Hi pals! How was your week? Mine was pretty hectic.

It was a real treat to leave the city this weekend and head to Great Barrington. It’s pretty real how much a slower paced environment can chill you out.

Song of the week: “Jorge Regula” by the Moldy Peaches. You’ll be singing along in no time. This is a twee call and response jam.

This week’s fitness recap:

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Good morning, sunshine(s)! Did you have a good week? The Boston Marathon was last Monday and like many of you, I have race fever! Speaking of racing, earlier this week I shared my race etiquette wish list. Got anything to add to that list?

Ok down to business.

Every time I worked out last week:

Monday: I finally tried Pop Physique (a California-originated barre studio that opened an outpost in NYC). The studio has a sassy-chic aesthetic. I liked the workout. It’s very similar to Physique57 in structure and intensity.

pop physique

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Hello from Colorado! I am out west skiing and hanging out all week. I flew in to Denver on Friday night (3/18) and have been to Keystone and Beaver Creek with Vail and maybe Breckenridge on deck! I’m going to leave out Colorado workout recaps from this post so I can do a ski-recap all together.

keystone colorado

Hello from Colorado!

For the first time in a while, I went to zero classes via ClassPass. I was traveling too much to make it happen. I talk a big game about working out while traveling, but sometimes I slack when I’m away, too.

Every time I worked out this week:

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I’ve mentioned it in passing, but I’ve never explained why I’m so positive about my physical therapy experience at Finish Line.

Aren’t you meant to dread physical therapy?

Finish-Line-PT-logo

Before I went to FLPT I was feeling pretty frustrated. After many months, three doctors and a different physical therapy treatment, I wasn’t healing from what sounded like such a simple injury (an ankle sprain). Finish Line was a bright light for me, so I wanted to breakdown why this place is special and effective. (Though I hope you never need the information.)

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In the 11 months since I sprained my ankle, I have emptied the internet of all its secrets in the realm of ankle trauma.

Matt (Remember Matt? He’s been around this whole time but if he wants the spotlight he can get his own blog) teased me that it was overkill and obsession, but I learned a lot of things that I think helped me. Instead of summarizing my findings, since I’m not a medical researcher (I mean, by trade, I am a resident expert in all things googleable) I’m just going to tell you what worked for me. So if you have a lingering sprain that just won’t go away, read on.

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