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bway bites: sprinting for sweet n salty pork sliders

I used to hate surprises. As a girl who thrived on lists, schedules and plans I always preferred preparation to unexpected. Though slowly over time, and with help from my pal Cabernet, I’ve begun to allow the unpredicted to permeate my previously meticulous daily agenda.

This week was full of surprises. Some planned (hey, it’s still me okay?) and others brought on without warning.

I completed a KILLER sprints + surprises workout and treated myself to Broadway Bites, where I received a beautiful unplanned meal you could only find in the Big Apple.

HOW I SWEAT:

Generally I hate the treadmill. Stationary equipment baffles me — who really wants to run for an hour without actually going anywhere? Humans, am I right?

But despite it’s monotony, the treadmill can be an awesome sweat sesh tool if used properly. So I give you my sprints + surprises treadmill workout.

First and foremost, set your treadmill to .5 incline. You may not thank me now, but your knees will thank YOU down the road. Also, you’re going to be hopping on + off the treadmill, so make sure you have space. And prepare to be stared at by fellow gym goers.

For these intervals, when I say SPRINT I mean SPRINT. It’s a short distance, so you should be pushing yourself to your MAX.

1 mi – warm up jog
.25 mi –  SPRINT
30 – body weight squats
30 – pushups
1 min – plank
.25 mi – SPRINT

REPEAT 2x

.25 mi – SPRINT
30 – reverse alt. lunges
30 – reverse crunches
1 min – wall sit
.25 mi – SPRINT

REPEAT 2x

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Sprint hard, sprint far, sprint fast, kids.

WHAT I ATE:

I read once that in New York City a person could eat out for breakfast + lunch + dinner for 55 years and manage to not visit the same place twice.

Challenge accepted. Let’s get started.

And thanks to the existence of TONS of street fairs featuring pop-up shops of the best restaurants in the city, hammering out two or three locations in one night becomes a seamless + delicious adventure.

So after tackling Smorgasburg, I decided to add Broadway Bites to my NYC eats bucket list. And it was EVERYTHING.

GUACO TACO FROM BROOKLYN TACO:
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GRILLED SWEET CORN FROM CARNAVAL:

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But then it happened. I was wandering, looking for a final course selection, when I came upon Jicama.

I began speaking with the man behind the counter + explained my New York culinary adventures. And he responded with the greatest words any foodie could hear: “How about I make you something pretty + delicious on the house?” … Uh how about I die and go to heaven?

If there’s one thing my Italian parents taught me, it’s NEVER pass up free food. Especially when said food comes serves on a MAPLE DOUGHNUT BUN — insert heart eyes emoji here.

THE SWEET AND SALTY PORK DOUGHNUT SLIDER:

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 And IF, just IF this INCREDIBLE sandwich wasn’t enough, while I was off making friends + free food, my boyfriend found something delish of his own. The LOBSTER BLT from Red Hook Lobster Pound.

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And so ensued the classic + wonderfully important foodie dilemma. What/how do I eat first?

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So what did we learn today? If surprises are the passport to take me from my comfort-zone mainland to the island of killer sprints + doughnut sandwiches, maybe, just MAYBE that’s a trip I’m willing to take.

Over and over again.

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Here’s to embracing the unknown — wherever it may lead.

Run far, eat well, drink better.

xo Mol

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About Molly Tavoletti

Stay hungry, stay foolish I NY, NY

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