Martha’s Vineyard and my brief fitness hiatus

There is some real absentee blogger shit happening here.

Sorry guys. I had a crazy week. But I wanted to pop in to give a little update.

First, I lost my sneakers and with them my custom orthotics. I took an early morning class at the new Barry’s Bootcamp location (27th and Park). The class is hard but the real barbaric stuff happens in the locker room. After class, I raced to the locker room to shower.  I kicked off my shoes and put them under the sinks to quickly get in line for the showers (because there is always a line, even if it’s a brand new studio with 6 showers).

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How to increase your metabolism and other things

Happy Monday. How was your weekend? Was it lovely? Tell me more.

It’s pretty easy to fall down the internet rabbit hole of health and wellness tips. (Hello! Can you hear me from down here!? It’s dark and there’s lots of rabbit food.)

I read a few things recently that I thought  were really smart, whether it be because they were scientific or heartfelt. Since these select pieces rose above the noise, I wanted to share them with you.

If you’ve read anything brilliant or useful recently, let me know in the comments!

This post employs data and science-driven answers to a very commonly asked question: How can I make my body work faster?

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Crossfit Solace: Love at first class

I tried a new studio last week, and I liked the class I took so much I signed up for the same class the following week on my phone on my way home.

Meet Crossfit Solace, she’s a unique beast.

Basically it’s an amenity-laden, very clean Crossfit studio that also offers yoga and sculpting classes. It breaks the Crossfit mold by attracting mostly ladies. Solace isn’t in a windowless basement like many Crossfit boxes, not does it smell like the inside of a old shoe. It’s also in Murray Hill so please infer the usual stereotypes.  It’s been on my list to try for a while because I like nice things.

CrossFit Solace

Welcome to here.

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A high-altitude hike in the Andes

When we planned our recent trip to Colombia, I knew I wanted to fit in an overnight hike. I had never been on one before and I was really curious and excited. I wasn’t sure what it would be like to hike at high altitude. I wasn’t sure how my ankle would hold up. Would I get bored?   It was something I wanted to try. I knew it was a great fitness adventure and I wanted to have a go.

andes hike

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Every time I worked out last week (10/18-10-24)

Oh, hello there.  Happy Fall, people.  My shin/ankle/calf situation acted up this week, so I modified a bit. I love having a workout schedule but I love having a pain-free ankle more, so I’m being flexible.

Before I get into the weekly rundown, I wanted to share an awesome, usable nutrition blog I’ve been reading. It’s called Meals for Miles. Kelly is a registered dietitian (MS, RD) and shares healthy, NYC-based food information and I’m looking forward to taking her advice.  Unlike other food-focused blogs, not every post requires I have a food processor (or the energy/interest in cleaning a food processor). She’s a runner and her posts are interesting and accessible.

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