October 20, 2014

Falling Back Into Running

While I know a ton of people go crazy for fall, I’ll be honest and say it never used to be my favorite season. I mean, I never hated it, but I also never understood why people went gaga over color changing leaves, boots and sweaters, or even pumpkin spice lattes. (I actually do love pumpkin but… why can’t I eat it anytime of year I want? I stockpile cases of Southern Tier Pumking beer for exactly that reason.) However, since moving to Colorado… I LOVE FALL. The colors are so ridiculously beautiful, especially with the snowcapped mountains way off …

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June 20, 2014

Getting and Giving Recognition

Ferris Wheel Elitch Gardens

My firm’s fiscal year runs July through June, which means that April is an anxious month of building your case for a stellar year-end review, May is an anxious month of waiting for your review to happen (but having no idea how it went)… and then in June, we finally get our results. The month culminates with a big Promotion Day celebration sponsored by each of the local offices, and it’s always a lot of fun. There are a few parts of the day that are for promotees only, but the day as a whole is a chance for everyone to …

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May 15, 2014

Putting My Money Where My Mouth Isn’t


I’m about ten days into my DietBet, and so far, I am really loving it. I have been tracking my food intake very closely on MyFitnessPal (PS – the Windows Phone app for it rocks), and I found that ever since Friday night, it’s been kind of like my game of Don’t Break the Chain: I’m mostly hitting my calorie targets (and choosing healthy foods to help me hit them), and I want to just keep the streak going as long as I can. But honestly, the money involved in the bet has also been great motivation. Every time I’m …

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November 14, 2013

Marathon Motivation Tip: Fake It Till You Make It

Marathon Motivational Tip: Fake it till you make it

Still working on my NYC Marathon race report (part 2 here!), but this week has been a little crazy/abnormal since I’ve been working 12-15 hours a day since Sunday facilitating a week-long training course in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. Don’t feel too sorry for me, though – although I’m waking up at 5am every day so that I’m able to get materials/logistics set for the participants to start at 8am, other times I get to do fun things like supervise the Tai Chi sessions in gorgeous settings like this: The program is really cool – it’s one that I went …

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July 24, 2013

How To Reach Your Exercise Goals While Injured

Now that I’ve gotten the greenlight to work out, I’m so excited to get back to Flywheel and some of my other favorite classes. However, it’s also really important to make sure that I don’t go too hard. I’m definitely still hurt (in fact, after a trial run with the mechanical traction machine yesterday, I feel worse than before), and the last thing I want is to exacerbate my problems. Many of my friends/readers seem to think that I am uber-competitive and will stop at nothing to run, spin, or otherwise work out. They also seem to be under the misconception …

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