January running doesn’t get much better than this! (Plus, a major PR!)

It's perfect running weather right now! I skipped the gym and headed out for a run while the going is good!! The best part about my run today? Not that it was so warm out; not that it felt easy; not that I was running in beautiful Prospect Park - the best part was that it was the fastest I have run since the NYRR Mini 10K in June 2011!! (Which, … [Continue reading]

My Workout Today – Starting to Get Ready for Pre-Training, for Training, for Running the Marathon Edition ;)

I'm running the ING New York City marathon again this year! The last time I ran it was also my first and only marathon yet, back in 2010. It still ranks as one of the best days of my life, that's what an incredible rush it was to be able to run and complete a full marathon, in the time I wanted, which was a huge accomplishment for me.When I was … [Continue reading]

Taking a hard yoga class with a friend who is literally a yogi is slightly intimidating…

I love yoga. That said, I've never been a regular at a yoga class. I've taken plenty of classes over the years, but kind of sporadically. I describe myself as fairly flexible...for a runner. But today I went to a pretty advanced class at Kula Yoga in TriBeCa, with my friend Jenny, who is probably the most crazy flexible person I know. Jenny's a … [Continue reading]

My Workout Today

Baby, it's cold outside.Too cold for this chicken to go for a run outside, so I made sure I got my run done at the gym this morning, before doing my strength training.In my defense, I have run outside in winter in Vermont, and it's not actually as bad as you imagine when you're bundled up in the right way. Given the choice, I'd rather run in cold … [Continue reading]

Recipe: Endive Salad with Arugula and Blue Cheese

This past weekend I made another enormous pot of delicious lentil soup. Even though the temperatures have dropped below freezing outside, instead of pairing it with warm, crusty bread, I decided I make a delicious, light salad.This salad is super easy, just three ingredients plus dressing. You can use a lot of arugula to make it a big, heaping … [Continue reading]

Hockey is Back! Why am I excited?

My husband is a hockey fanatic. For example, I am very, very happy there is no NY Rangers game scheduled for my birthday this year, because that may have caused a slight marital rift. I never used to be into it at all, but in 2011 I started watching games with him, even going to a couple at MSG (this adorable maternity Rangers shirt my husband gave … [Continue reading]

Ten Things You Don’t Know About Your Personal Trainer

1. If you complain about it being early, and I've already trained someone, I will make your workout a little harder. 2. I don't work out every day. I work out 4 or 5 days per week, because that's what I can do within my lifestyle. On the days I am not working out, though, I do try to get a lot of walking around in. 3. If you tell me a workout … [Continue reading]

Staying Happy in Gloomy Weather

It's gloomy outside in NYC. Granted, it has been pretty warm out up 'til now, but when was the last time we saw the sun? Coming from summer in Australia, it's been a bit of a shock to the system to return to short, dark winter days.It's natural to feel a bit blah in weather like this, especially if you have a work schedule which means you're … [Continue reading]

Awesome Client Gift!

One of my clients spends winter in California. I came home from the playground on this cold, grey afternoon to find this wonderful box of sunshine waiting for me. Roman thought it was a great surprise, as well. Pretty sure these are from a tree in her yard, too! … [Continue reading]

Caffeine Hit

A friend of mine just introduced me to almond milk lattes - hello delicious! Almond milk has a naturally sweet taste, so for someone who drinks coffee with no sugar, it's almost like drinking hot chocolate, without the massive calories.Almond milk has 40 calories per 8oz, versus whole milk at 146 calories per 8oz. It's a great source of Vitamin E, … [Continue reading]