100th Blog Post

Wow. 100 posts. Who knew I had so much to say *snort* besides, oh, everyone? Well, happy 100th Blog Post Day to me. Do I get a cake? Don’t TV shows celebrate their 100th show with a big cake and a party? I love a party. And cake. All parties and cakes can be directed to my apartment this evening.

Today also happens to be the 7 year anniversary of JB & my first date. Awwww…yay us! That’s a long time and a lot of stuff in those 7 years. We don’t celebrate this anniversary anymore (we have a BIGGER one now) but it’s always fun to think back on how it all began when he picked me up in a bar down on the Lower East Side before I said to him, “I gotta go home and sleep so I can run 15 miles tomorrow.” Clearly my little running habit did not intimidate this Marine. Second date = 12 mile run in Central Park. Swoon.

And this weekend was awesome. Let me tell you all about it but let me first suggest this: try something new this week. Variety is the spice of life and of your fitness life, too! Running is so great and I feel better out on the roads than most anywhere else in the world, but I feel so great out there because running isn’t the only thing I do.

Example, this weekend:

Ya’ll read about what a bananas schedule I was going to have on Saturday and BANANAS it was! I did it ALL and then I slept for 10 hours, took a 2 hour nap and generally laid around all day on Sunday with JB. Perfect.

First, let me show how luluelmon athletica celebrates a store opening with a Soul Cycle class in the middle of Madison Avenue.

     

Me (2nd row!) and the Harlem Gospel Choir, who sang as we spun (spinned?).

        

Pretty badass.

And then I had the distinct pleasure of attending the fabulous Aleah Stander’s “B” to our BRICK class at Flywheel Sports, my own personal heaven. This is what 45 sweaty rock stars looks like. And what I look like after a class. Sweaty. Beast.

     

Good thing Flywheel is a judgement-free zone where sweat is concerned! Then we were off to the “R” portion of our BRICK. Central Park was sporting a perfect Fall day for us.

      

There is nothing more inspiring and beautiful than people trying new things and pushing their bodies to new heights. I want to encourage all of you go out and try something new. Your own BRICK workout (or come to our next one on Ocotber 29th!). Try an indoor cycling class. Join a tri team. Rollerblade for the first time. Go for a swim in the ocean (not just a dip). Do yoga. Take a dance class. Try a martial art. Do a trapeze class. Ride a horse. Sign up for an outdoor boot camp class. Do something else. Your body will thank you.

Fitness is supposed to be fun. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it WRONG. So, mix it up and seek out other forms of activity. Avoid the rut and try new things. That is my challenge to you. What will you try this week/month? Think about it and let me know!

Now go out and run!

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!