Hi! Hello! Are we six days into February ALREADY? That seems pretty impossible, since it was just January 1st, like, three days ago. But, whatever ... I guess I can't really argue with the calendar. Anyways ... as I mentioned in my first "Goal Call" post of the year, it's one of my goals to check in here each month with updates on the mini, monthly goals I'm working on. January certainly flew by and it involved a good amount of running for me (which means I achieved at least one of my fitness goals for the month), but there were some other areas that fell short and that I can definitely use February to work on.
If you've seen some of my Instagram posts lately (which, you may have noticed have been far and few) then you know that I've been feeling uninspired to blog or post anything online lately. Why? Well, at first I wasn't really sure. But then I went for a run with Ashley this morning and she said she had been feeling the exact same way lately.
To some the following statement might sound weird, but so far this winter I've already had the pleasure of being able to enjoy three or four snowy weather runs. How can running in the snow be enjoyable, you ask? Well, it's all about having the right gear. If you're dressed right with the best winter running gear, running in the cold, and yes, even the snow (and even while it's snowing) won't feel like a drag.
Hello hungry friends and happy 2017! I hope your year is off to an excellent start and that you've already begun to log lots of miles (if that's what you want to do, that is)! My 2017 has been good so far, but I'd be lying if said getting back into an early-morning workout routine after almost 2 weeks of vacation hasn't been a struggle. So that's definitely something to work on! And speaking of working on things, that leads me to the gist of today's post.
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.