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Overheard on the Run

As I’m recovering from an injury, doc’s orders are to avoid hills and speed work while building up my mileage. The thought of doing 1 mile repeats along the flattest stretch of Prospect Park drive was not appealing so instead I opted for a two-ish mile loop that combines the western side of the park … Continue reading

A Perfect Weekend. In Good Company

I’ve never been a fan of the Hamptons, a part of Long Island where every summer a large contingent of seemingly moneyed New Yorkers spend their summer.  To me, it’s like Manhattan-at-the-Beach. The scenery is beautiful, the houses huge (who needs that many rooms!) but the idea of spending my weekend in towns where Main … Continue reading

Crutch. Step. Karma.

I’ve spent the last few days hobbling around NYC on crutches to the point that yesterday when I graduated to using just the one, my shoulders thanked me. It’s been a long week. Monday, I attempted commuting to work by subway and though not impossible it was so physically exhausting that I had to take a … Continue reading

Crutches: Day 4

Forgive the “woe, is me” post but my arms and shoulders are killing me. My left calf muscle, which I’d been doing rehab on for fatigue of the soleus muscle, throbs dully.  My exercise and diet plan for my friend’s wedding in 7 weeks has been derailed and I passed out at 8pm last night from the sheer exhaustion of … Continue reading

Sleep no more

I went to bed at 3.45am this morning not because I was out partying but because I had so much shit to do! I had left work at 6pm to run errands and even took my laptop home to wrap up a couple of work projects. Today, I also left work at 6pm. This time … Continue reading

Time delayed productivity: sleep is overrated

Maybe I live in the wrong timezone. Maybe I suffer from a rare form of time delayed productivity or just insomnia. Maybe it’s a side-effect of being a New Yorker… Regardless, 9pm-3am are my most productive hours. Out socially or even on late nights at work. I am a machine. If you are one of the  … Continue reading

Running Reach the Beach #rtbrelay

I run relay races. The kind where 12 runners cover 200 miles in 24 hours, or in my team’s case more like 30-ish. I’ve done Ragnar but my hands-down favorite is the Reach the Beach series not only because we start at a mountain and run to the beach but also the organizers are awesome people … Continue reading

Sights of New York

I woke up this morning not feeling so great but managed to rally and go for a run as I’ve found the mantra “Never regret going for a run” generally lives up to expectation. Today was no different. After yesterday’s tornadoes and rain storms, the skies were a gorgeous blue with big white fluffy clouds … Continue reading