Finally. I finally got to run the Airbnb Brooklyn Half. And the best part was it turned out to be the perfect way for me to give a big, go-out-with-a-bang goodbye to Brooklyn and NYC. For those of you who missed it, Mark and I moved to the Philly area literally the next day. Talk about timing. Oh and what I mean when I say I finally got to run the Brooklyn Half, is that for the past three years I was forced to miss out on it due to my sister's college graduation, a wedding and some other important obligation that I can't remember, but I know that it made me miss the Brooklyn Half.
What's that saying? Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard? Yes, that's the one. Mary Schmich said that in "Wear Sunscreen: A Primer for Real Life," and after 4 insanely fun but sometimes ridiculously crazy years, I'm heeding her advice and heading to the country.
A few weeks back one of Instagram followers asked me a great question. How do you get motivated again after a break from running? We've all been there before. Whether because of an injury or just because we needed some time off to figure things out, we've all needed some time off from running. And sometimes we feel totally enthusiastic and pumped about getting back in the game.
Yes, to get started running is challenging (especially if you're brand new). And even though it's a fairly simple sport, it can also feel overwhelming since there's so much information about it — from what type of sneakers to get to what types of foods to eat for optimal performance — available. But while you'll likely face a physical challenge when you get started with running, the actually getting started and figuring out the lay of the land part doesn't have to be so hard!
Confession: I missed my March goal call, but I have no excuse for skipping it other than the fact that I just did not feel like blogging. And that's OK, because I needed a break for the month and nothing exploded because I didn't post any updates here. Funny how that works, huh?! Anyway, so now it's April (that happened fast!) and I totally feel like blogging again (hence this post) and I'm going to jump back in with my April goal call. For those of you who are unfamiliar with my "goal call" posts, it's simply a way for me to share my monthly goals with y'all and also a simple tool to help hold myself accountable — which is something we all need when it comes to setting and achieving goals.
Mark and I finally got a slow-cooker. As anyone with a slow-cooker knows (or anyone who's even heard about slow-cookers knows), it's a game-changer in terms of easily putting together a meal of substantial size. Basically, you just throw your ingredients into this big tub, turn it on and a few hours later your meal is ready. Honestly, I'm mad this thing wasn't a part of my life sooner because that's about as much effort as I'm ever willing to put into preparing a meal. My only beef with it is that it's not a fast-cooker. If it could all be that easy and you could have your food ready within minutes, well that my friends would be an ultimate dream come true for me.
I've been running with my Garmin Forerunner 235 for almost 4 months now, so I think it's finally time to give this (awesome) sucker a full review. Many of you have asked (via Instagram) what I think about the Garmin Forerunner 235, and my general response has been that I LOVE it! But many of you have also aske me to do a full, in-depth review, so ... here it is!