Equinox Class Review: Lean Line – No Muscle Left Unburned

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. Progress: 29 Classes Down, Approximately 14 To Go (class offerings sometimes change)    Lean Line is totally my style workout. The thing I love about barre classes is the way they isolate and work so many different muscles. I always feel a satisfying overall […]

A Beautiful, Beautiful Bike Ride

We’re making the most of the last full week of summer before school starts! The boys are in sailing camp every day this week from 1-4 pm. They’re sailing tiny little sailboats around the dock area and loving every second. There’s not really enough time for me to go back home in between, so Monday I had lunch and watched the eclipse in Portland with Greg, Tuesday I went Freeport outlet shopping with my mom, […]

Equinox added more classes!

I checked out next week’s class schedule at the gym! There are new classes! This might add to my 2017 resolution to take every class at my gym, but I think I got this. I had about 20 classes left, and the question will be whether some of those classes are no longer available or if these new offerings will be in addition. Either way, I’m pretty excited about Best Arms Ever, which seems to […]


We celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Amsterdam, a city I’d never visited but now love for its never-ending bike lanes and vegan friendly restaurants. For four glorious days, we traveled only on foot or by bicycle. Getting in the taxi to leave for the airport felt stifling after pedaling everywhere. I didn’t “work out” on vacation, but we walked for miles, biked for more, and I felt energized just from being my own mode […]

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 […]