Gooooood Monday Morning!
How was everyone's weekend? We had a blast exploring the Farmer's Market at Union Square this past Saturday, as well as strolling through Central Park! We also had some fantastic meals out, including a date night at The Little Beet Table and brunch at Two Hands Cafe. No complaints here!
I absolutely love the Farmer's Market in Union Square. They host it every Saturday, bringing in local farms and companies from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. I could easily spend an entire day (and wallet haha) there going from stand to stand! Last night, we decided to make a feast out of alllll of our farmer's market treasures, including what I believe to be the star of the meal, the delicata squash!
Lately, spaghetti squash has been getting all the love (and it truly is a wonderful fall veggie that's chock full of nutrients!). Often times, however, people forget about the delicata squash (a.k.a. winter squash), which is equally as nutritious and tastes like a sweet potato (bonus: you can eat the skin!! Probably the best part of it too!). These guys are actually full of antioxidants, including a healthy dosing of Vitamins A, C, and B's, as well as a decent amount of fiber and manganese. This means that roasting up a delicata squash will give you optimal bone health (YO, RUNNERS! READ: STRESS-FRACTURE PREVENTION). The winter squash also has anti-inflammatory benefits, important for muscle and tissue recovery after hard exercise! It may even be beneficial in cancer prevention. I can't get enough of this squash!
Alongside our squashes, we sautéed some organic zucchini, chard, and beet leaves in coconut oil, roasted some baby beets, and seared grass-fed steak! It was probably my favorite meal this weekend. Check out the recipe below!
Delicata Squash and Farmer's Market Feast
That's it for now! Have a wonderful Monday, and see ya soon!
Well, hello there!
How was everybody's weekend? It's Tuesday, but feels like Monday for me since I had yesterday off! It was nice to have some days off (always good to see family and hit the reset button!), but now I'm ready to get back into my routine!
I thought I'd start the week off by talking about what goes through my mind on a run. I've heard some people say that running is boring, too painful, or they need a distraction (like watching reruns of "The Office"...guilty) on the treadmill to keep them occupied. Yes, I totally agree that treadmill running sucks ass, and I too need a distraction from constantly watching the time tick by. Although I have to say, I get pretty competitive with whoever steps on the treadmill next to me. If you take that treadmill, you better believe we're racing the entire time (I'm not sorry about it).
So! This post will be a little different from my normal posts, but it's always nice to change the pace up a bit (pun intended). I know I have said this before, but running really is one of the only things that quiets my mind. It's one of the few moments during the day when I am entirely present, so I really don't have that many thoughts going through my head once I get past the first mile or two, but when I do have little weird inklings, I take note of them. I wish I was more present during the day, and I'm working towards that, but for now, I enjoy running as my "me" time, my time to recharge and reset so that I can be the best I can be during the day. Enjoy :)
Ready, set, GO!
Ooooh this feels good!
I feel like I'm running on clouds, how could anyone ever hate this?!
Wow, I'm going fast this is fun.
Oooh look how pretty this place is! What's that over there?
Man, it's dark out for 5:30. Thank God for street lights. I wonder when the sun will start rising. Probably around Mile 3.
God, this feels so good. I love running!!
Oooh, this is a good song, I can jam to this
Okay, just breathe.
Ooh, another good song! This is a good playlist. I should save this playlist.
Oooh ooh ooh, make the light!
Speed up, go go go!!
Yussss, well done.
Ooh you're going fast!
God, I love the piers. Who could ever hate this run?
This place is beautiful. I love the water. I gotta move back to a beach.
Ooh another runner! Smile and wave, smile and wave.
Okay, relax and breathe.
Oooh ooh another runner! Gotta beat them, okay speed up!
Go, go, go!
Anddddddddd the breakaway! Well played, Britt.
Okay, and we're back!
Wow, I'm already at Mile 4? How did that happen?
I could totally go for a cup of coffee right now.
Keep going, almost home!
Oooh my ankle kinda hurts, damn tendonitis.
Okay, focus on another body part.
My arms! Shoulders back, spine straight.
Oooh, I love running, this is fun!
Okay, breathe, keep going, speed up a bit.
Keep going, keep going!
Yay!! You made it!
Time to go stretch!
Hope you enjoyed my weirdness and have a lovely Tuesday :) What do you think about on your run?
Hey there and welcome! I'm a 20-something-year-old running, painting, and eating my way through NYC. Hope to see you along the way!