Reporting live from my parents’ house! Happy Thanksgiving!

I took the train out to the ‘burbs last night to spend Thanksgiving with my family.

We are a small bunch at Thanksgiving – just my immediate family – but my mom and I were talking about adding some new traditions this year. We both like to run (she ran a 5 miler in Central Park this month and placed 6th in her age group!!) so we convinced my dad and sister to do a Turkey Trot in the town next to ours.

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Are you waiting at the edge of your seat waiting for an update on my injured ankle? Do I have the post for you!

After being told my ankle would take 1-2 years to heal, I sought out a second opinion. Does that timeline seem crazy to anyone else? I’m relatively new to sports injuries.

I feel lucky to live in a city like New York where there are just so many incredible doctors.  As a patients we are able to have large options for even the most specific of needs, like ankle specialists. It’s a fact that no one I’ve spoke to about my injury so far even so much as looks at a knee.
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It’s time to wish a belated happy 6-month-aversary to Cuckoolemon!

Happy 6 Months, Cuckoolemon!

Happy 6 Months, Cuckoolemon!

The first blog post  went up on my birthday, May 14. I figured the Facebook birthday attention would be a great built-in audience for sharing this little project.

Since then I have had a blast writing this blog. As of today,  I’ve published 33 posts. To celebrate, I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the last six months.

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Hello from freezing New York City.

When it gets cold my whole life approach is threatened. My posture gets worse as I shrink into myself to huddle for warmth. I am the frozen hunchback of the Upper West Side. (I photoshopped an example but it’s too aesthetically displeasing to share.)

That’s not a reason to give up. Don’t turn your apartment into a hermitage of slack. Get out there. While everyone else is hibernating and putting on their winter weight, get awesome triceps. (Fact: Triceps are the muscle that make you think: “OW OW” when you look at an arm.)

Here are some ideas on how to make the cold weather work for your workout: 

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