That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger. I need you to hurry up now, cause I can't wait much longer. Kanye West, Stronger

Friday, October 24, 2008

In case you missed it

I have moved to!


Saturday, October 11, 2008

I'm Moving!

Well, it is not where I had hoped it would be, but I am moving to my new site Fitness NYC at

204 posts at Blogger, and it has been fun! Hopefully, I will be able to find moments here and there to make the wordpress blog as great as I envision it. But please bear with me and please check out the new site. My first post is in honor of the greatest blogger in the blog-o-sphere, Veggiegirl!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Playlist of the Week-Gonna Make it!

You're Gonna Make it After All Songs

Some motivational songs-plus a few of my current favs since this is a short one.

It's My Life-Jon Bon Jovi
I'mma Shine-Young Bloodz
Fame-theme song
I'll Be There For You-The Rembrandts
Keeps Getting Better-Christina Aguilera
Running Back to You-Vanessa Williams
Walkin on Sunshine-Aly and AJ
Gonna Get Through This-Daniel Bedingfield

What I am listening to now:

Minute by Minute-Girl Talk
Sour Cherry-The Kills
Untouched-The Virgins

You can now check out my "Gossip Girl, OC, Hills Workout Playlist" in the iTunes Music store at:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Tale of Two Races

Sorry sorry sorry for being so so so MIA! I have actually had responsibility at work, plus a full class load, and I just accepted the world's most perfect internship--that happens to require that I give up a full weekend day every weekend from now until June, plus lots of friends in town, trying to help friend find apartments, and become mary kay get the idea.

In any case today I ran Grete's Gallop Half Marathon. I ran this race last year and it was definitively, the worst race of my life. I stopped several time and wanted to cry a few times! I had never had this happen, but the humidity was around 90% and it was HOT and miserable.
This year was a very different story. This morning it was COLD! Well, around 48 degrees when I left the apartment. I was wearing long black yoga pants, huge sweatshirt pants, my OBAMAthoner dri fit tee over a long sleeve waffle t-shirt, and a retro nylon nike jacket, and a scarf for good measure. I am ridiculous! I checked everything in baggage except my Obamathoner shirt, yoga pants, and fuel belt.
Miles 1-2-awful, I was stiff and my feet were sore from doing extensive walking around the city in heels yesterday, but that wore off after a bit.
Miles 3-4 kind of awful, but not too bad. I was really regretting going out last night, but I hadn't seen one of my very best friends in months, and we had rescheduled like five times. So I had one small glass of wine and a few hours of great conversation.
Miles 5-6- finally hitting my stride, not feeling super energetic, but at least I was no longer seriously concerned that I was going to suffer for 8 more miles.
Miles 6-7-Flying high! At around halfway I started to feel euphoric. I was running a very steady pace and generally joyful. I knew I could finish no question.
Miles 8-11-still rocking it but I felt my first rain drop around mile 6. By mile 8 it was definitely raining...but at least no one had spit on me, like I thought with the initial drop. Nevertheless, I was kind of cold. However, the rain made me run faster and stronger. I wanted to finish before a downpour could start. Of course, it wasn't like I could do five miles in 15 minutes, so I knew I might have to be uncomfortable for around 50 minutes. Fortunately the rain stayed very very light.
Mile 11-13.1-my ipod ran out of gas. I took the time to try and focus and run with my arms. I was annoyed because my playlist was awesome and the battery was supposedly full charged! Luckily, it didn't really effect my run, even if it was less fun in silence. I continued running strong and got my best time ever for a half 2:10:15. Last year, I got 2:25:45, so clearly today was much better.
I finished feeling awesome! So good, that really want to run a marathon this fall, but I need to start putting school first. I recently had an honest reflection about my future career, and I have been putting my social life and my job and time wasting activities first, and those really can not be my priorities. I can excel academically, but I have to work incredibly hard to do it. I have always been jealous of those who can do no work and get 4.0s. So for now academia must come before my beloved friends; my beloved, therapeutic blogging; before my current job and job search; and before running marathons. However, I will still blog a few times a week with new ideas, workout and deals.
However, this race marks my 9th Road Runner Race this season....which means, I AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFY FOR the ING NYC MARATHON 2009! Woo-Hoo!!!!!!!!!!
This post is getting long, but I wanted to mention a couple cool things.
First, I got my fabulous tee, pictured above at Jack Rabbit Sports. Where I have been 3 times this week, first buying my new amphipod, and then some shot blocks, and then the OBAMAthoner tee. It is really my very favorite store, the staff are so cool! Plus, 10% off every time I go!
Second, the Jack Rabbit Sports Indoor Tri Series is starting, sign up! It's so cool!
Thirdly, did everyone see that Kelly Ripa is once again talking about Physique 57 in a magazine? I love it but three covers? Shape, Fitness, and now Shape again.
A fabulous reader let me know that in addition to the video of Kelly at P57 on the Physique 57 website, Marie Clarie also has a few clips straight from P57 founder Tanya Becker. She also mentioned that there is a new dvd with a similar workout called the Tracy Anderson Mat Workout based on Gwen Paltrow's and Madonna's workouts. It could be worth checking out.
All right off to clean and study study study! xoxo
Please excuse any errors. I was typing really fast.