Marathon Training Recap: Week 2

Week 2 of marathon training is done! This is a 20 week training cycle, and I’m really trying to ease into it so that I don’t do too much too quickly and injure myself. Here’s how this week went: Sunday: 3 mile shakeout run. This was done at an easy pace the day after my long run. Monday: Barre class! Tuesday: Spin class! This was my first time taking a spin class, and I loved it. The darkness, the music,[Read more]

5 new things I tried in 2017

I am really making an effort lately to try new things. Whether that be a fitness class, a lifestyle change, or doing something outside my comfort zone, I’m learning that it’s important (and very fulfilling) to continuously challenge yourself. I think that I was pretty successful at trying something new and not just settling on the “same old same old” in 2017. Below are 5 new things I tried this year.  1.       Taking a cake decorating class I’ve brought this topic[Read more]

Cake cake cake!

A couple of months ago, I took a cake decorating class at a local bakery, where we learned how to make buttercream frosting, then how to assemble and frost our cake. I decided to test out what I had learned for Thanksgiving and wanted to share the results with you.  I was trying to look for a Thanksgiving-y flavor. I settled on an orange almond cake with a vanilla swiss buttercream. I’m not sure if that’s a Thanksgiving flavor or[Read more]

Marathon Training: Week 1

Marathon training has officially started! Week 1 of my 20 week program for the Boston Marathon is in the books. As a charity runner, I was given a training plan by our group coach. This plan is for hundreds of runners and is not specific to me or my goals. I am going to need to tweak it a little bit, especially in the beginning, to make sure I am not adding mileage too quickly. Here’s how the week went:[Read more]

Gift Ideas for Runners

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, themed cocktails, family time and gifts! Finding the right gift for someone can be pretty stressful. I’ve put together a list of gifts that my husband should read I think would make a great gift for the runner in your life! 1.       Cold weather gear Runners with a spring race in the books are going to be spending a lot of time outdoors this winter. Running outside in the middle of a blizzard or when[Read more]

December goals

I recently started reading a couple of new blogs, and on one of the blogs, the writer sets monthly goals for herself and then shares how she performed after the month is over. I thought that that was a great idea! It’s a way to not only outline and set clear sights for the month, but it is also a way to hold yourself accountable. And even though I may not have many readers, because I have to type out[Read more]