Friday Fitness News: Diana Nyad Rocks

There is absolutely no question that week belongs to Diana Nyad, the 64 year-old World Champion swimmer who, after 5 attempts, completed the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida.

Without a shark cage.

For 53 hours.


This is the moment.

The finish. (Image courtesy of

The finish.
(Image courtesy of

Please. Let’s not even talk about what I did this week. It’s all Diana and she rocks my socks right off.

You go, girl.

In other (more mundane) news, here’s what you missed this week:

You need to live here for 3 minutes 3x/week. Do it.

You need to live here for 3 minutes 3x/week. Do it.

  • Preventing and repairing ACL injuries has come a long way but nothing’s perfect.
  • Rear foot strikers, rejoice! (I say run how you run and don’t force a change)
  • In other foot-related news, minimalist footwear ain’t all it’s cracked up to be.
  • Remember last week’s news about Competitor Group no longer supporting elite athletes at their races, here’s a good response as to why we should all care about this huge change to our sport.
  • My friend (& fancy-schmancy jewelry designer) Erica wants to be your cheerleader.
She makes pretty things.

She makes pretty things.



Happy Friday, y’all. Anyone racing this weekend? Running long? Sneaking off to the beach for one last summer frolic (ahem, Birdie). Tell me about it so I can live vicariously through you as I study for my CSCS exam!

Now go out and run.

And happy birthday to sweet baby James.

Friday Fitness News of the Week

Hey, hey, hey…it’s FRIDAY! I know it was a short week, but this has been a veeeeeery long week for me and I am glad to see it go. We’ve got a BIG weekend planned. Well, a BIG Saturday, at least. It’s gonna go like this:

9am: luluemon Madison Avenue opening party workout with Soul Cycle. I was invited to cycle in the middle of Madison Avenue @ 85th Street with the new team up at lululemon Madison Avenue. Come check us out! We’ll be the great, big cycling class happening in the middle of the street. No joke. I’ll be in the front 😉

12:30pm: BRICK workout with Aleah Stander of Flywheel Sports followed by a 3 mile run lead by moi. Yikes! We may have a few bikes available, so stop by at 12:15 if you’re feeling lucky. If not, join us for the run starting from the E. 66th St. lululemon store at 1:30pm. See you there.

4pm: I’m was invited by Well + Good to join them at CLAY for a complimentary workout and discounts on spa treatments for the day. I’ve been dying to check CLAY out and am excited to see what their facilities look like. Thanks for the invite, W + G!

9:30pm: Official opening party at the luluemon Madison Avenue store. Come uptown and celebrate our new opening with me and my fabulous friends! If the husband and I decide to walk home, 16 Handles is on the way. I’m just sayin’.

When do I have a packed schedule like this on a Saturday? Ummm, never. So, long run will have to wait til Monday, which is fine. Do you ever have a  weekend like that? When your long run seems like an impossibility? If I’m feeling up to it, I’ll try to do it Sunday, but 20 miles after two cycling classes and a 3 mile BRICK run just doesn’t seem smart.

Anyway, here’s what’s going on in the fitness world this week:

What are you doing this weekend? Anything in the news that I missed? Wishing all the ladies running the Nike Women’s Half & Full Marathon this weekend lots of luck and sunshine! Have a great weekend, everyone.

Now go out and run!