Week three of NYC marathon training is complete. I technically started four weeks ago, but took a week off because I had a suspicion that I had another stress reaction in my left ankle. I got an MRI, and the results showed no evidence of a stress reaction/fracture, so I don’t know what’s going on … More Training for the NYC Marathon: Week Three
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.
Two months ago, I wrote a blog post explaining my addiction to calorie counting. If you haven’t already, I recommend reading that first to give this one more context. I was still a devoted [closet] calorie counter at the time of the posting. However, I desperately wanted to stop because I knew it was doing me … More How I Stopped Calorie Counting
Before I head into NYC marathon training next month, I thought I’d give an update on what I’ve been up to post-half marathon, my current fitness level and routines, and goals for training.
I finished my final week of BBG last Friday. Wahoo! It was basically three months of endless burpees, pushups and SWEAT! I’ve mentioned BBG (Bikini Body Guide) a few times on the blog, but for the unfamiliar, BBG is Australian personal trainer Kayla Itsine’s downloadable fitness guide. It’s a 12 week program, and each week … More BBG round one review
I moved to New York shortly after college graduation, in July 2015. It’s almost been a year, and before another year of incredible change passes me by, I want to take some time to reflect on the experiences of the past twelve months that come to the forefront of my mind.
Yesterday, May 21, I finished my third half marathon. With over 27,000 finishers, the Airbnb BK Half is the biggest half marathon in the US– it’s so popular that registration for spots sold out in 52 minutes this year. For me, this was a high-energy, fun, yet very painful one. Let’s get into, shall we?
I never thought I would be someone who cooks everyday. Growing up, I avoided the kitchen at all costs. I loathed the idea of chopping vegetables, working with heat, keeping track of cooking time, etc. Admittedly, I was spoiled. In the morning my mom would ask what kind of eggs I wanted, then pack me … More How to Make Cooking Easy, The Plant-based Way
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