I so slow

Today was my first day back to running after my sickness after my first week back to running after a 2 month break. I've gained a little bit of weight, which is okay, but that coupled with the sickness and the lack of running, I slow. I so slow.But that's ok because it felt good to get out there and run.Today's workout -...more


Accomplish Your 2012 Goals: Free Half-Marathon Training Plan

This weekend has been pretty busy. It snowed most of the day yesterday, and it's been freezing. Definitely a departure from the mild winter we'd previously been having. Because of the temperatures, I ended up spending a lot of time inside working on putting together training plans for Team Challenge Brooklyn since I recently found out that I'll be working as the Run Coach! Getting the plans coordinated has been a lot of work, but I've loved every minute of it....more

I've Actually Been RUNNING!

A couple of years ago I took a strength training class at our local YMCA. The teacher was amazing. The teacher was 7 months pregnant. You would think taking a strength training class from a pregnant woman wouldn't leave you too sore. It always took me a good two days before I could even walk again....more
You inspire me! I laughed out loud at your current running route.more

Working on Setting Goals

So I need to be honest. This past week will not go down as one of my stellar workout performance weeks, even with the prompts of BlogHer's Inspiration to Fitness program. However, I did manage to stay motivated to eat right and so I'll claim that as a partial victory....more

Stone Temple Pilots

Blog DirectoryWarmed my hand after I went running for 5m with Yair at Hopkins by picking up my hot pan because I thought I had a grip on the handle but now look at my hand......more

Road to 5K Week 3

Welcome to week two in the Inspiration to Fitness 5k track! How did your first week go? What are you most proud of and what are you excited to work on this week? Be proud of yourself for what you've accomplished so far and for the opportunities you've opened for yourself in week two....more


I wasn’t sure what to expect today because I’ve been extremely tired again all day today.  This has been a little confusing after feeling great the last two days. (It’s possible that today’s tiredness is related to getting up at 4 AM to get my daughter to the airport for an early flight back to school). But honestly, it feels more like the fatigue that has become my unwelcome sidekick. So, having said that, I am very happy to report that my blood looks much better today than it did two weeks ago....more

The Naturopath

I walked into the office of my naturopathic doctor not knowing what to expect, and what I found was fascinating to me. I expected to fill out the usual ream of forms one fills out when visiting a new doctor for the first time. Instead, the receptionist handed me one form with just very basic information to fill out.  The form did not ask me for my medical history at all, other than the specifics of what was currently going on for me....more

I Run With My Mommy! (Or, Why I'm Running Instead of Making a Real Fashion Resolution)

What are your 2012 Fashion Resolutions? How do you plan to feel great by looking your best this year? Here's a bit of what ran through my head when I saw this Life Well Lived question in my email: Crap. How am I supposed to answer that question? What's fashion? When was I supposed to make a resolution? Um, I'd like to wear clean clothes as much as possible and make sure my shirts aren't inside out. Does that count?   ...more