On the Blog
- Taste test my Black Cherry Vanilla Smoothie recipe and add some Daily Good.
- Check out the week I spent sweating and celebrating Nike Training Club Week.
- Save money on workout gear by shopping my affordable picks for spring.
February Goal Reflection: While the cold temperatures, ice, and snow made February another tough month in New York City, I think I can finally see spring at the end of the tunnel. When I felt that it was too cold to run outside, I was busy achieving my goal of trying new classes and taking yoga. As for new class experiences, I tried out the following this month: Sacred Sounds with Adrienne Burke, SoulCycle with Rachel Loebs, Barre Bootcamp at Reebok Fit Hub with Michele Gordon, and Sculpt Fusion at Uplift Studios with Chelsea Dornan. While there are physical benefits to keeping your body guessing with new workouts, I also loved connecting with new studios and instructors. This city’s fitness scene has so much to offer. As for yoga, I also took one Restorative or Vinyasa class each week (often on Sundays to relax and prepare for the week ahead). Yoga really helps me stretch out my muscles after a weekend of long runs, but it also encourages me to quiet my mind for an hour. Which can, admittedly, be quite a challenge.
I am grateful to report that, thanks to the generosity of many, I exceeded my February goal of raising 85% of my total half marathon fundraising goal. Special thanks to Everyday Heroes for their donation.
March Goal Setting: My last two goals were related to fitness, but I’ve decided to focus on hydration in March. I would say that, during the work week, I drink a decent amount of water and green tea, but I’m not keeping track of how much. And I drink less on weekends. While there’s no one right answer to how much water someone should drink each day, a general rule of thumb is to divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of water each day. My calculation comes out to be about eight glasses per day, which is another guideline that I’m sure you’ve heard before. I might mark off a water bottle like this to remind myself to drink water throughout the day. Or add some fruit when it starts to taste boring. Here’s a list of benefits of drinking more water. Have any other tips for helping me achieve my goal?