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July 21st, 2014 - 10:25 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training, Workout Reviews

Marathon Training Week 3

This was an exciting week for me. Mostly because I was finally linking up with a running group to keep me motivated and I would get a new route! Thankfully this was a “back off” week. I say thankfully, because I had some terrible runs that left me scared I had already injured myself R[...]

July 14th, 2014 - 1:55 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training Week 2

This week was all about ensuring I didn’t get off track while traveling. Luckily, I arranged my travel (and fun activities) in a way that actually made it quite easy. Monday: Rest Day Resting on Mondays is quickly becoming my favorite thing. Mostly because I am exhausted after the weekend, eve[...]

July 7th, 2014 - 9:37 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Marathon Training Week 1

This first week was all about figuring out my routine. I got used to waking up extra early, shifting my yoga class schedule, and getting back into the swing of early bedtimes on Fridays. I did a lot of research on new hydration and refuel options. I am trying Nuun and Salt Stick and Myothon [&hellip[...]

July 2nd, 2014 - 8:18 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Workout Review: PurCycle

When you think of boutique cycle studios you usually only hear about FlyWheel or SoulCycle. For people who aren’t spin aficionados they can be incredibly intimidating and overwhelming. That’s not the case with PurCycle in Delray Beach. The best way to describe PurCycle is a Mom & Pop[...]

June 23rd, 2014 - 11:39 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training, Wellness

Even 20 Minutes Works

I’ve had one of those months, where I am lucky if I spend three days in a row in the same city. This also means that when I am in the same city, I am working significant hours. Mythical “slow season” strikes again. My whacked out schedule really had the potential to derail my train[...]

June 4th, 2014 - 10:24 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

I’m a Runner

*in honor of National Running Day* I overheard someone at yoga today talking about how a friend “does yoga to run.” And I thought that makes sense. I enjoy yoga, and it makes me feel good, but it started as a way to stretch myself out so that I was running better. My first memory [&helli[...]

June 1st, 2014 - 10:00 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Barry’s Bootcamp 30 Min Treadmill Workout

I’ve been wanting to try Barry’s Bootcamp for sometime now, but there hasn’t really been a convenient location to me. Hard as I try when I am in NYC unless something is in Midtown, I just can’t make it. And then the thought of driving down to Miami Beach for a gym class isn&#[...]

May 25th, 2014 - 10:10 am § in Workout Reviews

Workout Review: Orange Theory Fitness

Interval training has to be one of my favorite ways to workout. It keeps me from getting bored, and I tend to feel like I work harder. It was the combination of treadmills, rowers and weights that drew us to Orange Theory Fitness. Mention it to a group of friends and you almost always hear […[...]

May 18th, 2014 - 11:43 am § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

Yoga Studio Review: Barkan Method Hot Yoga

A few years ago, I became hot yoga obsessed. In DC it became a Sunday morning tradition. While training for Marine Corp, I often went to yoga class after my Sunday long run with KB at Down Dog Yoga in Georgetown. Rachel’s power yoga class always left me feeling stretched and strong.¬†And when [...]

May 4th, 2014 - 9:25 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

suburban running

Who would have thought running in cities would be easier than running in suburbia. That’s at least been my experience since moving to Delray Beach, Florida. Don’t get me wrong I love my beach runs, but I’ve now been running the same 4.5 mike loop for a month and I might as well be [...]