Morning reminder

You’ve come a long way on your life’s journey.  Take a moment to be grateful for friends, family and random acts of kindness you’ve encountered so far this year. And to all my friends and those I’ve met while training, thank you.  You are the best! Advertisements

Put down that cookie!

Any of you need a personal cookie-slapper in your life? You know, someone who appears whenever you are about to embark on journey of diet-sabatoging and slaps the “bad” food out of your hands or grabs your purse and runs away with it when you walk into Starbucks? Stood in line twice at the Coffee…

Recipe: Avocado and eggs on toast

If you are like me, then you don’t really have a lot of time in the morning to get ready.  I know that if I don’t bring breakfast with me to work, then I will end up getting a muffin or some other fattening treat from the coffee shop — and then it’s all downhill…

Be content, but never stop improving

You really do need to take things as they come.  There will also be good days and bad days.  You will meet nice people and people who are less nice. Remember, it’s all about balance.  Stay focused on the positive.

You are doing amazing!

We all need to be reminded of this every once and a while.  You are freaking amazing. Don’t ever forget it!

Ragnar Memories – from Miami to Key West

You would think my crazy daily life would be enough of an adrenaline high, but apparently not. I have push myself when on vacation too, which is why when I noticed that Ragnar Team U.S.A (Ultra Sexy Athletes) posted a desperate plea looking for a runner for the Key West Ragnar, I had to sign up. I mean,…

Everyone Needs a Marathon Massage

If you’ve been training for any type of running, cycling, NPC or Ironman event, then you need a marathon massage.  Really. You do. A guy I met told me about them. He went on…and on…and on…about how wonderful they were. My reaction, “What are you talking about and are you sure?” Turns out he was…

Running in Prague

Last year I got really lost in Madrid while on a run.  I mean really lost. The first 90 minutes were great. I was running through the streets in the early morning and thinking it was a beautiful city. The only people I saw were drunk people walking home from the bar (it was 6:00…

Running just for fun…what a concept!

If you know me, then you know I’m competitive. Really competitive.  And not just with my fellow athletes, but with myself as well.  I have set fitness goals, race times and ridiculous deadlines. Even my training days have set goals that I set out to beat. So when my friend Nicolette agreed to do the Color…

You know you’re a runner…

You know you’re a runner when you would rather get up before the sun than miss your run. That was me today. I had to be at work by 7:15 am to prep for an all-day video shoot I was directing/producing. But was this going to stop me from  going my morning run? Nope. At…

Bring on the Compression Socks

I’m a believer. Yes, I am.  I’m not talking Justin Bieber Believer, but a believer that compression socks are good for a runners a soul — or really their calves. During my first Ragnar Relay and half marathon, I saw all these people wearing the colorful knee high socks and thought they were ridiculous. Why would I…

What’s the hype with Coconut Water?

Everywhere I go, I see coconut water. It’s like it’s suddenly better than plain water, but here’s the thing…nobody can really prove it. Sure, they say it’s super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free and packed full of potassium and electrolytes. It’s been also promoted as a great way to cure a hangover and prevent cancer, but is it…