Archive for August, 2012

August 29th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Marathon Training

My Sports Bra Rebelled

I’ve been a devotee to the Nike compression sports bra for awhile now. I probably have about 10 in my drawer in all sorts of colors and fancy designs.  I take really good care of them: cold water wash, hang dry, NEVER ever putting them in the dryer. Yet, recently they started chaffing me, bad[...]

August 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Countdown: 62 Days to Go

I’m big on the instant gratification of newness. I love buying something new (like that J. Crew No. 2 Pencil skirt I desperately want) and immediately wearing it. I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t the part of marathon training I was looking forward to most: when every long run takes me to[...]

August 22nd, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

A Test of Perseverance & Will Power

My lack of motivation for long runs has been making me anxious. Everyone else I know is up to 14 miles plus, and I am no where near that mileage. Sunday was going to be the first long run in two weeks and I HAD to do it. A late dinner out with friends already […][...]

August 19th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training: First Month Down

The first month of marathon training has come and gone, and I have discovered a couple of things about my training schedule: My vacations/weekends away have interrupted training more than I thought they would help training. Yes, I could run whenever I wanted while I was on vacation, but the actual t[...]

August 15th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness

You’d Look Sweet Upon The Seat

While in Nantucket, MA last weekend Josh and I discovered the true meaning of “like riding a bike” when we spent the day biking around the island. Neither of us had tried our hand at bike riding since we were young, not teenage young, young young. Obviously the many hours I log in spinni[...]

August 12th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Wellness, Workout Reviews

Pure Yoga: Restorative Yoga

I’ve always thought of yoga whether it was intense “power yoga,” or “slow flow” as a relaxation technique. Something to take my mind off of things for awhile and give my body a good stretch. I had never thought about trying “restorative yoga,” but after a ha[...]

August 8th, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Running Through My Mind, Wellness

Strong Is the New Pretty

Last night on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams they did a segment on the amazing women athletes breaking new ground in the Olympics this year. They listed everyone from Gymnast Gabby Douglass to Archer Miranda Leek. These women athletes have broken records, inspired millions, and redefined what [...]

August 1st, 2012 - 10:00 am § in Exercise

Burpees Are the Worst

My trainer has dubbed me the “most in-shape” person she trains. Mostly, because she can throw anything at me, and I will do it. I rarely roll my eyes or groan at her and I just do. The exception? The burpee. I HATE the burpee. I despise it’s every essence. This one simple move  t[...]