ING New York City Marathon 2010

The 2010 ING New York City MarathonRunners set off on the Verrazano Bridgefrom Staten Island to Brooklyn  I felt great Marathon morning! I needed to catch the 7am Staten Island Ferry, so the 6am alarm was actually a sleep-in for me.The weather was perfect. Sunny, chilly, and not a breath of wind. The lack of wind is apparently a rarity for the New … [Continue reading]

Fascia!

Nerd alert.I went to a great seminar last week hosted by Equinox, with Thomas Myers as the keynote speaker. Thomas Myers is a manual therapist, who studied under Dr. Ida Rolf early in his career, and wrote a book called 'Anatomy Trains'. Rather than seeing the body as made up of specific, separate muscles, Myers concentrates on large sections … [Continue reading]

Motivation

One of my 6am clients announced this week that since we were heading into Autumn, with the darker, colder mornings, he was going to find it increasingly difficult to be motivated to come to the gym. I totally get it. It's hard to get out of bed when it's dark out. It's hard to drag youself to the gym when you finish an 8-hour work day and it's dark … [Continue reading]

The Magic of Massage

If you've ever trained with me, you know I'm a proponent of massage. And cardio. But you all seem to prefer it when I recommend getting a massage as opposed to spending half an hour on the elliptical! ;)So, after my terrible experience during the 18 mile race last Sunday, I decided I needed to get a massage, from someone who  had experience with … [Continue reading]

Derailed…

Last week I had to cut my planned 15 mile long run to 10 when I experienced some pain in my left hamstring and knee. I did all the right things, RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), stayed off it 2 days, then tried out 2 shorter runs which felt fine, before tackling my planned 18-miler on Sunday.The 18 miles is actually a NYRR scheduled race, … [Continue reading]

Recipe – Baked Pesto Salmon with Opera House Potatoes

This tastes so good, and is quite possibly the easiest thing you'll ever make for dinner. Make the side dish of potatoes first, since it takes longer. When I make this, I usually also have a side of asparagus, or broccoli, or a salad. BAKED PESTO SALMON Ingredients: Salmon steak (4 - 6 oz per person is a healthy serving size) Basil pesto (1 … [Continue reading]

Recipe – Lobster, Avocado & Heirloom Tomato Salad

The tomatoes this summer were SO good! I had some friends over for dinner, and made this delicious, summery lobster salad as an appetizer. Originally I had a 24oz lobster tail, thinking that would be enough meat for 4 people. Ummm, no. No, it wasn't. I seriously doubt it was 24 oz. Cue the husband being sent out on a lobster tail hunt - everywhere … [Continue reading]

Pregnancy, Training, and Heart Rate

One of the best things I ever got certified in as a personal trainer was Pre-and-Post-Natal Training. It's such an amazing experience to train a woman through one of the most life-changing (and body-changing!) times of her life. Nothing beats the feeling when a client tells me she's pregnant. I always find out if a new client is planning on having … [Continue reading]

The Dirty Dozen

Committing to buying and eating organic can be expensive. I am a big believer in organic food, and it annoys me that it's thought of as a trendy movement, or only for rich people or hippies. It is food that fuels us, we're feeding the only body we get, why would we choose food contaminated by pesticides and other chemicals when we can eat food … [Continue reading]

NYC Half Marathon

I had so much fun yesterday running the NYC Half Marathon! While I run a lot, and my base mileage is pretty solid, I ran this one for fun. As soon as I found out we would be running through a closed-off Times Square, I wanted in!It was an absolutely perfect day for running. Sunny, crisp, cool, and the atmosphere was great. NYRR races are always … [Continue reading]