Things the holiday season is about:
-Sending time with loved ones
-Snow (If you’re lucky!)
-Cookies (and all the best baked goods)
-Awesome movies (A Christmas Story, Elf, Harry Potter, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation)
-Fun times with friends and family
-Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn muffins, and all your favorite foods (anything that floats your boat!)
Posts Tagged ‘fitness’
Things the holiday season is about:
Well, in case you hadn’t noticed, the holidays are here! In addition to lots of chilly-weather, wintertime running and enjoying tons of drool-worthy holiday dishes (like stuffing and apple pie) with friends and family, I’ve also been spending a lot of time writing; not just here on Hungry Runner, but also over on The Active Times, too. Which totally makes sense since, you know, that is my job and everything.
Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions about wintertime running like, how to stay motivated, what to wear, and of course during this time of the year, the best gifts for runners. Since I’ve been writing and publishing a lot of articles covering these topics, I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick link roundup here. The links below include lots and lots of great running and fitness advice. Plus, we just published our complete 2013 Holiday Gift guide with ideas for every type of fitness freak out there. Check it out below!
[image via Flickr/StudioBarre]
If I ate a cupcake for every time someone had asked me if I’d ever taken a Barre class over the past year or so, well (if it’s even possible) I’d be REALLY sick of cupcakes by now. What was even more annoying than constantly being questioned about the exercise fad, though, was the fact that I had never given it a go. I had no opinion to offer those who were questioning curiously.
Thanks to my membership at the NYC Reebok Sports Club (courtesy of FitFluential) and my new exercise schedule that makes group ex classes ideal, I no longer have to answer The Barre Question with a “no.” I’ve finally boarded the Barre bandwagon and if you ask me if I’ve ever tried it and what I think of it, I’ll happily throw some thoughts at you. Including the following lists of reasons why Barre is a particularly great exercise for runners.
[image via Know Your Meme]
Monday marks my third week at The Active Times and my new weekly schedule of working the “nine to five.” So far, I’ve loved every minute of working there. I’ve written lots about running, fitness, and even traveling and I can’t wait to keep contributing more content.
FYI: You can see all of my articles right here!
Since my office no longer doubles as the place where I also work out (#benefitsofbeingapersonaltrainer), aside from acclimating to an entirely new work environment, I’ve also had to completely re-adjust my workout routine. I haven’t had a job with a traditional 9-5 schedule in almost 2 years, and until now I’ve always had a workout space readily at my disposal and a super-flexible schedule. So in a lot of ways, this re-adjustment was like learning to ride a bike without training wheels again.
If you kept up with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter over the weekend, you know I had a crazy good time in Colorado at the #FitSocial Fitness and Health Social Media Conference. While I was there I learned a lot about blogging, ate a lot of good food, and best of all, made some truly lovely new fit-blogging friends. Keep on reading to hear about all of the fun I had and keep your eyes peeled for the top three healthy lifestyle tips I learned while at the conference and my #FitSocial Prize Pack Giveaway at the end of the post.
Say your goodbyes, because tomorrow I’m leaving.
Don’t worry, not for good. Just for four days while I venture to Colorado for the 2013 Fitness and Health Social Media Conference!
Over the course of the next four days I’ll be learning about the latest health and fitness research from an impressive group of top-notch experts, collecting inside tips about blogging and social media for fitness brands (AKA further enabling my Tumblr and Instagram addictions), and the best part, hiking and exercising with a fun group of fellow fitness bloggers. Now, I know that doesn’t sound like a dream vacation to most, but to me it’ll be like four days in party paradise, so naturally I am beyond excited!