Rest day? Am I finally learning to listen to my body?!

So my alarm went off at 6:00 this morning and I was oh so excited to go on my first run in almost a month. Seriously. My body wants to run! But I… Continue reading

Six Over-rated Fitness Items

This title may be a bit misleading. Let’s say six fitness items about which I don’t understand the hype (very possibly because I haven’t used them…but don’t see a reason to try). I started… Continue reading

Branching out

The weekend’s over and I didn’t run! Yikes…instead I’ll tell you about something else. In February I did a certification course to be able to teach exercise classes other than indoor cycling and my… Continue reading

This is gonna be the best day of my life

Twice this year I have decided that I’m going to have an awesome weekend and both times I have. My birthday was fantastic and this Easter weekend was pretty darn good, too. So… Continue reading

Top Ten Fitness Items

Have you ever seen High Fidelity? One of my favorite movies. So good. Every time I make a list of I think it…as soon as you finish reading this, go watch it. I thought… Continue reading

Why do I think I’m ready for a Half Ironman?

Good question. Probably the same reason I thought I was ready for a marathon: I really didn’t, I was just ready for a new challenge. I had so much fun doing the Williamsburg… Continue reading

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

A Weekend of Food!

Disclaimer: if you don’t want to read a really long post about food (full of links to delicious recipes), then you should move along… As I mentioned a bit ago, I haven’t been… 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

Spin, Barre, Cereal, Paella?

Wowza. This week has been a whirlwind. I’m finally settling down and giving myself a tiny bit of downtime today. The last week and a half or so left me feeling completed drained and… 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