Category Archive: Exercise

Best playlist!

This week I am using a Detroit-themed playlist in many of my classes. It is so awesome! I got the idea a couple weeks ago when Jessica was here. As a proud Detroiter,… Continue reading

Review: ClassPass Part II

Have you read Part I? That’s probably a good place to start and learn what ClassPass is. I’ve never done a barre class but decided to try out Pure Barre in Bethesda. I didn’t… Continue reading

Review: ClassPass Part I

Have you heard of ClassPass? No? It’s a pretty cool idea. It’s $99 a month and you can take as many classes as you’d like at their many, many studios. It’s in a few… Continue reading

14 rainy miles

Well, hello again. How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous. I gave myself some much needed down time and am feeling great. Saturday was dreary but I had plans to meet Alison for 14… Continue reading

Why I Won’t Bandit a Race

Saturday is the Rock n Roll Marathon and Half Marathon in DC, the following weekend is the Shamrock Marathon/Half in Virginia Beach (which I did last year)…I was really hoping to do one… Continue reading

The challenge of being a sub

I’ve been teaching loads of indoor cycling classes recently and I really do enjoy it but I must say I enjoy my regular classes a lot more than subbing. Every instructor is different,… Continue reading


Hey – I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I posted. What have I been doing with myself? The last couple weeks have been a bit crazy around here and have hosted… Continue reading

A cold, cold day in Washington.

I’m writing from layers and super tall warm socks under a warm blankie. Yep, I wrote blankie. There was no run today. Partly because it’s Sunday and I usually don’t run on Sundays… Continue reading

Running, Spinning, Eating, Sleeping, Repeating

Oh boy. I don’t know about you but I feel like I need another weekend already. Mine kicked off with a really cold 11 mile run. Once I regained feeling in my fingers… Continue reading


When I started as a spinning instructor, my goal was to be known as the instructor with great music. I’m pretty sure I’ve succeeded in meeting this goal. I think I’m also known… Continue reading


I used to be AWESOME at working out on my own. In college I woke up before 6:00 every weekday and got on the first bus and spent time in the gym before… Continue reading

Almond Raspberry Braid

Okay, this is the final of my birthday posts (yeah, I may have overdone it a bit) and the first time I’ve shared a complete recipe on this blog! I’ve shared before that… Continue reading

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yesterday I celebrated my birthday. Growing up, I don’t remember especially looking forward to birthdays. After college I lived with my brother and sister in law for a bit and she loves her… Continue reading

Feel the burn

Hey there! Happy Monday! It’s a wet one here in Silver Spring. I started the day with a 6:30 am spin class. I was much more excited about that early morning time before… Continue reading

2015 Races

My whole race year is pretty up in the air but there are several I would REALLY like to do. I’m not currently registered for any race which is pretty weird for me.… Continue reading

2014 Goals Reviewed

At the end of 2013 I shared some goals for 2014. So, how did I do? Primary Goals: I did not complete the Shamrock Marathon. I did the Shamrock Half Marathon and really… Continue reading

I excel at slacking

I have worked out exactly one time this week. It’s Saturday. Coming off several weeks of 10+ hours a week, I simultaneously feel awesome and terrible.  A couple weeks ago I was talking to… Continue reading

Spinning, Spinning, and even more Spinning

The last week has been intense! Three days this week I taught two indoor cycling classes — today it was two in a row! I’ll get a bit of a break from spinning… Continue reading

Listen to your body

I tell myself this all the time. I’m pretty good about it and will alter workouts and/or do something different if I need to. But I’m also really bad at taking rest days.… Continue reading

I don’t set time goals

My goal at the beginning of every race is to finish it. That’s all. And I have been successful in achieving this goal! However, I’m starting to consider setting time goals for half… Continue reading