NYC Half Race Weekend is Here – Race Day Prep!

What an adventure it has been! As we all know – I had to take some time off from running after the fall marathon season. We needed some time apart to let our relationship heal. Well now here we are – IT”S RACE WEEKEND!!! While NYC is not a goal race for me – I do want to have a strong performance to set me up for a dominating Brooklyn race in May.

Race week is always an exciting time. There is buzz everywhere you look and since I work in the industry – it also means some extra work obligations but I LIVE FOR IT! So now we are 24 hours out from toeing the start line so here is a little sneak peak of my to do list to ensure a successful race day!

To Do List:

  • Pick Up Bib from NYC Half Expo – Head on down to 125 W 18th St to indulge in the United Experience! Grab your bib, shop the race apparel, hop in a photo booth, and find your name on the wall.
  • Build Playlist – I am an avid music listener when I run (I know I know – races recommend that you don’t wear headphones) and a playlist can help push through those tough moments. I’ve been listening to Brave Body Project’s playlists on Spotify during training so they are included on my race day jam list.
  • Charge ALL electronics – Phones, watches, headphones (not for me – I still like the classic apple headphones) galore.  If you remember back to the NYC marathon – the outlet I chose to charge my devices was faulty and it created panic on race morning. WILL NOT MAKE THAT MISTAKE TODAY.
  • Layout Clothes – This includes my race day outfit, throw away clothes for that dreaded pre race wait, and my post race I-May-Freeze-To-Death-Outfit that Al will carry with him (if you don’t have a cheer squad meeting you – please check a bag with a warm outfit). And don’t forget to take a flat for IG 🙂
  • Write Out Race Morning Plan – Start with the time your wave goes off (7:30 or 8:15) and work backwards to waking up. Be specific and leave extra time for the unexpected. Are you taking the subway? LIRR? Private car? Are you eating your breakfast at home or packing it with you? Don’t assume you will remember anything with race brain – WRITE.IT.DOWN.
  • Double Check Fueling – Speaking of breakfast – make sure you have it on hand! If you are fueling during the race make sure you have them packed including 1 extra (just in case you drop one!).
  • Visualize Race Plan – You’ve done the training and now it’s time to put your feet up, visualize the race of your dreams, and relax (maybe spend a little time on your roller!). YOU’VE GOT THIS.

Do you have any race day prep you always do before a race? Let me know below 🙂 Good luck to all of the runners!

Xo, Pam

Class Review: BBP Sunday Funday

Solace New York, located in Midtown, is the home to several different workout classes including HIIT, CrossFit, and our friends, Brave Body Project. BBP is a NYC based fitness community, but not just for the NYC area, because it is an online platform for workout videos, nutritional guidance, and more! The best parts of BBP are Amber and Lindsey, are the co-founders of Brave Body Project, who are some boss babes! Pam and I have attended both their pop-up workout classes and recovery party after the SHAPE Half Marathon- so much fun 🙂

Before I went into total vacation mode, B&B had a little Sunday Funday workout and attended their class at Solace. I had never attended this particular class, but having been to a pop-up class before, I knew I was in for a high energy, sweaty workout. At the last event with Puma, I’m pretty sure my abs were sore for 3 days… Moving to the beat of the music, the class works song by song to give you a total body workout. The warm-up gets your heart rate up and the rest of the class will definitely keep it up! With each new song, the class changed focus from upper body to lower body and core. To say it was sweaty is an understatement, but it was so much fun to workout with my friends.

The studio space is small (about 12 participants in our class) so make sure to reserve your spot ahead of time. Wanna check out one of their NYC based classes? See times and locations here!

❤ Louise

Recipe of the Week: BOGO’s Turkey Meatballs

Hi B&B Family!

We took a little writing hiatus while Louise snowboarded on the West Coast and I focused on my runs during peak weeks of training leading up to the NYC Half. Sometimes I feel guilty but then I step back and I realize that is what has allowed our longevity  in a usually short lived world of blogging (our two year anniversary is in 3 weeks AHHHH). Sometimes taking a step back to live our lives versus forcing content has allowed us to only write about things that truly resonate with us.


Our girl Bogo has a meatball recipe that is quick, easy, and tasty as hell! Try it below and make sure you give her some love over on her Insta @tiubogo ❤

Bogo’s Turkey Meatballs


  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4c breadcrumbs
  • 1/8c minced onion
  • 1/8c chopped parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 egg beaten


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and form 6 large meatballs.
  2. Set oven to 375* and bake meatballs for 20 minutes until internal temperature is 165*.
  3. Try not eat all of them at once!

Xo, Pam

That’s our girl on the left ❤️