Beginner’s Guide to Taking Good Race Photos

We got to watch Greg run a half marathon and a 5k this month and it reminded me how much I love spectating races. The energy, athleticism, enthusiasm and effort are contagious. It’s an amazing place to be. I also love it when I get a good photo of Greg running. Most of my photos aren’t great, but I’ve started to notice what makes the good ones better. Here are the photography tips I’ve found […]

When You Really Might Fail on Race Day

Last year I started learning to swim in February and attempted my first two triathlons that summer. When I set out for those 1/3 mile open water swims, I expected to complete most of the course on my back. I’d only managed 75 continuous yards in the pool and was a serious beginner. Sure enough, during both races one kick in the face was enough for me to flip over and backstroke the entire race in […]

Reframing Your Missed Workout Excuses

I haven’t been blogging because I haven’t been to the gym. I haven’t been to the gym because I’ve been busy. I’ve been busy because my life is full of joy! My sister has found someone wonderful to spend her life with and is getting married so we went dress shopping. My husband is super intelligent and worth flying overseas so he went on a business trip while I parented solo. I’m privileged to be […]

Couch to 5K Week 1

I’ve completed Week 1 of Couch to 5K again! Yes, it feels strange to go from a half marathon in a November to a walk/run program in April. But it also feels glorious. GLORIOUS, I tell you. The workouts are half an hour including warm up and cool down. There’s 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of recovery in the middle. My goal was to keep my running segments to my best 5k […]

Equinox Class Review: Core Synergy

This post is part of my 2017 New Year’s Resolution to try every group fitness class offered at my gym, The Equinox in Chestnut Hill. See the full list of reviews here.   First, check out the awesome socks that my mom knit! You can slide in a heel cup gel orthotic and the sock holds it beautifully in place. She made herself several pairs when she had plantar fasciitis because she loves going barefoot so much that […]