The Incredible Mental Benefits of Exercise

The Incredible Mental Benefits of Exercise

As the mileage increases each week during my 25k training plan, the rest day at the end of the week becomes more and more exciting. When training began, I had to rearrange a lot of runs due to a big snow storm and found myself completing much less intense cross training workouts. My legs didn’t … Read More

When You Have Nothing Left to Give

When You Have Nothing Left to Give

My husband is a high school band teacher, and over the holidays last month he spent some time getting organized for school. He loves reading books about becoming your best self, leadership and changing your mindset. These books have quickly translated over to his lessons for his students, which I think is awesome. There is … Read More

What Happened When I Didn’t Workout for 10 Days

What Happened When I Didn’t Workout for 10 Days

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely still recovering from the holidays. The past month has flown by in the blink of an eye. I swear we were just transitioning from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and now all of a sudden it’s 2018! The past 6 weeks have been wonderful. Magical, even. The holidays … Read More

What I Learned from Completing a Fitness Challenge

What I Learned from Completing a Fitness Challenge

When I originally created the November Fitness Challenge, I did so as a way to hold myself accountable. I knew that maintaining fitness motivation after the New York City Marathon would be much more challenging. Working out seems much less rewarding when there isn’t a box to check or workout to cross off each day. … Read More

December Goals

December Goals

Hello and happy December! It is finally my favorite time of year. (I say finally, but really the time has just been flying by). The fresh start that comes with the beginning of every month is my absolute favorite. I use this time to plan, evaluate my goals, and prepare for upcoming events. This month is the … Read More

Marathon Training – Week 18 Recap

Marathon Training – Week 18 Recap

Another week is complete already! I love Sundays and they seem to be coming quickly and quicker each week. This was the first week of taper for the New York City Marathon and it was definitely welcomed after a rough peak week last week. I love taper because it always bring my training into perspective … Read More