Finding time for your training runs is hard enough. How can you be expected to fit in cross-training as well? Don’t worry: It’s not so daunting if you plan ahead. … More How To Fit Cross-Training Into Your Training Plan
This week I made my debut on the YouTube scene with my channel, RunningVeganNYC! It’s an extension of my Instagram and blog– still health/fitness stuff, but unscripted and off-the-cuff. I’ll be sharing vegan recipes and products, running/fitness tips, and probably a handful of random musings mixed in for good measure.
This post is about something I’ve kept to myself for a long time. I haven’t outwardly told anyone, not even close friends or family, about this thing I’ve been doing every day for the past few years. I’ve been too embarrassed to admit my weaknesses and anal retentive habits out loud. Even writing this now … More Letting Go of Calorie Counting
In recent months, I’ve been approached by at least five different people on Instagram asking if I’d be interested in becoming a health/fitness coach. They are mostly coaches for Beachbody (the company behind the P90X and Insanity workouts), while others are affiliated with different but similar companies. For this post, I’m going to focus on … More Why I don’t want to join Team Beachbody
I recently came across some revelational information about cravings while listening to author Gretchen Rubin’s podcast “Happier.” (Which I totally recommend by the way– tons of practical and simple tips to make your life happier.) My whole life, I thought cravings build over time– the more you ignore them, the more powerful and unavoidable they become … More Craving chocolate? Distract yourself.
Last week I went to New Orleans, which was absolutely beautiful, insane and exhausting all at once. I saw some of the most ridiculous outfits, danced on stage at a bar in a pug onesie, and…well, ate non-vegan food a few times. Truth is, this isn’t the first time I’ve deliberately ‘cheated’ my vegan lifestyle. … More Confessions of a Bad Vegan: Forgive me, for I have sinned
The podcast. It’s the modern day radio. You know there are a ton out there, you know they’re pretty popular, and you want to see what they’re all about. But how do you know which ones to listen to? I’ve been there, and I know your struggle. And although this list isn’t exhaustive by any … More The Best Podcasts for Every Situation
The other day I woke up at 5:50 a.m. to the usual sound of my alarm. It was my upper-body workout day. I was tired, it was dark out, and I asked myself, Do I really need to go to the gym today? What is the point of lifting weights? It’s not like I’m trying … More What Motivates Me to Work Out
Balance is such a subjective concept that it’s hard to know when you’ve found it. What feels balanced for one may not be what being balanced is for another– but we are inevitably influenced by those around us, making it difficult to know what’s right for one person specifically. I often find myself influenced by … More Finding Balance Post-College
Six weeks ago, I got a call from my doctor on my way to the airport saying I would not be able to run my first marathon. The marathon I had been preparing for over the last 18 weeks. The marathon I had put so much dedication, thought, and hours into. I couldn’t hold back … More When running tells you, “It’s not me, it’s you.”