February 12th, 2014 - 1:03 am § in Wellness

Snow, Cold & Fitness Motivation

I feel like every few days we are preparing for another snow castrophy here in DC. It won’t be such a let down this weekend as for a few reasons (1) one of my biffles is headed this way for the weekend [hopefully she can make it]; (2) Season 2 of House of Cards gets [...][...]

February 7th, 2014 - 6:25 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

I Think I’m Scared to Run Again

I’ve taken a much longer than anticipated break from running. I don’t really know how it happened. There was that disaster of a race over the summer, and then I just slowly got more focused on yoga, and then P90x 3 came into my life. Then of course this ridiculous winter happened, where [...]

February 3rd, 2014 - 12:23 pm § in Exercise, Wellness, Workout Reviews

Bringing the Sweat Without the Stink

If you are like me, you have a love/hate relationship with yoga. My brain tells me that I shouldn’t be sweating just from my prep stretching before class even starts, but then at the end of class–I have better flexibility, higher energy levels and I sleep like a baby. All great benefits.[...]

January 26th, 2014 - 5:16 pm § in Exercise, Workout Reviews

The day I defied gravity

I’ve always found the artists who do the beautiful dancing on the ribbon hanging from the ceiling just exquisite. They are so graceful while they are hanging 20-50 feet in the air, and so strong to only be hanging on by their feet! Closest I will ever come to that is aerial yoga, and that [...[...]

January 22nd, 2014 - 9:02 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Training for a Good Cause: Team Challenge

Way back when I started this blog, nearly three years ago, it was in part to track my first major race — a half marathon. I didn’t do it alone though, because I am not as fancy as many runners out there. Since I had a family connection (my dad), I decided to do it [...][...]

January 19th, 2014 - 4:26 pm § in Food, Wellness

Bringing Breakfast Back

I was never big on breakfast. I started being bused to school in fifth grade, which meant early wake ups and not a lot of time to. Enjoy a hot breakfast. Throughout middle school and high school I relied on breakfast bars and fruit….by the time I was in college breakfast was something I had [.[...]