I wish I had discovered Gondwana Tours sooner! I’ve been eyeing one of Gondwana’s tours for a few weeks (the Women’s Wellness Costa Rica trip with Uplift’s Liz Barnet in July), I didn’t get my act together in time. So hopefully I will for October! What is Gondwana EcoTours?Exactly what it’s name implies – it’s … More Get out of town with Gondwana Tours
“Run Fast! Solange is coming!” and “You’re faster than the G train” were some of my favorite signs this year. Pre-halfHonestly this whole week leading up to the Half, I just was NOT feeling it. Last Saturday, I presented my midterm to my fellow Shape Up trainees and worked out with them for an hour, … More Half #8: Brooklyn Half Recap
I’ve been feeling more sleep deprived lately but it’s been a crazy couple of weeks (mostly with work). I’ve also been trying not to let bad habits slide in when it gets crazy (i.e. stress eating). As I was telling someone a few days ago, I like working out because I sit A LOT – … More Keep calm & just workout
Yesterday before my office holiday party (yes, we do it AFTER the holidays), a coworker mentioned that he started going on the pedialyte diet. I literally laughed in his face, then I realized he was serious. WHOOPS. I actually have heard of this diet trick before but never gave it much thought. In his defense, … More The Pedialyte Diet
Week 7 of training is completed! Mon- 4 milesTues- 3.5 milesWeds – went to the gym and did the elliptical, kept it easy for Thursday’s runThurs- 16 miles! Honestly, that really and truly sucked!Fri – rest day but did some stretching and yogaSat – an hour at the gym on the elliptical and weightsSun – … More Week 7 done!
Bad habit #1 – nutritionEx-bad habit – following through with races & workouts – and yes, I say ex because for the most part it’s broken. Source So far – week 5 of marathon training has looked like this: Mon – cardio sculpt classTues – 5 mile run (marathon pace first half then half-marathon pace … More Older but not wiser – bad habits die hard
Week 4 of marathon training is over! Oddly enough I’ve been exhausted this week: Monday-restTuesday – unscheduled restWednesday – weights & treadmillThursday – 15 minutes on the treadmill & 45 min kettleball classFriday – restSaturday – 10 milesSunday – 5miles It’s feels so far away! After work on Monday and Friday, I just fell asleep … More Fatigue and spam fries
Week 3 of marathon training! Two things I learned this week: 1) ripping the skin off after popping a blister is a bad idea and 2) juggling life and marathon training is a challenge Despite all my planning and “can-do” attitude, I failed at getting my speed workout in and ended up taking 1 unscheduled … More All the sexy things: blister popping & stress eating
I saw that saying^^^ on some guy’s t-shirt on the train and it made me laugh. So far, I haven’t noticed being more hungry than normal (well from the running at least). I most definitely eat more because I know I need the energy and I should probably eat more carbs (which I haven’t really … More Come to the dark side, we have cookies!