That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger. I need you to hurry up now, cause I can't wait much longer. Kanye West, Stronger

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Running Reflections one year later

Last night was the Team in Training Fall event kickoff! (there is still time to sign up if you are interested.)

People who had never run, biked or swam more than a few hundred feet were starting their journey to the finish line of the:

Westchester Triathlon
Nations Triathlon
Nike Women's Marathon
Marine Corp Marathon
New York City Half Marathon Presented by NIKE
ING New York City Marathon

There is still room to sign up if you are interested!

I ended up skipping my workout for the day to volunteer as part of the alumni committee. (okay, I actually hit snooze instead of going to yoga in the morning and then went to Sephora to do my make up and try Michael Kor's Island Capri fragrance on my lunch hour instead of going to the gym.) But by the time I got home around 9:30, I was too tired to pop in a work out video.

But seeing so many people start their endurance event journey with TNT was totally worth it!

I was practically bursting with excitement for them! I remember being in their shoes, listening to all the cancer survivors speak, the coaches talk about the program, the TNT staff doing silly fundraising skits, the mentors reassuring all the nervous newbies!

Team in Training is such a special family to be a part of! I caught up on gossip with a few of my favorite girl friends. Saw a former co-worker. Wished my Revy luck with her half-iron man triathalon in Florida this weekend, and met a few new people too!

I am going to mentor a season. I just have to decide which one! It's a big commitment, so I need to find a season where it is not too cold for my wussy butt!

Anyways, I got a few goodies while I was at the event. I got to talk (ahem..flirt) with the (cute) Nike Town boys who had a both in the lobby where I was greeting. Now 82 of the 84 shoes are made to accomodate the Nike Sport+ipod+ and the Nike+ Sportband.

I really love the new retro looking Nike Air Zoom Hayward 3+ sneakers! Even though retro usually isn't my style! Alas, they aren't great for runners who need support for stability!

I also found out that the free Nike running groups are available at 4 locations:

NY Running Co. Time Warner Center, 2nd Floor
Mondays@ 6:30

6 East 57th Street
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30pm
Saturdays and 9am

Paragon Sports
Broadway at 18th Street
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Starbucks 164 7th Ave Park Slope Brooklyn
Sat. 9am

There a several cool thingsabout these FREE groups:
-you can test about Nike shoes and products and
-you have a place to safely leave your stuff!

The TNT goody bag also had:

A free Pilates Reformer class!

A three day pass to Equinox Gym. The classes there look so amazing, I can't wait to try them! How will I even pick? Suggestions?

My friend is also giving me a bunch of passes to the equally fabulous Reebox Sports Club, so I have a lot of exciting workout opportunities coming up.

There couldn't be a better time to get free stuff because I am moving to a much much more expensive apartment next week, which is like half the size of my current one. I know it seems ridiculous because I have a great apartment now, but it was time for a change. My new building has a state of the art gym, spas, a 4 season pool, tanning decks, a movie screening room, wireless lounges, a billiard room, boccie ball on the roof deck, and laundry in my unit (omfg!). So I am nervous and excited! Sorry if I sound like I am bragging, for the record my room (looking out at the skyline from the 29th floor) is TINY!

Another great goody bag find was Keribar! I had heard about these bars designed by, nutritionist to the stars, Keri Glassman, but I had never had one! So good. The ingredient list wasn't too bad either. They aren't raw like larabars, but they do have a little bit more protein. I really loved the cherry almond, and all the flavors sound great--chocolate chip strawberry and apple peanut butter! The texture was kind of like a powerbar, but it didn't taste like nastiness! Definitely a new fav!

I went to Self Workout in the Park today, so I will post about within the next few days. I have been so busy lately, I haven't been in my apartment more than two waking hours in weeks! I am working about 25 hours overtime this week and moving this weekend, but after that I should be more consistent!

I hope you guys are getting some nice May weather wherever you are!


VeggieGirl said...

Sounds like a great race event!

Oooh, I'll have to check out those Keribars - they sounds fabulous (especially if they're anything like Larabars, which I'm obsessed with).

By the way, I sent you an email (to your gmail account) a few days ago - no rush to respond, since I know you're busy; but I just want to make sure that you received it :0)

chandra said...

I don't know if I have ever been more jealous of NOT living in NYC! All the events, opportunities, scenery - it all sounds fabulous! Congrats on the new apartment, it sounds great as well! Hope you have an easy move!

Pitter said...

Great innovation !! I was just wandering if anyone knows if a biking Nike Ipod was coming out anytime soon? I like to bike more than run due to asthma.