Hey, it’s my 100th post!
I would not have guessed I’ve written 100 posts on this blog. I only know because the stats tell me. Otherwise I might have guessed I’d written maybe 50, 60? Acknowledging my 100th post feels both celebratory and arbitrary. Like, it’s cool, but also Neil deGrasse Tyson would probably wrinkle his nose at the whole thing. He’d say I might as well celebrate my 268th post – they’re both just numbers, equally likely to be randomly generated as any other.
Well, to hell with your killjoy theories, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I’m celebrating it.
Continue reading “A Lot of Cool News”
It snowed yesterday morning, dumping several inches on northern Long Island. I decided not to run and instead do a 44-minute cardio/HIIT/weights workout courtesy of fitnessblender.com, my go-to site for indoor workouts.
This is a GOOD workout. It hits everything and leave me sweating.
Continue reading “My Favorite Workout, My Cold Fingers”
I don’t have many recipes I can claim as my own – I am more recipe follower than recipe creator – but this might be the closest. I discovered the source a few years ago when I was searching online for a good vegan chili recipe. I’ve never fully been a vegan, but for years I preferred eating vegan protein at home as it just seemed healthier and also I hate touching raw meat.
Continue reading “Very Excellent Vegan (If You Want) Chili”
I had a nice, productive Sunday, which is all I ever want in a Sunday. After spending Saturday doing a quick upper body workout, cleaning the house like crazy for a realtor to do a walk-through (both the inside and outside of the fridge and the freezer), and making a couple trips to the supermarket, I decided Sunday was to be for two things: cooking and running.
Continue reading “Superhero Sunday”
Hello! I am so excited to announce that I have signed up to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. I’ll be running as part of Fred’s Team, raising money for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of my mom Joan, who passed away from the disease in November.
Continue reading “Hello, I Am Running the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon”
Ah, the post-race recovery runs.
I enjoy recovery runs. Even if I’m still sore, which I definitely was yesterday morning and even a bit this morning. Yesterday’s 3.1 miles and this morning’s 4.3 were both easy, no pressure, no expectations, no speed, easy peasy fun runs. My legs actually felt better after both of them.
Continue reading “Recovery Road”
Is anyone else obsessed with looking at race results stats? I love it. As soon as they’re online, I can’t wait to pore over the finishing times, age group breakdowns, splits, top women, top men, last finishers, youngest runner, oldest runner – I love it all.
In this post, I’m going to get all anal about numbers and math. If that sounds like fun to you, keep reading!
Continue reading “Fred Lebow Manhattan Half: My Results, Stats, Hat”
It’s time for another post where I make someone else’s recipe! This is a GOOD one. I thought it would be a good day to finally post this, seeing as I am still recovering from yesterday’s half marathon, and I don’t think I’ll be running tomorrow either. Just a tad sore today.
During the last year of my mom’s life, I spent a lot of time scouring the internet for vegan recipes. Desserts mostly. My mom always had to have some kind of cookie or muffin or baked good in the house. And let’s face it, so do I.
Continue reading “Pumpkin Banana Bread”
What a beautiful day for my first half marathon!
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect morning. The traffic was great, the weather was flawless, and I felt strong.
Well, this is a recap, so let’s do it.
Continue reading “Running Up That Hill: 2018 Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Race Recap”
Carbo-loading DONE. New headphones PURCHASED. Legs SHAVED.
I am ready for you, half marathon.
Continue reading “Get Ready, Get Set…”