Studio Visits 2016

I’m definitely a creature of habit. I know which instructors I like, which times fit best in my schedule, and which studios I prefer. But even before I started working at ClassPass, I’d made it my personal mission to try a bunch of new studios and instructors this year. Once I realized running was out… Continue reading Studio Visits 2016

My Go-To Studios

I’m a creature of habit. I order the same coffee, could eat Special K for breakfast every day for the rest of my life, and workout at the same studios. Sometimes I’ll force myself to step outside my comfort zone, especially with my workouts, and this year it was particularly gratifying because I’ve now got a… Continue reading My Go-To Studios

Dream Bigger

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know I’ve struggled with injuries since last summer. First it was two herniated discs, which led to hip issues, and now heel pain. The last 12 months have been this weird circuitous bout of injuries — as soon as one thing gets fixed, something else… Continue reading Dream Bigger

SB Runs Manhattan

This is it, you guys! 2016! The year I qualify for the 2017 New York City marathon. (I know, seems crazy to do all this work without any payoff for 23 months. Don’t blame me, I didn’t design this system.) I remember moving to NY in 2011, standing on a street corner and watching the… Continue reading SB Runs Manhattan

2015 Favorites

MAKEUP: NAIL POLISH – I don’t really have a favorite color this year, but my new obsession is gel. I never thought I’d be able to stick with one color for more than a few days, but I am a full gel convert. Fresh Spa (NYC) and 21 Nail Lounge (DC) are the only places I’ll… Continue reading 2015 Favorites

Progress, Not Perfection

I keep a post-it note stuck to my mirror. Another one at my desk. There are three words on it: Progress, not perfection. A wise friend said that to me a few months ago, when I was in the early stages of recovery and struggling to accept the new limits thrown at me after only just… Continue reading Progress, Not Perfection

Sweat It Out: FlyBarre

Groundbreaking news: cardio is not the be all, end all. I know, I know — coming from a cardio whore, this sounds blasphemous. I love spinning. I love running. But I’m still not allowed to run, and my PT needs me to continue strengthening my core. I figured what better way to do that than… Continue reading Sweat It Out: FlyBarre