Workouts + Islanders Are Home + Latkes!

I was going to share my workouts per usual yesterday morning BUT I slept late and hadn’t scheduled the post. You didn’t miss much though — it was a pretty blah workout week since I was sort of sick with a sore throat followed by a cold. I didn’t run much and probably won’t run again until my cold symptoms really go away. Most of the week I was sitting on that fence of am I breaking out into a cold or not?! And then, the cold symptoms finally came out which for me, does not combine well with running in that it can make the congestion worse. Or at the very least, linger longer than I need.

You will see that I did run Friday and Saturday. I am CONVINCED this is why my cold symptoms broke out and are still here even though I didn’t run long or hard or anything like that. I thought I was okay but the congestion ended up worse. I felt better yesterday in terms of my runny nose so I won’t run today or even tomorrow, just to ensure this thing goes away. Like I’ve said before, I don’t get sick often AT ALL so when I actually have a cold, it’s as if I don’t even know what to do with it!

Quick look at my workouts:

Monday – 30 Min Pure Barre

Tuesday – 3 Miles

Wednesday – 40 Min Pure Barre

Thursday – Gym Day

  • 10 minute incline walking
  • 10 min elliptical
  • 10 min incline walking
  • 10 min elliptical

Friday – 3 Miles/20 Min Pure Barre

Saturday – 5 Miles

So the best part of my weekend was DEFINITELY the Islanders game Saturday night back at the Coliseum. It was seriously electric in the building with a playoff atmosphere (even though it was a regular season game) like you cannot imagine!

Everyone was just SO HAPPY. You heard and felt the happiness around you, and saw it too. People were smiling the entire night. You said hello to the person next to you and maybe even stopped to make conversation with someone you didn’t know.

New Yorkers do not naturally walk around talking to others, smiling and looking happy but Saturday night, it happened. Because we were all home. That’s what this is about. We are passionate, creature of habit fans and being at the Coliseum is home. And it felt really really really nice.


For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, the long story really short is that the Islanders left the Coliseum three seasons ago to play in Brooklyn but are now scheduled to leave Brooklyn for a new arena in the next few years. In the meantime, they are playing games back at the Coliseum. If interested, here’s my post from the last regular season home game from April 2015.

I had this pizza at the game. It was just okay which is typical of Coliseum food but I didn’t care. I was just happy to be there.


My son was excited for the pretzel cart outside at the end of the game and I was excited to get in the car and easily drive home rather than trek with the train (and change at Jamaica) like we had to do for games in Brooklyn. Bleh.

pretzel cart

Hanukkah started last night! Latkes became my dinner, along with matzoh ball soup (not pictured). I only eat broth soups when I don’t feel 100% so that’s how we know I really have a cold.


^This was not my plate! It was the latkes plate for the table.

I know it’s Hanukkah when there’s an uptick in search engine results for my sweet potato latke recipe. I didn’t make the above latkes and I haven’t made my sweet potato latke recipe in years but it’s a good one, especially if you are trying to make a healthier, grain free latke.

Oh, and before I go, I stopped into Henri Bendel over the weekend. I tried on the cashmere star gloves I mentioned in Friday’s Fashion/Gift Ideas post – you need them. Or someone on your list needs them. So soft and cozy, and there’s a matching cashmere star beanie!

Henri bande gloves

Have a great week!

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How was your weekend? Best thing you ate?

Anyone else find cold symptoms worse from running even though you aren’t even that sick?


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  1. says

    Happy Hanukkah! Those latkes look so delicious. Best thing I ate this weekend were some champagne chocolate truffles. All of the stores around here are putting out their holiday fare and I couldn’t resist!