That's right. Next weekend. Me. 13 miles. I decided last night that I wanted to do it. I've been debating about the More/Fitness Magazine Half-Marathon for months now. Every time I open the latest issue of Fitness Magazine and see the ad for it I'm like, "Yeah! I really want to do that!" but for some reason I just never signed up. Well, now I did! And I'm so ready to run. This year is the race's 10th anniversary, it takes place in Central Park, and it's one of the largest all-women's half-marathons in the country. Ummmm, sweet! Sounds like a good time to me. So, crazy me. Signing up for 13-mile races two weeks before their start. Good thing I've been running a lot lately! In fact, I've been running so much that I've hardly had any time to write about it. I'll make up for some of that now.
First things first. If you're wondering what the heck happened to my February 2013 running playlist, last month, I shared it exclusively to my Tumblr page. But rest assured that I did not skip a month of new running music. It exists. You can find it, subscribe, and listen to your hearts content by clicking the link above.
AntiGravity yoga. OK, I know it sounds kind of crazy, but it's a real thing! It's a fairly new form of yoga (created in 1990), and yes, it is every bit as fun and impressive as its name makes it sound. I tried it for the first time ever on Friday with The Holding Space at Studio Anya. It was one of the most playful and relaxing yoga classes I've ever taken and I really can't wait until the next time I can take another class! For my first time around, I signed up for the restorative class (described as "the gentle, deep stretching, healing side of AntiGravity Yoga") so that I could learn the ropes in an easy going, slow-paced environment. It's important to take it slow and be gentle when learning a new kind of exercise.
Hungry Runner was born out of my love for both food and fitness. Being passionate about both is tough sometimes. Of course I'd love to eat mac-and-cheese-topped hot dogs every day, but I know such a meal wouldn't provide my body with what it needs to fuel a six-mile run or a Tabata workout at the gym. (Darn!) So what's a foodie to do? And how can we all enjoy the outstanding (and sometimes downright, over-the-top decadent) dishes that so many restaurant chefs have to offer while still maintaining a wholesome diet? Well, it might not be an easy feat to conquer, but I learned a lot about food and some great New York City restaurants at the Village Voice Choice Eats event last night and I've got some answers for you!