Cambridge Half Marathon recap

On Sunday I ran the Cambridge Half Marathon. I chose to run this race because it was local and I wanted to run a half in the fall but before it got too cold. This race fit the bill. Bib pick-up was held at a local mall (which also sponsored the race). I went Friday after work. The line was crazy long! It started at on end of the mall and wound through the entire corridor. I thought for sure[Read more]

Weekly Workout Recap

Happy Monday! I am so happy for the short work week, I really need it! We’re heading to the Berkshires Thursday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family. I’m really looking forward to it, I hope these three days go by quickly! On to the weekly workout recap. I ran a half marathon yesterday (recap coming soon!), so I took it really easy with my workouts this week. A lot of rest and stretching. Monday: Barre class. What a great[Read more]

What am I thankful for?

With Thanksgiving just around the corner (I know, I can’t believe it either!), I thought I would take some time to think about a few things that I am thankful for this year. First, I am thankful for my husband. He is my best friend and my #1 supporter. He’s at every race, dance event and any other extracurricular activity I take part in. If it weren’t for him, I would probably still be eating tacos every night for dinner and[Read more]

Weekly Workout Recap

Monday: barre class. I really like starting my week off with this class. It’s at night, so it’s a nice reward for making it through another Monday. Tuesday: Group run, 4.65 miles. This was my first time doing a group run, and I really liked it. Because it gets dark here so early now, I thought I should try running with a group. My watch didn’t sync with GPS right away so I only have 4 miles of splits: 9:16,[Read more]

Thoughts on Meditation

Is it just me, or has the number of people who meditate drastically increased over the last few years? Or perhaps, we’re just hearing about it more. Either way, I’m the type of person whose mind is constantly going. I’m always thinking. In fact, I largely avoid yoga classes because of the savasana portion at the end, where you relax and breathe deep for what feels like an hour. It’s supposed to be relaxing and peaceful, but the whole time[Read more]

Weekly Workout Recap

I don’t know if it’s that the weather is finally somewhat changing or that the days are getting shorter, but I’ve needed extra motivation to get my workouts in lately. I think I really need to become a morning runner. The past couple weeks I’ve gotten up early to get my long run in on Saturday, and I’ve absolutely loved it. It’s easier for me to get out the door before I can think about any distractions. Now if only[Read more]