Equinox Class Review: The Pursuit (Cycling)

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. First of all… Anyone else having totally one of those days? Those 10 minutes late to drop off, checking into the gym 2 minutes before class when you’re a type A, forgetting a major piece of clothing when you planned to go straight to kindergarten volunteering from the gym kind […]

Biking errands

I had a busy morning between 9 and 12: two school drop offs, making soup and homemade bread, last minute birthday errands for Will’s birthday tomorrow, and off to get blue curacao for our “red, white and blue” drinks theme for tonight’s debate watching. (Obviously.) I managed to get it done AND fit in a bike ride because I rode my bike to pick up the blue curacao. It felt a little weird to ride my […]

I think I bought the wrong bike

It kind of kills me to write this, because I bought a really nice bike.  Ultegra gears. FSA compact crank. Carbon frame. Cervelo P2, classic triathlon bike, black and red. It’s sleek, smooth and fast. …and it’s designed to be ridden in aero position. If you’re not into road biking, aero position means you’re leaning forward on your elbows, forearms horizontal, hands on the middle bars. it’s a crouched position, and it’s extremely forward heavy, meaning […]

Bike Lessons From My First Triathlon

The nice thing about being last out of the water in a small triathlon is that the bike course was pretty uncrowded. There was no one behind me until some of the Olympic distance triathletes (who started their race earlier) started doing their second loop. I may have been 143 out of 143 exiting the water, but by the time I finished the bike I was 106/143. I’m not sure that’s a testament to how […]

Successful CycleBar Fundraising Ride for Tri For a Cure!

Yesterday was an amazing day; I hosted a fundraising ride through the CycleGiving program at my local spin studio, CycleBar in Wellesley. We raised over $400 for the Maine Cancer Foundation, and I got to take an awesome spin class in a room filled with people I know and love. Afterwards we had beer, veggie sushi, blueberries and cupcakes. It was amazing, and it got me one workout closer to Tri For a Cure. I got […]