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Half Marathon Monday: NTC Week Edition


I had the opportunity two weeks ago to participate in Nike’s NTC Week here in NYC. NTC Week is a tour traveling to over 20 cities around the world for a week to challenge women to have their most active, social, and diverse week of fitness in 2014. While the NYC event lasted for 6 nights, I was only able to attend 3 of them. They were three of the most exciting evenings I’ve had in my three years of living here. Thanks, Nike!

SoulCycle + Drybar — All I knew going into the event was that I would be taking a SoulCycle class with Akin Akman. Upon arrival, I was handed a free tank and asked to sign up on one of three lists to visit a secret location after the ride. A photo of me during the ride was posted to NTC’s Facebook page! After class, we received bottles of Liquiteria juice, hopped in buses, and headed to Drybar for blowouts. I was shocked and thrilled at Nike’s generosity.

Nike Running + Institute of Culinary Education — My friend Maria and I headed to the Nike Running Upper East Side store for an outdoor run. Upon arrival, we were handed a free pair of gloves and checked our bags. We ran through Central Park and Midtown to Flatiron in 15 degree temperatures, but it was worth it when we arrived at the Institute of Culinary Education for a cooking class with Skinny Chef Jennifer Iserloh. After cooking, we feasted and drank pomegranate margaritas.

American Museum of Natural History — The finale to the week was held at the American Museum of Natural History. Two of my friends came with me. When we checked in, we were handed an Uber card and another tank then escorted to the Whale Room for a workout with my favorite Barry’s Bootcamp instructor, Rebecca Kennedy. Elaborate lights and video screens were added to the room, and a stage was set up in the front for Rebecca. After the workout, we drank bubbly and snacked on Mexican food.

Distance Run in February: 14 miles – Praying for less snow this week!

This Week’s Plan of Attack

Monday – Class @ Nalini Method
 – Running with Team in Training
 – Running 4-5 miles
 – Flybarre @ Flywheel
 – Rest Day
 – Running 7-8 miles
 – Ride @ SoulCycle & Restorative Yoga @ Yoga Vida

My Newest Donors

Huge thank you to Becky Berowski, Stephanie Perruzza, Aunt Carol & Uncle Mike, Cassie Taylor, Lauren Ludlow, and my PopPop for donating to support my training since my last update. I would love if you donated to LLS to help me reach my goal:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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  • Reply Heather Mill

    Hi Evann, do you still use ClassPass? If so, I’d love to see some new picks for studios and classes! They have added so many that it’s almost overwhelming to choose.

    February 10, 2014 at 9:29 am
    • Reply Evann Clingan

      Hi, Heather! I do still use it. Here are a few picks that I love:

      As One with George Vafiades
      Nalini Method with Rupa Mehta
      Uplift Studios – Uplifting Strength
      Revolve with Kira Stokes
      Barry’s Bootcamp with Rebecca Kennedy
      Exceed Physical Culture – Cardio Boxing
      Yoga Vida – Restorative or Candlelight Yoga

      Let me know of any favorites you find. Thanks for reading!

      February 10, 2014 at 10:36 am
      • Reply Heather Mill

        Thanks! Great suggestions! I have been loving CoreFusion Barre at Exhale – I’ve only been to the CPS location but appreciate the nice locker rooms. For yoga, I’m obsessed with Danielle at Sacred Sounds. Trying Ballet Bungee at Chaise on Wednesday and I can’t wait, it took weeks to get a spot in the class!

        February 10, 2014 at 2:29 pm
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