Yesterday (Friday) I enjoyed a day off to hang with my sister, who is visiting for the weekend. I also took advantage of the beautiful weather and got my long run of ~13.25 miles in before the actual weekend started. It was gorgeous and my legs felt great – I love throwing in some miles through Riverside Park to mix things up. I was out of Gatorade the night before and grabbed something different to use on the run while at Whole Foods – Recharge – an “all natural” thirst quencher.
Nutrition is similar to Gatorade – 8 oz. has:
- 70 calories
- 25 mg sodium
- 80 mg potassium
- 18g carbohydrates
I choose the Green Apple flavor, and it actually worked really well. It tasted like apple juice and didn’t leave the weird aftertaste that Gatorade does. A little pricier – my bottle was $2.49 – but I definitely will use this stuff for long runs again in the future!
My refuelling was pretty standard – Nature’s Path Optimum Power/Oatbran Flakes, organic raspberries and blueberries.
After a great day in the sun and watching “football” (my sister is obsessed with football/soccer and all things World Cup), we readied ourselves to take in the Yankee/Mets game at the new Yankee Stadium.
We got there early to check out Monument Park.
Then we set out to survey the food options in the park. First of all, I will just say that the calorie counts next to all food items (a law in NYC for certain food establishments that I fully support) kind of deflated my excitement of eating ballpark food. I mean…let’s just say there were many things in the thousands. Yikes! That’s why I refused to look at the calorie postings when I ordered an Italian Sausage with peppers and onions.
We couldn’t resist the smell of the Garlic French Fries, so my sister and I ordered some to share.
Normally I would not get within five feet of these types of foods, but for some reason, when I attend sporting events all bets are off. Everything was delicious (except for the fact that I’m still tasting garlic 12 hours later) and obnoxiously expensive ($9 for french fries???) Too bad the Yanks didn’t actually show up to play (boo!).
Today is looking lovely – good weekends to all!
Question: Do the calorie postings at some NYC restaurants effect what you order?
Question: Yankees or Mets? (YANKEES!)