It was HARD to get out of bed this morning.  For the first time in months, there was a chilly breeze coming in through my window, and my bed was just so cozy.  I thought about staying in bed and passing this morning’s miles onto another day until I realized that there’s not time to put more miles on ANY days (thank you grad school and marathon training combo), so I put on my big girl face (and a fun t-shirt) and bit the bullet.Thinking it was raining harder than it was, I slipped my gym membership card in my pocket and set out for an early AM run.  I am SO glad I got out this morning.  As it turned out, it was just a little drizzly and breezy; enough to deter a lot of runners/cyclists, but actually perfect for a morning run.  I had the park almost to myself, passing only a handful of other exercisers (normally there are dozens) while I knocked out six cool miles.

Since the weather’s below 70 degrees today, I got to welcome back an old friend: hot coffee!  While I love me some iced coffee in the warm months, I have definitely missed the traditional brew.  I love coffee so much I drink it black.  Weird, I know.  I like cappuccinos too, they have milk (froth) in them!  Blame my dad, he’s the king of the espresso machine and drinks stronger coffee than anyone I’ve ever met.

For lunch, I added some sweet snap peas to leftovers from last night’s Wo Hop (This is the best Chinese restuarant in NYC’s Chinatown.  Get the wonton soup, you’ll thank me.  I believe the address is 17 Mott Street, the basement one, not the one at street level.)  Only the very best Wo-Hop date will let you keep ALL the leftovers (thanks!!!), so I’ll be having more deliciousness this week.

Do you have favorite leftovers?  What is it, and where can I get some?


About the Author Aubrie Fennecken

Aubrie Fennecken is the Chief Alchemist at Opportunity Kitchen | work + wellness strategist | nonprofit fundraising expert | providing productivity and self-care support for mission-driven humans


  1. Wow, heading out for a run early in the morning AND in the drizzle… impressive 🙂 I really want to get in the habit to run in the morning but I just seem to have no energy before coffee and breakfast and of course I can't run with a full stomach so… classic catch 22.
    Do you have something to eat before your run?

    Thanks for the Chinatown restaurant tip. Personally I love leftover Pizza. I stick it in the oven for a few minutes and that double baking makes the cheese usually extra browned and tasty…yumm. I also always take home leftover chicken cause those are easy to throw in a salad or add to most other dishes.

  2. Alexandra,
    I started running in the AM out of schedule necessity (grad school in the evenings after work), otherwise I NEvER would have found the motivation. Typically I'll have half a granola bar or a handful of cereal (out of the box like the classy lady I am), because I don't get up early enough to prep, eat and digest a real meal.

    Also, leftover pizza = awesome. You rock.

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