It’s New Year’s Eve and I’m sitting in my Brooklyn apartment watching Gilmore Girls. I went for a run over the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges with Anna this morning and besides ordering some beauty products off of Amazon earlier, that’s about the only other thing I’ve done today.
A pretty sweet end to a pretty sweet year if you ask me!
For a health and fitness blogger living in New York City, I’m a very slow adopter of new workouts, so it’s only fitting that it’s taken me this long to finally try Orangetheory Fitness: a group personal training workout class that promises to keep your body burning calories for up to 36 hours after the workout — or as they call it, “the afterburn.”
Running in the cold: to many that phrase sounds pretty unpleasant. In fact, doing anything outside in the winter can sound pretty unpleasant. Especially when you have the choice of being warm and cozy inside.
But after spending some time with the “it’s too cold to run outside” mentality, I finally decided to at least give it a try and, to my surprise, found that it can be not just bearable, but actually enjoyable.
Last Saturday I ran the NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K in Central Park. This was my first post-NYC Marathon race.
I took at least two weeks off of running following the marathon. I eased back into running with two or three short, easy runs the third week after the marathon and then directly after that I was abroad in Scotland for a week. There I got to run three times (three to five miles each) and at a very leisurely pace.
I told y’all I’d be back with my final review of the marathon training plan I followed for this year’s NYC Marathon.
Well, I’ve finished training, I’ve crossed the finish line and after four weeks or so of recovery, I’m ready to share my final thoughts on the plan as a whole.