What Do You Do When You Get Free Time?

This weekend, I drove for over ten hours and 500 miles to get back and forth from Denver to Aspen for Kelly’s wedding (some tunnel traffic on the return contributed to the long driving time). But despite the lengthy hours spent cooped up on my own solo road trip, I actually thoroughly enjoyed the drive. Not only was the scenery stunningly beautiful, but I also got to catch up on tons of podcasts and learn a lot while I was {Read More}

38 Days of Daily Workouts… and counting

This has been a surprisingly good week for me for workouts. After doing Refine Method every day this weekend, I took a well-deserved break on Monday by just doing 20 minutes of pilates before bed. On Tuesday morning, I crushed it again with a killer Flywheel class – getting my highest score ever on the Torqboard! – but then I missed my intense workout yesterday, since I stupidly tried to put it off till evening. Today, though, I hit up {Read More}

Sometimes I Get a Feeling

On Monday morning, I didn’t feel great when I woke up – but that’s par for the course when my Mondays start at 4:30am and I don’t even arrive at work to start my day until 6 hours later. Hooray for commuting 1300 miles to my job! Unfortunately, it was more than just the commute – and by Monday afternoon, I realized I was on the verge of getting sick. Although I had spent the weekend looking forward to my {Read More}

Weekend Roundup / Why Soreness Doesn’t Matter

My weekend didn’t get off to a great start – but that didn’t mean I couldn’t recover. On Thursday night, I ended up getting quite upset about something – and literally staying up all night long stressing out. Not good at all! At 1am, I went online to cancel my Friday morning Refine Method class, since I could already foresee this being a bad night. I didn’t want to give up on my challenge (especially after my very public commitment {Read More}

Picking My Plan B

This morning, I kicked off day 11 of my “work out every day” January challenge with not just one but two workouts: Flywheel and Refine Method. I’ve written a lot about Flywheel in the past, being a FlyAddict and all, but Refine Method is something that is very new to me – and I’m loving it. I was first introduced to Refine Method when Melissa invited me to a blogger outing – but I went into it really sore and {Read More}

Just keep swimming…

Yesterday was an exceptionally crappy day. I was very glad I did some yoga first thing in the morning, because last night the only plan I wanted to follow was getting together with some good friends and enjoying a bottle of wine. (I also briefly contemplated just going to bed immediately after work and shutting the world out, but am glad I went with the more social plan.) When things start to suck, you don’t have to like pursuing your {Read More}

Nothing Is Impossible

My resolution to work out every day in January is going pretty well so far. As I learned on Commitment Day (aka January 1st), it’s a lot easier to get yourself to do something when you commit to it and don’t give yourself any excuse to drop out. Drink too much on New Year’s Eve? Well, you already signed up for the 5K, so you have to do it. Exhausted from early morning flights? Too bad, you told your friends {Read More}

Snowy Self-Indulgent Saturday

It’s a very snowy day in NYC! I woke up much later than usual (9:30am!), which meant that I missed the free yoga class I was hoping to take at Athleta UWS. I just love the trend that so many athletic apparel stores here in NYC have gotten into of hosting free workouts! (And bummed that I have to miss the free Flywheel class sponsored by Lululemon tomorrow afternoon). These free workouts make it so convenient for people without a {Read More}