Tri For a Cure is Less Than 3 Months Away!

Three-month countdown I woke up Sunday to an e-mail reminder that Tri for a Cure 2017 is only 3 months away! Will I be ready to swim, bike and run? So little time In order to prepare I’m ramping up my running with the Couch to 5K running program 3 days a week. I am also trying to swim twice a week and should start biking twice a week. Plus I like trying a new Equinox […]

Equinox Tabata Class Review

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. Today’s Class: Tabata with Lindsey Cardin Class length: 50 minutes Description from the Equinox: A high intensity interval workout protocol where your rest is always shorter than your work. Designed to increase athletic performance and torch calories both during class and after! What Class Was […]

Why Do People Put 0.0 Stickers on Their Cars?

  Runners aren’t the only hobbyists proudly display their passions on their cars, whether it’s politics, pet ownership or that they’d rather be sailing. But few have earned the wrath and counter-sticker culture of the 13.1 and 26.2 stickers. Why are some non-runners so eager to proclaim that they don’t run? I decided to find out. I went to Amazon and read over 200 product reviews for various 0.0 bumper stickers and car magnets. Then […]

Motivate Yourself With Temptation Bundling

Having trouble motivating yourself to go for a run, catch up on e-mails or fold that laundry? Katherine Milkman, an associate professor at Wharton, has a possible solution: temptation bundling. Milkman found that people are more likely to stick with a task they sometimes avoid if it’s bundled together with something they really enjoy but only allow themselves to do when they’re completing the less enjoyable task. You can hear her explain the concept in her […]

I’m thinking of repeating Couch to 5k

One of my neighbors recently told me she was starting Couch to 5k again, and that she often does after a long break from running. What a brilliant idea. I’ve been swimming and taking a few classes at the gym (maybe you’ve heard) but not running much. I can still run 3 miles at my slowest half marathon pace without stopping, but what if Couch to 5k could be used not just to get me […]