In short, I love getting lost. Most of us spend our lives searching for the feeling of belonging, but I truly feel most alive in the unexpected moments of insecurity. My greatest runs to date were those in which I just put shoe to pavement and allowed strides to turn to miles without a real plan or direction. For my entire life I’ve been a planner–meticulously mapping out my next move and strategically taking into consideration all possible outcomes. Recently though, I’ve tried live the way I run, embracing the wrong turns and enjoying my time beneath the sun.
This blog serves as a culmination of those adventures–my twenty-something journey through being fit, eating well, and drinking even better. I’ll be sharing my favorite ways to break a sweat, my most cherished eats and of course the perfect glass of vino to accompany it all through my gallivants in New York City and beyond.
For my premiere post, I’m sharing a run and meal from last week — five miles + fish.
It was a GORGEOUS day in the city, so of course I took my workout outside. Working in Columbus Circle makes it so easy to head to Central Park at the end of the day and unwind on a long run.
This run was particularly exciting for me–I not only explored a new route around the Jackie O Reservoir, but also I officially clocked a pace one full minute less than a year ago.
Five miles has lately been the perfect distance for me. Not too far, but still challenging — especially through those unexpected Central Park hills.
After having spent a year as roommates, Kara and I hadn’t seen each other in almost two years. As a fellow foodie, though, I knew the greatest way to reunite would be over a great meal + a bottle of Pinot.
CAYENNE SALMON + MANGO SALSA
– 4 oz. fresh wild caught salmon
– 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
– lime + lemon juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix lemon + lime, pour over salmon, sprinkle with cayenne. Bake 14-18 mins.
-1 mango, diced
– 1/4 red onion, chopped
– 1/2 tomato, chopped
– 1 avocado, diced- fresh cilantro
– lime + lemon juice
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix + serve cold over salmon.
Needless to say, we finished every bite + [obviously] every drop.
Run far, eat well, drink better.