Happiest 5K Color Run 2017

I’ve always wanted to do a color run, especially at citifield!  This year the unicorn medal made it more reason to sign up! Then Team YUMFITRUN was formed 🙂 I was pretty disappointed that I had forgotten my sunglasses – but it was all smiles being at citified with these amazing people! After the run, there were stands giving out free things – including free ice cream that was actually made with greek yogurt but tasted like ice cream called YASSO?! I had the coffee chocolate chip stick bar and it was so incredibly good! I also had the black raspberry chip flavor.. just thinking about them, I want one now. I had a blast and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to do my first color run with! #happiest5K

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NY EATS: El Mitote

Phil and I sort of stumbled upon this Mexican restaurant one day when we met up for lunch in the Upper West Side. We initially wanted to get Ella but for whatever reason, it was not open.. so we walked a few blocks and ended up with a happy stomach filled with tacos and burritos. I got the bistec tacos, which were really good. I was a little disappointed at first that it was a single tortilla since I usually like it when there’s double shell. The burst of flavor in each bite made up for it; at first look, the simplicity of just onions and greens almost fooled me into thinking and questioning if I made a bad decision with my order. But the steak was juicy and the lime just made it all the greater. I’d come here again! El Mitote. 208 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023. www.elmitotenewyork.com

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NY EATS: Poketown

Poke is one of my favorites. So I’m glad there’s Poketown in Chinatown located conveniently for me to satisfy my cravings easily after church or before the gym. You can’t see the fish since it’s buried underneath all the other yummy things, but generally it’s chunky and fresh the way it should be! As most poke places, they have options you can choose from or you can create your own. For what they charge, they’re pretty generous with their toppings and mix-ins compared to some other places I’ve visited in NY. I honestly think Poketown has been getting progressively better since they’ve opened; in terms of service, quality of their ingredients and their prices. Yeah, it may be a little pricey for Chinatown but I’m still a fan of this place. They are very friendly every time which is always a plus! I tend to always get a spiralized zucchini […]

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MIAMI EATS: Poké+ Go

BY FAR THE BEST POKÉ I’VE EVER EATEN THUS FAR. Just look at the amount of fish they give you! Literally chunky goodness in each bite. Everything in this bowl was just PERFECTION! Most definitely going back next time I’m in Miami!  Poké+ Go. 2451 NE 186th St Suite 4, Miami, FL 33180. www.eatpokego.com

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MIAMI EATS: Submarine Crab

This was my 2nd time getting Submarine Crab in Miami. I love that my friends take me here because they know my love for seafood! The first time I went, I got the torpedo sauce (which was a little too spicy for me), so the second time I thought I’d play it safe by getting the garlic butter.. or so I thought. I went BIG and got the Combo #2; 1 lb clams, 1 lb shrimp with 1 lb of king crab legs. The seafood was amazing, but my fingers smelled like garlic for days no matter how much soap I used. And yeah unfortunately, my weak stomach could not handle all that garlic. I had no problem eating it – but I felt sick for days afterwards. I would go back again.. just think I’ll be getting butter sauce on the side or something! By the way, their corn […]

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In the Spotlight: Nadia Abbasi

What’s your name?  Nadia Abbasi How old are you?  20 something Occupation? Officially, it’s in philanthropy.. aka trying to use $$$ with the intent to make this world better. Specialty/Interests? Love. Traveling. Learning. Yoga. Meditation. Laughing. Tea. Politics. Womens’ rights. International Development. Entrepreneurship. Scuba Diving… I could go on. For as long as I’ve known you, you’re always a walking ball of positive energy wherever you go! Where does your fullness of life and energy come from? It comes from knowing that life is a mirror and for having a positive self-image. I love myself.. not in the asshole, narcissistic way where I think I am better than everyone.. it’s totally not about being better than anyone else.. it’s more about getting intimate with your own self and owning it. I told myself a long time ago that I deserve to get everything I want from life and I want […]

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In the Spotlight: Vicki Thai

What’s your name? Vicki Thai How old are you? 26 Occupation? Photo Editor for a start up company. Specialty/Interests? Running, but I love HIIT workouts. How long have you been running for? What made you start running? I’ll be running officially for two years in June. My fiancee and brother-in-law are both runners, but I didn’t start running because of them. The most I ever ran was probably 5 miles a couple years ago along the Cross Island and I hated it. Before running, I used to bike for leisure and did a couple bike races but I never really got into it. One day I just showed up to a Nike run in Central Park and have been running with them ever since. Part of me was just bored with the same old routine of going to work and then going home. How often do you run? Where’s your […]

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In the Spotlight: Simon Song

What’s your name?  My name is Shi Wen Song. And when you sound out my name in Cantonese, it sounds like Simon! How old are you? 27 Years Young. Specialty/Interest? (Cycling?) I have a growing passion for the competition, camaraderie and confidence that’s inherent of all sports! When and why did you start cycling? I guess growing up with three other kids in the house taught me a little about the competitive spirit! And being the eldest, I had to make the hard and fast decisions – invaluable to sports. I ran my first sub 7 min mile in PA class junior high. I was captain of the Freshman Squad on the track team in high school, the same year I was awarded Gatorade Rookie of the Year in ’05 and I got an award for Pommel Horse senior year of high school in Gymnastics.  It wasn’t until two years ago […]

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runDisney Wine & Dine 2016 + Disney Trip

Last year in November, I convinced Phil to run with me! I know what you’re probably thinking, no, I didn’t force him. 😉 But if he’s only going to run 1 half marathon ever, I definitely wanted it to be us running in Disney together! I had so much fun, despite the really early mornings, 3:45am!! Yeah, us runners are crazy. But the feeling you get crossing the finish line and knowing that a medal is waiting for you kind of makes it all worth it. And if you didn’t know already, I love Disney. There’s nothing like being in a magical place celebrating love, life, and amazing friends (Tiffany and Karla – we’re so happy they drove to Orlando to hang out with us)! Day 1 // ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex + Expo, Twin Peaks Day 2 // Mickey’s Holiday 5K (Animal Kingdom) A delicious breakfast buffet of […]

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New Orleans + NCL Cruise

Can’t believe our long awaited trip has finally came and went. I had a blast. We ate, we laughed, we played.. we almost got stranded in Honduras and so much more. I’m glad we were all able to get closer, build bonds, and have many memories to look back on. I’m extremely thankful to be part of this trip with such a wonderful group of friends. Thank You God. New Orleans,  Louisiana // Acme Oyster House, Cafe Du Monde, Oceana Grill, Brothers Fried Chicken, Willie’s Chicken Shack Cozumel, Mexico // Roatan, Honduras // Simon Explores Honduras.. *these are some pictures he took. Belize // Costa Maya, Mexico // *Watch in HD. Thank you guys for an incredible trip.

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