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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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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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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Respecting the Distance

Respecting the Distance

Yesterday, I had an epiphany while riding my bike out to Montauk.

I do not enjoy biking enough to ride 56 miles. (After I’ve swam 1.2 and before running 13.1.)

I originally signed up for this Half-Ironman because I wanted a new challenge. I had run four marathons, and I had beat my sub-4 goal that I’d been trying for. I’d done some triathlons, and finally really enjoyed one. Its distance was…

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Propel Challenge: Add Flavor ( + Measure Hydration)

Propel Challenge: Add Flavor ( + Measure Hydration)

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

For part of their “Add Flavor” challenge, Propel has wanted us to monitor our hydration levels throughout various workouts, and hydrate accordingly.

Good thing it’s summer…

Because I’m sweating a lot.

Propel Hydration Challenge2

The easiest way to monitor your hydration level is through your pee. So…

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What’s an Athlete?

What’s an Athlete?

Google’s definition of what an athlete is says so much, don’t you think?

What's an athlete?

Proficient and skilled are a matter of opinion, but the Latin/Greek roots are pretty clear and the definition I’d been working with since I was on the tennis and gymnastic teams in high school (and briefly swimming and track, but those are stories for another day.)

A race is a competition, and I enter races all the time,…

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Propel Hydration Challenge

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Propel. I was compensated and all opinions are 100% my own.

Recently, Propel taught us a few things about hydration that I wanted to share with you.

For example, you may already be showing up for your workout slightly dehydrated, which can obviously affect your performance. If you’ve had a few glasses of wine the night before, a lot…

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NYC Tri: My First Olympic Tri!

NYC Tri: My First Olympic Tri!

Yesterday, I completed my first Olympic-distance triathlon!

And it went better than I expected!

The morning started at 4am, when my alarm went off. Miraculously, I slept really well. Once I dropped my bike off yesterday, I sort of felt like things were out of my hands and I got this weird sense of calm about the race.

I’d laid all my stuff out last night but it still took me a good 40 minutes to…

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I did it!!!!! #nyctri My mom + @laceybee522 = best cheering squad EVER. I am a lucky lady. ❤️🏊🚴🏃🐠 (at Hudson River)

I did it!!!!! #nyctri My mom + @laceybee522 = best cheering squad EVER. I am a lucky lady. ❤️🏊🚴🏃🐠 (at Hudson River)

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Casual Friday Afternoon Ninja Warrioring

Casual Friday Afternoon Ninja Warrioring


I’ve probably never mentioned that I love my job, right? (P.S. Today is our first birthday!)

Today’s work activity was particularly fun. We called it a day at 3pm and headed out to Brooklyn Zoo (not the kind with animals) to meet up with the Greatist crew for a little mingling and jumping around.

I was expecting something more…

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