A Half Training Update and More Super-Fun Podcasts

Thanks to the amazing powers of Ibuprofen, I’m back up and running! During my brief running hiatus, I tried to stick with the all-natural route; doing my rehab moves, resting and icing to alleviate the tendinitis. When it was time to start training again, I quickly realized that this plan wasn’t going to cut it if I wanted to cross the finish line. In one word: Ouch! So I gave the anti-inflammatory a try and what do you know, ...continue reading

My New York City Casual Dining Awards

Red carpet season has officially wrapped—congrats to the big winners The Artist, The Descendants, The Help and Adele! I love the awards show circuit so much that I thought that I’d extend it a bit on my own by celebrating a few of my recent favorite New York City casual food favorites. Whether you’re looking for an side order, entree or dessert, I nominate these items for your consideration! Best Baked Fries: Energy ...continue reading

How to Make Time Fly During Long Runs (and Other Workouts)

During the few medium-length runs I’ve been able to eke out during training (before the whole tendinitis situation), I discovered that while a pumping playlist is great, you can easily make time fly by flipping on a good podcast. Some runners swear by listening to their breath and their footsteps, but I know that’s not for me. My mind races anywhere and everywhere and listening to something gives me a singular focus—well, ...continue reading

The Most Filling Pancake Recipe…Ever!

Mmm…pancakes. For me, nothing says weekend brunch quite like a warm short stack! But if you’re not careful about what you include in the recipe and/or what you top them with, you might be setting yourself up for a not-so-fun sugar crash in a few hours. A few examples: New York Cheesecake Pancakes from IHOP: 1,100 calories, 44 g fat, 56 g sugar Carrot Cake Pancakes from First Watch: 740 calories, 30 g fat, 51 g sugar Strawberry ...continue reading

My First Half-Marathon Training Injury—And How I’m Fixing It!

I have a confession to make: I’ve been skipping several of my training runs lately. In fact, I haven’t ran a step since last Saturday. Yes, nine days ago! But I haven’t been slacking on purpose: I’ve been laid up with a malfunctioning foot. :( The story begins just over two weeks ago during a triumphant seven miler. See, I only had six miles on the agenda, but was feeling so good, I talked myself into busting through the half race ...continue reading

7 Lucky Recipes to Help You Get Your Greens

Besides hosting March Madness and the start of Daylight Savings (don’t forget to spring forward on Sunday!) the third month of the year is known for two other celebrations—the combination of which inspired this recipe round-up. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up next weekend and National Nutrition Month is going on now! St. Paddy’s is generally celebrated with green beers and gold foil-wrapped chocolate coins. However, ...continue reading