Run Eat Repeat {Lunch with Runner’s World}

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Hi, friends!

My day started bright and early with a knock on my hotel room door from Monica, who arrived on a red-eye flight from California just 30 minutes earlier. I thought she might want to sleep after a long cross country flight, but she rallied for an early morning run. Monica said running helps her get back on schedule, so we put on our running gear and headed out for a run.

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We headed out of our hotel and ran toward Central Park. We only planned to run a few miles, but then we ended up running and walking the 6-mile loop, and it was glorious. I love running with Monica. We always have so much to chat about.



After our run-walk in Central Park, Monica and I hit up Whole Foods for breakfast. I had no idea they had a breakfast bar. What a nice surprise! (Yes, I get really excited about breakfast.)

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I ended up getting a piece of broccoli quiche, roasted potatoes, and some fresh fruit for breakfast.

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I also ordered a decaf iced coffee with almond milk. FYI: Whole Foods has awesomely strong and flavorful iced coffee.

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After breakfast, Monica and I headed back to our hotel room, where we showered and prettied ourselves for a full day ahead. We had a lunch meeting scheduled with a couple of people from Runner’s World in about an hour, so we decided to walk to the restaurant instead of talking a taxi so we could do a little sightseeing along the way.

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Hello, Times Square!

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Monica and I met David Tratner, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, and Laura Beachy, Public Relations Coordinator, of Runner’s World for lunch at Gente’s, an Italian Restaurant on the East side.

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For lunch, I ordered the salmon with steamed veggies on the side. The salmon was excellent””I loved the spice rub on top!

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For dessert, Monica and I shared a chocolate “Bomba,” which was chocolate and vanilla ice cream covered in a chocolate shell. I felt pretty stuffed after eating lunch, so I only had a few bites of the Bomba, but it was really good! I mean, how could chocolate and ice cream not be good, right?

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I finished off the meal with a small latte. The caffeine was just what I needed for a little afternoon pick-me-up.

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During our lunch, the four of us talked about blogging, social media, and how bloggers can best work with Runner’s World. Runner’s World has some really cool ideas in the works, so it was great to hear about them and bounce some ideas around.

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More NYC adventures to come!

Questions of the Day

What’s your favorite running resource (magazine, website, blog, etc.)? Where do you typically find the most helpful running information and news?



  1. Oh I’m so jealous! My first visit to NYC EVER was last month and I absolutely LOVED it.

    Runner’s World and The Food Network Magazine are the only two magazines I have a subscription to and I really like looking online at Women’s Health and then lots of blogs 🙂

  2. OMG! Is that Kevin from the Office?? Just remove the hair. I look at that picture and I can just hear him saying something so hilariously Kevin.

  3. i am doing a 10K training program through Fleet Feet in west hartford Ct, they send emails with info once or twice a week, also my daughter and i read runners world so looking forward to what they will be doing.

  4. oh you should try to run over the GW bridge while you are there, my daughter and i did it and it was really cool

  5. I didn’t know Whole Foods had a breakfast bar, either! I’ll have to check it out one day. The Bomba looks insanely good. You can never go wrong with ice cream and chocolate.

    I typically find the best tips from the internet, honestly. Google is a wonderful resource. 😉 I don’t really read running tips for the heck of reading them, but I have enjoyed my fair share of issues of Runner’s World. 🙂

  6. Hey! I’m in NYC right now! And was walking through Central Park this morning too! How funny would that have been had we run into each other?! Enjoy your time! We are having an amazing trip thus far!!!

  7. I love Runner’s World too! It’s a handy resource. But like Beth says, a google search is generally the best. I live in Singapore so we have some local running sites, but I tend to google for more specific questions and race info.

  8. Looks like so much fun! My favorite place to get info is on blogs. I feel like I know the people so I take their advice over people I don’t know. I feel that blogs are “real people” that learn from experience.

  9. I always get so hungry reading your blog. I get a lot of running info from blogs (of course!), magazines (Runner’s World, Women’s Health), and from websites like

    I have been to NY several times but I’ve never spent the night and have never run in Central Park…it’s definitely on my list of things I would like to do :).

  10. Just an FYI if you go to any of the Whole Foods closer to home (Hingham & Dedham,MA) you have to get the bacon from the breakfast bar, it is by far the best bacon of all time. I had to chase down one of the workers to find out the maker and it is Wellshire Farms dry rubbed they sell it in packages and in the butcher counter.

  11. WAS GENTE GOOD??? It is literally 1 block from my apartment and I have never eaten there…It would be a very convenient Italian restaurant to visit.

  12. Awww so fun to see! That is my morning routine…thats my run and my whole foods! If only you lived here we might have another buddy to add to our morning fun! hope your trip was a blast!

  13. I track my steps each day with jawbone, and your day must have reached like 30,000 steps! 6 mile run/walk then walking to lunch! good job! I would say blogs and websites like Womens Health. I never visited the website runners world, so I may just have to do that now! 🙂

  14. I get Runner’s World and think it is the best running magazine out there (though I wish there were more that were on par, Women’s Running and Running Times just don’t do it for me)– I think the RW site is great with lots of awesome info, though I wish they had more training tools etc. free for use, and were synced up to sites like MapMyRun… probably my other favorite running/fitness websites right now are and

  15. Aww I miss NY.

    Being a runner addict I prefer Running Times over Runner’s World (although both are one company). I find Runner’s world focuses too much on dieting and weight loss which is great but not my reason for running. Running Times tends to be a bit more runnerd and technically (lack of a better word) focusing from high school track stars to masters runners.

  16. Runners world?! I can’t wait to hear all about it! Not to mention – I’m in love with basically any pay-by-pound breakfast bar. Mostly because I LOVE breakfast more than almost any other thing to eat 🙂

  17. Can’t wait to see what’s ahead from Runners World.

    Looks like you had lots of good times with So Cal’s favorite red headed runner.

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