Start Off a New Fitness Class Right With These 7 Tips

If you are attending a fitness class for the first time, it can be pretty frickin' nerve wracking, whether you're just new to a specific format or new to workout classes PERIOD! I want you to know, I understand. It's intimidating walking into a ...more

Why You Need to Get More Sleep Tonight

I know you. You sleep four or five hours a night, and feel accomplished because in the crazy, hectic, busy world you inhabit, sleeping less is one way to do more of the many tasks on your to-do list. I know this because I lived it. ...more

Keep Safe With These Tips For Running in the Summer Heat

It's definitely easier to stay active in summer, but it's also important to respect the heat and stay safe. Here are 10 tips that will keep you safely running through hotter temperatures. ...more

6 Small Things You Can Do For Better Health

It's April and that means spring and summer are right around the corner! Time to check in with yourself and really look at how those resolutions are coming along. Be honest: are you on your way to a healthier month, year, and life? I hope so!  ...more

Would You Walk Through the Beautiful or Average Door?

I was looking at something on Youtube when this video caught my attention. Dove has created a social experiment of sorts, asking really deep questions. And I thought that I would ask these questions, too. 1). If there were two doors -- one that ...more

Lyme Disease: Tricky to Diagnose and Other Things You Need to Know

I have no medical training, so this should not be taken as medical advice. If you are wondering about symptoms, get off the internet and call a qualified physician! Let's talk about ticks. Ugh, my head is itchy just thinking about it. I'm going to go take a shower now. Okay, I'm back. Just thinking about ticks gives me the heebie jeebies. But I've got to write about them (and compulsively scratch myself all the while) because I've learned some things about ticks and Lyme disease that I didn't know two weeks ago. We just got the test results back. My little guy has Lyme disease and is on a course of antibiotics for it. Which means it's likely that there's a tick somewhere in my house. ...more
I agree that Lyme is much more prevalent than the CDC and many doctors are willing to admit. I ...more

I Had Vaginal Rejuvenation and Feel Like a New Woman

I just recently picked up a new vagina. It's brand new, shiny, and never been tested by man. You think I'm kidding, but its true: One week ago today, along with other repair surgeries, I had a vaginal reconstruction. I'm 37, but in more ways than one I feel like a new woman, a virtual born-again virgin....more
I almost peed myself reading this and, so far, I haven't hit blue whale status on the hoo-ha ...more

7 Simple Tips to Get You Through a New Fitness Class

If you are attending a fitness class for the first time, it can be pretty frickin' nerve wracking, whether you're just new to a specific format or new to workout classes PERIOD! I want you to know, I understand. It's intimidating walking into a class where you have no clue what to really expect, you don't know a soul and then on top of that, you have the regulars who are chatting away like they're BFF's. However, that's merely temporary. Get the first time or two out of the way and pretty soon you'll be the regular talking it up with your classmates. ...more
Thanks lovely lady:-) Yeah, I think that's totally normal though. I just went to a yoga class at ...more

Two for Two: Our Lyme Disease Story (Would you recognize this rash?)

Historically, Lyme Disease has been a controversial topic. While attitudes are changing, some mainstream doctors are still skeptical as to the validity of Lyme Disease (especially "Chronic Lyme Disease" which is even harder to diagnose). Many people live a life trying to convince the medical community that they are, in fact, sick. And that they are not CRAZY. I'm here to tell you that it's a very real disease and shockingly, each of our children contracted it while we were living in Northern Virginia. ...more
This is my first time posting at BlogHer--Lyme Disease is such an important topic and I'm trying ...more

Spinster – Book Club

On Friday, I promised you a book review. Thankfully I was able to get an eGalley of this book, so there weren’t any shipping issues here! Disclaimer: I’m roughly 1/3 through the book, but thankfully this isn’t a typical book review This post was inspired by Spinster by Kate Bolick, who explores singledom with famous women who fashioned life on their own terms ....more

Dark Chocolate Covered Maple Pecan Protein Bars

While I absolutely LOVE...more

Training Lately in Photos

Since the NYC marathon last year, I’ve largely stopped posting my weekly workouts. I don’t believe most of you are here to find out that I ran nearly the same thing this week as I did last week…but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped sharing my ongoing sweat fest. If you aren’t following RunToTheFinish on Instagram, that is where I share the updates on nearly every daily workout from my runs to my increasing cross training ....more

May Ultimate Coffee Date – Live from Miami!

I can’t believe it has already been a month since the last Ultimate Coffee Date link up! Another year is flying by. I‘m linking up again with Coco @ Running with Perseverance, Lynda @ Fitness Mom Wine Country, & Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner for the fifth “Ultimate Coffee Date” of 2015 ....more

The Day I Used My Big Girl Voice

I should start this out by admitting that I am not fantastic about speaking up....more

Sunday Funday Blog Love 5/3/15, A Special Request

Hi Guys! Happy Sunday! Hope you’re having a great weekend! ...more

What’s for Dinner? {Week of May 3 }

It seems like it’s been years since I shared what’s for dinner in our house. Don’t worry. We have been eating ....more

I Was Sick/Taper Week/LI Half Today

I did not intend to skip Friday’s post...more