monthly challenges recap: May edition

Welcome to the fifth installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap. And the second month in a row where I was unable to attain all the goals I set out for myself. Yay me! 😛 As a reminder, my May goals were as follows: 1. Run: Run at least 60 kms in May — with a stretch…

bright angel trail: grand canyon rim to river

Last week I promised a video blog post. I suspected that I wouldn’t be able to capture the essence of the hike, neither the physical challenge, nor the mental one,  through written word alone. Like childbirth, our brains banish out the worst bits. We forget. It’s the only reason we willingly choose to do it again, right? If we fully…

monthly challenges recap: April edition

Welcome to the fourth installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap. And my first to have to admit to failure. Sigh. As you may recall from my correcting my bad form post [AKA the man-up-and-grow-a-pair post], I took the time to actually spell out the April goals that I planned to chase: My April 2014 goals: 1. Focus on running: Run…

monthly challenges recap: march edition

Welcome to the third installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap! Challenge 1: A Return to Running After a long, long break from running (November – February), something compelled me to go back. Maybe it was the lack of a concrete challenge on the horizon. Maybe it was the need to have a portable exercise…

monthly challenges recap: february edition

Welcome to the second installment of the 2014 Monthly Challenges Recap! Challenge 1: Barre fitness classes The first challenge I took on in February was 5 sessions at Pure Barre Fitness. I had heard much about this fitness craze, based on the principles of ballet training, and how these 55 minute classes could truly transform your body. I…

pure hell at Pure Barre

This post has been two weeks in the making. And now, due to a self-imposed deadline, I find myself writing it after an over-indulgent margarita-featured happy hour. Forgive the typos, won’t you? Five weeks ago I decided it was a good idea to buy another Groupon. We all know what happened the last time I did that. This…

a little reminder couldn’t hurt

When I first started out on the 365-day mission last year, one of the first investments I made was in a BodyMedia Core armband. Why? Because it would give me a real-time view (via the ugliest wristwatch on the planet) as to my progress against my calorie burn goals. In fact, the technology in this thing…

monthly challenges recap: January edition

It’s already February? When did that happen?? This can only mean one thing: It’s time for the first edition of the 2014 monthly challenges recap. Challenge 1: New Year juice cleanse The first challenge I took on in January was a one-week juice cleanse, which I wrote about here. I am especially proud of the fact…

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week 52 workout summary

Being the savvy and detail-oriented people you are, dear readers, you have no doubt noticed that this Weekly Workout Summary neither lands on a Monday, nor does it contain 7 days of workouts. The reason for this is that the 365 day challenge is now officially complete! As of yesterday – Dec 31, 2013 – I achieved my goal of…