30 Before 30 Bucket List

Inspired by my friend Sam—and spurred on by my rapidly approaching 25th birthday (quarter-life crisis?)—I decided to create a “30 by 30” list! I’ve lived an incredibly blessed life. Yet, I’ve realized that it’s a bit too easy to fall into a comfortable routine during busy times. Hopefully this will inspire me to shake it up a bit more often! Here are two-and-a-half dozen to-dos that I want to tackle within the next five ...continue reading

The Next Fitness Challenge: #PlankADay

When I first began training for my half-marathon, I was worried that after a few weeks, the novelty would wear off and it would get boring, monotonous and no longer fun. But the “Type A” in me loved crossing another run off the calendar and seeing the continual progress as I followed the schedule was extremely motivating! Now that I’ve crossed the finish line, I’ve been brainstorming new fitness challenges to try. ...continue reading

I Eat Half-Marathons (and Pancakes) For Breakfast

Well, maybe the half-marathon (and a peanut butter sandwich on whole-wheat with an apple) was breakfast and the pancakes were brunch…but you get the idea! :) Not that I slept much the night before, but last Sunday started off bright and early. I had a 5:15 a.m. wake-up call to get dressed, grab my gear, eat breakfast and catch the train to Central Park. You have to love weekend subway work! (Best sign seen on the sidelines during ...continue reading

I Finished 13.1!

Thank you all so much for your support these past three months! It was a neat experience crossing the finish line with a smile on my face and I’m looking forward to filling you in about it later this week. In the meantime, you’ll find me doing plenty of yoga/stretching and treating myself to a much-needed pedicure. Congratulations to all of the other MORE/FITNESS Half-Marathon participants. You looked great out there today! ...continue reading

Help Me Select My Half-Marathon Outfit!

*Crossing fingers* that this stays true, but the weather for Sunday’s MORE/FITNESS Half-Marathon is looking glorious. A high of 70°? Perfection! Now that I have a pretty good idea of the conditions, I’m preparing my gear for the day. I’d love your help making the final call for my outfit! Here are the constants for my race day wardrobe: Under Armour sports bra Nike headband Mizuno Wave Enigma sneakers Fuel Belt And the ...continue reading

My Picks: Top 7 Stretches for Runners

With race day less than one week away, thoughts turn to recovery and preparation. Hopefully, the training that I’ve been able to fit in with my injury-altered schedule has been enough to cross the finish line on Sunday! No matter how much running, cross training and strength training I’ve been able to finish, beating myself to the ground this week won’t help me finish any faster. :) So this week, I have a few short runs ...continue reading