Tackling the Green Monster

I’ve spent my fair share of time browsing blogs from runners and health fanatics, and I have often come across writers swearing by their morning spinach smoothies. In theory, I loved the idea of a nutrient-packed easy breakfast to start my day. But even though every proponent of the smoothies swore they didn’t actually taste like spinach, I was skeptical. Then I talked to my friend Jess, who assured me the shakes were delicious. She pointed me in the direction of a basic recipe, and I decided to take the plunge. After my experience with the juice cleanse, I was pretty certain I’d hate the spinach. But even if I ended up hating it, I’d only be out a few dollars for the ingredients.  Continue reading

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Results are in: Summer Bootcamp

It’s been a long 10 weeks of waking up early for workouts, but I’m kind of sad that my summer bootcamp at Fusion Cross-Training is over. For the summer boot camp series, participants received 10 weeks of unlimited sessions at the studio, one weekly outdoor bootcamp workout, a weekly nutrition tip and food challenge, and a pre/post fitness assessment. For the first 6 weeks, I was going to classes religiously, almost every morning. I could feel myself getting stronger and faster. I noticed the classes are much easier for me now as opposed to when I started and felt like I was going to pass out. For the latter half of the bootcamp, my marathon training schedule started and it was harder for me to squeeze in the classes. I still went at least two times a week, and I was running enough on other days that I was getting plenty of exercise.

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I Survived a Juice Cleanse!

3 days, 18 juices, and nothing else. It wasn’t fun, but I survived my first (and probably last) juice cleanse, and lived to blog about it. Lots of my friends have been asking me how it worked and what I thought, so here is my official review.

With the Broad Street Run behind me, and a little bit of a lull before my NYC Marathon training starts, I figured now would be a perfect time to regroup myself and get my body healthy and ready for the next leg of training. I also wanted to see if I could drop a few of the pounds I’ve put on while not being able to work out due to my ankle injury. So I decided to try out a juice cleanse, and roped Jordan into it.  Continue reading