Fresh off surf lessons in Sayulita, Mexico (which I’ll write about at some point, maybe) Matt and I were back in snow-dumped NYC and looking for a workout. Matt joined ClassPass because of a great promotion they have right now, so we were on the prowl for a ClassPass class specifically. (You can take advantage of the ClassPass deal, too!)
I’ve been wanting to try SURFSET (which has two locations at different studios on ClassPass!) for a while and I knew the pump was primed to get Matt go with me.
In earlyish October, I wrote about a bunch of fitness challenges happening at NYC studios. I knew I wanted to try one one, and I decided to go with Refine Method’s Take 2. Basically I took two Refine classes a week and received a discounted rate on classes.
Here’s what I thought:
Happy New Year! Long time no post, I know. I was away for the holidays. Matt and I spent a week and a half in Mexico starting in Mexico City, and moving to Puebla, Oaxaca, Puerto Vallerta and Sayulita.
We had heard mixed things about some of the places on our itinerary before we set off, but we ended up truly loving everywhere we went, especially Mexico City. We had a wonderful trip and if you’re considering a visit to any of those places, let me know and I’d love to talk your ear off.
I’m going to combine the last two weeks into one post. Here it goes.
Oh hello. Does anyone have any tips for not binge eating over the holidays? I don’t have a single one. It’s been cookies for breakfast, lunch and dinner over here. All of my protein intake comes from the whole milk I use in hot chocolate, so that’s nice. Balance?
Monday: Soulcycle theme ride with my sister. (The theme was Taylor Swift vs Her Exes). I didn’t love this class, I’ll be honest. I hate how cramped the room is at the 77th Street studio. The rider-in-front-of-me’s ass is unavoidably in my face. I don’t feel like there is any room to do the arm work (at least not with my wingspan). I loved hanging with Jill though. Also,is it basic to go to a Taylor Swift-themed Soul class then get salads with your sister? Asking for a friend.
Sweetgreen with Jill
Taylor Swift vs Her Exes at SoulCycle
One of the big questions new runners have (myself formerly included) is what to wear to run in the cold. Once I got semi-committed to running, the last thing I wanted to do was take the winter off, or worse, sequester running into an indoor activity and chain myself to the treadmill.
Matt running in the Berkshires
Running outside in the winter is badass and can lend itself to gorgeous, scenic runs.
There is no one-trick answer to what to wear in the cold, but there are a few factors to consider: View Post