I read internet mumblings that I. AM. YOU.  was an A-grade yoga studio. My zone of existence for fitness doesn’t extend to Little Italy, so I’d never been.  I had plans to meet pal Tracey (creator of Kale with a Side of Fries) who lives downtown for a workout + dinner date and that was impetus enough for me to venture to Mulberry Street.

Let’s dig in because you’ll want to be prepared.

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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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It’s not a secret that I’m scared of the dark.  (And if it was a secret, it’s not anymore.) In the winter months in New York, there is just SO MUCH DARK. According to the iPhone weather app, the sun rose at 7:13am today and will set at 4:30pm. That is way less than 12 hours of sunlight. Which brings me to the point: if you run in the winter and you have a desk job, you have to run in the dark (whether that means morning or night).

I am in a severe “I hate the treadmill” phase, so I aggregated some ways to play it safe and smart while running outside in those pre-dawn or post-sunset hours.

1.  Run with a friend. Four feet are better than two. As much as I love a solo run I feel safer when I’m not alone on a dark or isolated running path.

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