the child athlete. If you are a parent of a young athlete and are willing to fill it out, I will give you a FREE mini nutrition assessment. I live in NYC, but I can counsel virtually. If interested, fill out this survey and leave me a comment. I will then send you a message.
Ok that’s it for this week. I hope everyone enjoys their Easters and Spring Breaks! Check back next week for Chia Seed Pudding and another edition of Savvy Sports Nutrition.