Conquering NYC 26.2

I was was recently interviewed by to find out my tips for running a successful 26.2 miles thru NYC’s most iconic neighborhoods. Check out the articleΒ here for some #tcsnycmarathontips!

Here Are My Personal Top 5 Tips!

1) Don’t jackrabbit in the beginning. You have 26.2 miles to cover – settle in and get over the Verrazano

2) Never look at your watch on bridges (thanks Race Pace Wellness for teaching me this!). It’s about maintaining effort levels which means it will be slower on the way up and a bit faster on the way down

3) Enjoy the crowds but don’t lose sight of your race plan. The crowds in NYC are one of a kind – it’s literally a spectator sport. However, don’t lose track of your pacing in Brooklyn or First Ave!

4) Fifth Avenue is tough as hell with a small and steady incline but SO ARE YOU! Stay focused and dig deep.

5) Wear your name on your shirt. Having people cheer your name for 26.2 miles makes you feel like the ultimate badass.

Xo, Pam

Hiking LI: Cold Spring Harbor

Early Monday morning while everyone heads to work, I head to a mysterious land known as “The North Shore” in search of some hills. The ever-consistent terrain of the south shore had me begging for a new challenge!

Nestled off of Northern Blvd, you can find Cold Spring Harbor State Park and a 1.4 mile hiking trail (2.8 miles when you travel out and back). Parking was easy early on a Monday morning. However on a beautiful fall Saturday, this place definitely fills up! The lot was full when I finished my hike around 10:15am.

The trail is well marked and full of challenging climbs and skillful descents. Early in the morning, I loved the light peeking through the trees and the scurry of squirrels and chipmunks as I neared them. I know nothing about a birds, but this is known to be a great place to do some birdwatching! Starting from the parking lot, you head straight up a solid climb; the trail is mostly up or down with very few flat stretches.

You can stray off the main Greenbelt Trail onto some of the smaller, side trails. Be aware that the terrain may get a little more challenging. From certain points you get a great view of the water and Connecticut in the distance.

Like my Captain America socks? 😜

Definitely heading back for a weekday hike again! Maybe when it is cooler out because I was a sweaty mess. Who else has adventured in CSH? Do my North Shore friends have any other recommendations?? Send me on another hike!

❀ Louise

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


  • 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


  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!