Making Goals About Addition, Not Subtraction

I’m not good at New Year’s Resolutions. It’s funny, because I love the idea of the start of a new year, when anything seems possible and new opportunities seems stretched out in front of you, just waiting to be discovered and experienced. But thinking about what I want those opportunities and experiences to be? Not […]

On Not Racing

Moving to Vermont from NYC has been a culture shock in a lot of ways. Something that I always took for granted living in New York was the abundance of races on offer every weekend. There was always something to sign up for, always something to train for. Thanks to the NYRR policy of offering […]

4 Questions to Ask When You Have a Bad Workout

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You never regret a workout.” Well, maybe you don’t regret working out, but anyone who exercises consistently has definitely had an experience of just nothing going right and suffering through a suckfest of a workout (that’s a technical term, of course). Whether it’s a run which feels like an […]

Live Unlimited (with a little help from your friends)

Something I’ve mentioned before when talking about goals is that you need to believe in yourself in order for the goal to be achieved. It’s easier said than done, but whether it’s through visualization, mental training, or the power of mantras, believing you can do something is a powerful step toward achieving your goals.   […]

Monthly Workout Round Up – Hill Running Workouts

I have a complicated relationship with hills. My training for the Vermont City Marathon this year involved plenty of hills. I was determined to attack the long climb at mile 15 as prepared as I could be. And sometimes my mental state made them harder than they should have been. We all know how the […]

Vermont City Marathon 2016 Recap – The Black Flag Affair

Well, I am not a three-time marathoner. Turns out that 22 mile long run I ran in the pouring rain on Mother’s Day morning was the closest I would get to running a marathon. I have been conspicuously absent from Instagram or my Facebook page since Marathon Sunday, because I had nothing to share. No […]

Vermont City Marathon Training – Week 1

The first week of  Vermont City Marathon training is in the bank. I love thinking of it in that way – like I’m saving up and collecting those miles and workouts, the physical and mental gains and putting them in an account to grow. Then all I can do is hope that the day I want to close […]

Your Support Network – An A-Team for Your A-Game

Who’s in your corner? Whatever your goals may be, one of the most important parts of setting yourself up to succeed is to ensure your support network is in place. Now, if we were all professional athletes, our support network would include shoe companies, coaches, nutritionists, maybe massage therapists (yes, please!). Alas, we are not […]

35 Tips for Healthy Living and Happiness

You don’t always have to have big, crazy, overwhelming goals for your fitness, health and wellness. Sometimes finding happiness and getting more out of life is as simple as changing some small habits, or trying a new technique. Likewise, a healthy lifestyle is not all about working out and eating healthy. It’s about staying curious, […]

8 Quotes for the New Year

Happy New Year, my friends! I hope your celebrations were fun and you have big plans for the next 12 months. And if your celebrations were a little too fun, I hope there’s a lot of coffee in your immediate future. I love the first day of a new year. I know it’s just a […]