Hello, friends. I hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend.

I visited Toronto during the long weekend to visit my dear pal Kyla. But before that,  I had a lighter week of workouts. Post-BK Half, it wasn’t that I was too sore (I was the normal amount of sore) but mentally, I needed a break. I didn’t feel like pushing myself. So I took a break.  I highly recommend it.

Here’s what went down:

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The Boston Marathon was yesterday and I don’t know about you, but watching coverage of that race makes me want to sign up for #alloftheraces. Your first race can be a bit overwhelming. Running alone is a different beast.

When you’re running with thousands of other people there are a few things you can do to make the experience better for everyone. Whether it’s your first race or your 100th, there are some understood rules of the road. Feel free to add your own items in the comments!

Here is my race etiquette wish list: 

1. Don’t start in the wrong corral. 
It’s annoying for other runners, it will be troublesome for you. I used to get nervous and start a corral back from where I should be. I would spend the first mile of any race trying to get in front of runners who were slower and it was insanely frustrating. For everyone. Likewise, if you’re not an elite, don’t stand in the front. You will get pummeled and you’ll prevent someone from running their best race.

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I’m sure that kid in the orange sweatpants crushed the NYAC runner.

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Oh hey what’s up hello. (Yes I’m still into that song.) This week I slowly eased back into running. Nothing fancy, I maxed out at 2 miles, but I’m back in business. I also tried out a new studios on ClassPass.  Let’s dig in.

Monday: I tried a Powered class at The Movement, a new-to-me studio in Flatiron. The couple who owns the studio actually went to my sleep-away camp (Camp Green Lane: Where happiness counts!). The teacher Sarah Starkweather was fabulous. I arrived a few minutes late (eek) and she helped me set up quickly and even took the time to inquire about injuries. This class was barefoot, but there was still a bit of jumping, which I’m not ready for. But Sarah helped me modify. It was a unique and solid workout.

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Morning motivation from The Movement

Fun Fact: The Movement donates $1 per person per class directly to the National Brain Tumor Society.

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