Losing Weight in the City

Aug 29


It’s Friday night and I’m having a wild evening of sipping on this, leafing through all of the September issues and watching the U.S. Open.

Earlier in the summer, I’d decided not to go away for Memorial Day and Labor Day and got bored and lonely and regretted those decisions, but I’m more than okay with being around this weekend. I woke up with a sore throat this morning, so I’m definitely coming…

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Aug 28

Pretty sure @stitchfix hit it out of the box this month! I think I may keep it all.

Pretty sure @stitchfix hit it out of the box this month! I think I may keep it all.

Aug 27

On Becoming a Morning Runner

When I started working out regularly about 5.5 years ago, I’d drag myself to pre-work training sessions with…

On Becoming a Morning Runner

When I started working out regularly about 5.5 years ago, I’d drag myself to pre-work training sessions with…

Aug 25

My Favorite Lorna Jane Pieces

My Favorite Lorna Jane Pieces

Last year, I reviewed a bunch of Lorna Jane clothes.

I thought they were super cute, and I felt cool reviewing a brand that was pretty new to the U.S. (They’ve been in Australia forever.) 

At the time, I just thought they were cute clothes.

Last August, I went to a press breakfast where Ms. Lorna Jane Clarkson herself spoke — very candidly about the ups and downs of building a very successful…

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Aug 24

Workouts Lately

So it’s been two weeks since I decided not to do the Half-Ironman. And I still feel great about the decision, so it was certainly the right one right now.

What have I been up to since then?

It should surprise nobody that I’ve been to Uplift three times.

One regular class, one “triathlon” and one Workout + Wine.

I went to SoulCycle once with a coworker.

I ran two loops of Prospect Park yesterday…

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Aug 22

Throwing a Lobster Party with Fresh Direct

Throwing a Lobster Party with Fresh Direct

I’ve had some pretty freaking cool experiences since starting this blog, but Fresh Direct helped me pull off a really cool one last week.

A few weeks ago I was driving back from the Hamptons, and I got an email from the FreshDirect PR people asking if I wanted to participate in a lobster party with them. IS THIS REAL LIFE? WHAT IS MY LIFE? immediately went through my mind, and I emailed the…

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Aug 20

Love-All: A Morning with New Balance Tennis

Love-All: A Morning with New Balance Tennis

Long-time readers know a few things about me:

1. I’m a little wacky.

2. I’ve loved New Balance since they were a client of mine a few years ago. I think it’s a truly amazing company with amazing products and amazing people. (I got to tour their factory and totally geeked out.)

3. I loved tennis far before I loved running or any other fitness activity.


Also, I LOVE causing rackets. Er, racquets? 


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Aug 18

What’s Off the Menu For Me

What’s Off the Menu For Me

For the first two years I blogged here, I blogged most of my meals, for better or worse.

And then I stopped for a number of reasons: I’d been laid off, and honestly, didn’t want to be judged for what i was or wasn’t spending my money on, I was bored of it, and I was having a bout of digestive issues and I didn’t want anyone to potentially try to emulate the sometimes weird combinations I was…

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Aug 17

Things I’ve Loved Lately: Summer Edition

Things I’ve Loved Lately: Summer Edition

Things have been a little heavy up in here, so let’s just talk about some things I’ve been loving lately, eh?


Pre-Workout: Amanda first introduced me to this magic at the Runner’s World Half in Boston. I tried the Vega Pre-Workout Energizer then and LOVED it – both for the taste and the energy it gave me without upsetting my stomach or making me too jittery. I love my coffee, but my sensitive…

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Aug 16

Without a Goal

After I decided not to do the half-Ironman, I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders.

Having struggled with anxiety, I’ve generally tried to remove stress where I can in my life. I remember Katy wrote a great post a few years ago about the “summer of no.” I’ve been trying to simplify my life where possible so I can focus on the things I can control to make me happy.

In 2009, I…

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