Off to the Races (Part 2)

Dear Reader, I write this post to you in a mild state of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), as I have just completed my first (and last) half marathon the day before. (See here for part 1 of this post.) If a half marathon is an iceberg, the training is everything beneath the water and... Continue Reading →

Off to the Races (Part 1)

Dear Reader, As a child, writing and running were two things that I despised. Today, in apparent betrayal of the small human I used to be, I will blog about my half-marathon journey. Have any of you run a half-marathon? I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that… it’s a (half-)marathon, not a sprint….... Continue Reading →

Grin and Barre It

Dear Reader, Fortunately, the pain came as no surprise. Not too long ago, I read the book Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir by Wednesday Martin (more here). In the book, Martin recounts her experience in a barre exercise class with a flock of fit, well-to-do mothers. She describes how her muscles trembled as she... Continue Reading →

Parking Garage Workout

Dear Reader, How has your fitness routine been holding up after a few weeks of social distancing and self-quarantine? I still jog outside when the weather permits, but I am missing my occasional trips to the gym and weekend yoga classes. While I have been making do with home workouts (more here), I have been... Continue Reading →

Healthy in Our Homes

Dear Reader, I recently saw a meme on Facebook in response to the pandemic with the text “I’m either going to leave this self-quarantine 100lbs heavier or 50lbs lighter. Only time will tell.” While this statement was made in jest, I believe there is some truth to the underlying text. We humans are accustomed to... Continue Reading →

A Dip in the Deep End

Dear Reader, Do you like to swim? I definitely did as a kid. I remember that the highlights of my summer were trips to the local public pool, vacations to waterparks, and splashing around in an above-ground kiddie pool in the backyard. Looking back on these experiences, it occurs to me that “swimming” as a... Continue Reading →

Food and Fitness in Cartagena

Dear Reader, Should our health and fitness goals ever take a vacation? I am currently in Cartagena, Colombia and am pondering this question. On my first full day in the city, I walked around a little in the morning (before the intense Caribbean heat set in) and ate what was convenient—mostly doughy and, admittedly, greasy... Continue Reading →

Yeah, I work out

Dear Reader, Do you go to the gym? And, if so, what type of gym goer are you? I have recently begun to follow through on my goal of ‘going to the gym.’ It took a while, but I’m finally beginning to develop a routine. As a person who likes to watch people, I wanted... Continue Reading →

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