26 Before 26

More specifically running 26.2 miles before my 26th birthday. This was a goal I had, but I never shared it with anyone. Mostly because I was afraid if I missed my cutoff, I would seem foolish or too afraid. Well kids, I did it! But I’m not going to sugarcoat it because it was awful. And while I’m not 100% ready to talk about my experience the Chicago Marathon, I will say it was a crazy roller coaster of emotions. If I’m being totally honest, it breaks my heart, but I did cross that finish line ❀️

And would I run a marathon again? Yes. Maybe not yet or even in the next year, but someday because I want redemption.

Now I have a new 26.2 mile goal. But this one isn’t happening all at once- phew! I turn 26 in 20 days (Nov 10 if you’re bad at counting) and as I work myself back into running post-marathon, I plan to total 26.2 miles in the next 3 weeks. I have a bunch of Turkey Trots happening next month so I need to be ready πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Today I kicked it off with a 2.6 mile run! If you wanna join me in my quest, it averages to 1.31 miles per day. Run it, walk it, hike it, bike it- just get up and go 😊

❀ Louise

It’s Here! RSVP for our Fall Bootcamp

B&B is back for another heart pounding, glute burning, sweaty workout class! Our friends at lululemon Roosevelt Field will be hosting us for our Fall Bootcamp and we can’t wait to sweat with you on Saturday, October 28!

Follow the link below to reserve your spot! The event is free but limited to 25 participants so grab your friends and get your tickets πŸŽ‰

Get your B&B Fall Bootcamp tickets here!

Xo, Louise & Pam

An Ode to Marathon Training

The last 18 weeks have been quite a whirlwind! Marathon weekend is finally here and in 2 days, we will be hitting the streets of Chicago. In honor or the (literal) blood, sweat, and tears, B&B presents… 

“An Ode to Marathon Training”

Shout out to donuts. You motivate me to finish my workout, knowing I can replenish my glycogen stores.


Shout out to my old Garmin watch which threatened to auto save my runs when my water breaks were too long.


Shout out to the sports bra tan. I spent more hours crisping this racerback line on my back than getting to lay on my back and tan.


Shout out to my Massapequa HS swim cap that helped me swim like a mermaid on cross training days.


Shout out to my crappy French braids that keep my mermaid hair/blonde hair out of my sweaty face.


Shout out to post race beverages that fueled my rest days. Specifically Montauk Watermelons- run all the miles, drink all the beer.


Shout out to body Glide which lubed up these thighs for hundreds of miles all summer. Without it, I’d be dead on the side of the road.


See you at the finish line!

Xo, Louise

Recipe: Triple chocolate protein pancakes

Makes 2-3 servings

Ingredients:

  • One egg, beaten
  • 1 cup Kodiak cakes dark chocolate
  • 1/4 cup of complete pancake mix
  • One scoop chocolate protein
  • About 3/4 cup of water (more or less for desired thickness)
  • Mini chocolate chips (optional, but recommended 😊)
  • Melted peanut butter, for drizzling on top

Directions:

  1. Preheat griddle to 375 or heat pan on medium
  2. Add ingredients to a mixing bowl in the order above.
  3. Whisk together until mixture is smooth
  4. Pour onto pan and sprinkle in a few chocolate chips
  5. Cook about 1 minute, flip and cook another 30 seconds
  6. Enjoy!