Jumping on the Bandwagon

OK pumpkin people, you win. And oats people, you win, too.

For the past month, every blog I read has had at least one (usually closer to 15) post declaring the blogger’s love for pumpkin recipes in honor of fall. Just as many bloggers have been feasting on bowls of oats for breakfast every morning.

I resisted for a whole, simply because I didn’t really know how to prepare either kind of food. But last night, when I joined ABS and his family at Blue Water Grill, I gave the pumpkin ravioli a try. I. Am. Hooked.

It was so, so good. I’m really easy to please when it comes to pasta dishes, but this food was the epitome of a fall comfort food. It was just the right amount of sweet and hearty without being too heavy. Delicious (Sorry, no photo—not comfortable busting out the camera in front of his family yet!).

And then today, after a killer 11.6 mile run, I made myself some oatmeal.

Yummy oats!

In the mix:

  • Oats
  • Cinnamon
  • Almonds
  • Raisins
  • A few chocolate chips (I can’t resist)

It was the perfect post-run meal. My running route today was a bit different. I was coming from the Upper East Side (soon to be my ‘hood!), so I cut across the park to get to the West Side. I hadn’t run around the Reservoir in Central Park in a long time. I always forget how beautiful it is up there.

New York, I love you.

Once I got to the West Side, I continued all the way to Riverside Park, and discovered a cool monument:

Statue in Riverside Park

I’m happy that I covered 11.6 miles today—my body is finally rested and recovered from that whirlwind Utah trip—but I experienced some brutal chafing on my run. Oh I know, I’m incredibly sexy

For some reason (any ideas, readers?) my shorts kept riding up, which they never do, and my right underarm chafed as well. I was incredibly uncomfortable.

Now it’s time to do some more packing—I’m getting there!—since moving day is officially less than one week away. Then I’m going to cheer on ABS at his soccer game before settling in for a super exciting night of laundry.

Happy Sunday!



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  1. As a die hard philadelphian – and therefore philly sports fan – I hate all the NY teams. Natural rivals, I had no choice. And I was starting to misplace that hatred onto the city of NY itself and all of it’s sports fans (sorry no offense, ha). But reading your blog makes me have SATC type fantasies of living in the upper east side, running in Central Park, shopping on 5th, etc. You help me remember why I loved that city when I was in highschool/college and my girls and I would jump on the train and spend days there – I have far less resentment, now. Thanks! (But Go Phils and Eagles!!!!! ha)

  2. I lube up with Vaseline under my arms (sexy, I know) but it REALLY works. Have you ever tried Bodyglide? That’s way less messy than Vaseline…http://www.bodyglide.com/

    I got a stick at a local running store.

    Also, for my long runs (10+ miles) I usually wear some type of spandex alone or either under my running shorts. I just got this FANTASTIC pair from road runner sports (I chose grey). http://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs/products/RRL893/

    I used them during the Chicago Marathon and no chafing whatsoever! When it gets colder I just wear running tights and those also do the trick.

    Hope that helps!

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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