Up, Up and Away!

How many folks travel regularly for work?  As someone who used to travel > 9 months per year (Monday – Friday) for over 4 years after graduating from college, travel, fitness, and nutrition sometimes felt like a midair battle each and every trip. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, learning the hard way about not…

Racing for a Cau$e

As a finance and statistics nerd, who also happens to be training for a charity Triathlon event and on the brink of kicking off my fundraising efforts, I started wondering just how extensive the charity race world really was – here are some statistics for you fellow race nerds (from Running in the USA -2016…

Sticks + Stones – Bumps, Bruises and Blisters Don’t Stand a Chance

“Scars. A sign that you had been hurt. A sign that you had healed.” ― Benjamin Alire Sáenz How many times do you hop out of the shower and overlook those stubborn signs of persistence and perseverance? …your scars Now, as a child I can admit to a number of so-called “not-so-intelligent” experiences that yielded some…

Back to School – Swim School

…Triathlon training has officially commenced – and now it’s time to get serious about SWIMMING I’m sure my mother would chuckle hearing me say I was a little hesitant about getting back into the pool – especially as a child who practically spent every possible moment of her summer in the pool diving, trying to…

Drop the Mic – it’s Podcast Time

How do you pass the time on long runs, mornings filled with bumper-to-bumper traffic or just days when you need a little distraction? Sanity preservation tactic: Podcasts Over the last year of runs exceeding the 1-hour mark and living/coping with the bustling Boston traffic scene each and every morning, I’ve learned that my beloved Tom…

Twinkle Toes + Tips

Week 1 of the 30-week marathon training plan has commenced and there have been some great reflections, lessons learned and now the next step to my routine – increasing my average running cadence – from 164 steps per minute to 173 – the plan + the progress

Rise + Shine Smoothie Time

Daylight “savings” really? After cruising through the Wall Street Journal this morning, I now blame the wonderful folks at the candy companies for this robbery of my precious weekend sleep + free time. Why? Well it turns out that in 2007, the folks at some of our country’s largest candy makers banded together and begged…

Life is a treasure hunt

“I’m an adventurer, looking for treasure” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist Let me avoid sugar-coating the last few months of chaos… • Starting another blog and feeling completely inspired again • Training for the Chicago Marathon (after last year’s crash and quasi-burn at Marine Corps) • Training for my 1st Triathlon in July (eeek) • Getting promoted…

…if you don’t succeed, tri and tri again

With the Spring on the horizon (humor me – yes I know here in the Northeast that means a solid 1.5 months), it was time to start buckling down on the next step in this year’s fitness journey. After deciding to give the marathon a second try, I decided that my appetite for challenge was…

Weekly Meditation Challenge Update

After a week plagued by too many stressful deadlines to count, a nasty cold, and not enough veggies – I did manage to find peace in this month’s 30-day challenge. Have you started meditation yet? What are you waiting for already?