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Freezing My Footballs Off – NYRR Gridiron 4M Recap

By Fitfulfocus @fitfulfocus

Did you all watch the Super Bowl? What the heck, Pete Carroll?!

Pete Carroll fail  #superbowl #petecarroll #seahawks

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Well before dear ol’ Pete became the most hated man in Seattle, I kicked off Super Bowl Sunday with none other than a race! The first race of my NYRR 9+1 goal: The NYRR Gridiron 4 Miler.

I had 8 miles on tap for half marathon training, so I ran into Manhattan from Brooklyn (about 3.5 miles) to pick up my friend, Lindsey, and then finished it off with the 4-mile race in Central Park.

Gridiron 4 Miler via Fitful Focus #nyrr #gridiron4M #running #nyc

The race was football themed, of course, and everyone was rocking their team pride. The whole event was low key and well organized. We got into our corral no problem and were crossing the starting line in no time.  

However, in the time it took to walk from the subway to the park, I froze my @&$ off. Ok, not literally. I need that sucker for the February Love Your Butt Challenge (have you signed up yet?), but my fingers and tootsies froze while we were waiting to start. For the first two miles, it felt like my feet were surrounded with cement blocks.

Cement Block Shoe via Fitful Focus #runningshoes #coldfeed

Eventually, my little toes defrosted, and I was able to enjoy the last 2 miles of the race. At mile two, the course split into a Patriots lane and a Seahawks lane. Lindsey is a big Pats fan, so we veered right and ran it home. Obviously, we’re good luck. You’re welcome, New England.

I rocked a Cowboy’s jersey of course, because, let’s be real, Dez totally caught that ball.

Back In My Day Meme #backinmyday #meme #gramps

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I hear ya, gramps!

Then it was back to Brooklyn to warm up and refuel.

Protein Oats and Coffee via Fitful Focus #postracefuel #proteinoats #coffee

mmm brownie protein oats and coffee

And then it was Super Bowl party time!

I made this chili, and this dip, and this dessert. YUM!

Is there a new heavy #running shoe in our future? Check out this fun recap of the @nyrr #Gridiron4M.
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Oh, and this commercial wins best of the night in my book:


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