zen hunt: on edge

So in an effort to follow through with my yoga practice through winter I am shopping around for a studio. First stop: Edge Yoga in Court House. Why?: it was the cheapest per class and also one of the closest. I decided to attend the 6AM class. I figured I would just drop-in since honestly how many…

it is pronounced a-sigh

Acai bowl time… I mentioned this last week during my post-cleanse, but sort of failed to make one pretty enough to showcase until today. I kept adding too much liquid to the acai mix so it was more like breakfast soup, oops. Not a terrible breakfast. Only real downside is the acai mix from Samboozan…

ch-ch-ch-chia… pudding & vegan soup

So post-cleanse plans consist of the following guidelines: Day 1: green smoothies, chia pudding, soups Day 2: add raw veggies (salads) Day 3: add rice, steamed veggies Day 4: add whole grains, 1 meal with meat I did not just pick this plan out of the sky, it is based off the guide found on…

cleaning up my act

My crazy ass decided that it be a good idea to do a juice cleanse this week. I figured it would be a good way to reset before starting again on my regimen. I bought the three-day cleanse from South Block Juice Co. in Arlington prior to my hurting knee and realizing that nerves from the…

tri’d and true

The weekend I’ve been training 10 weeks for has finally come. I’m not quite sure when the nerves really kicked in, probably sometime Saturday morning. I managed to distract myself Friday with a dentist appointment, running errands and a Nationals game (I didn’t have a drop of booze the entire evening either, thank you, thank you). Here is how…

power breakfast

I like to make food, unlike what feels like 75% of America. Which I still do not understand why this is so hard people. As one of my favorite bloggers Samantha Irby said in her book “Meaty” (please read, it is awesome): “bitch, you are telling me you can’t read and follow directions?!” Anyway, I was discussing…

yogi power

Since I’ve self-diagnosed myself with runners knee (don’t judge you all know you’ve self assessed at one time or another), I had to adjust my normal routine this week. I had a buy one get one free class from my current sub studio Stroga, so I decided to take Power Yoga last night. Well okay,…

the road to spin

The idea to become a spin instructor was first put in my head over a year ago when I was routinely taking spin classes at my work gym and the instructor suggested to me that I should get certified through Mad Dogg Athletics. Which people need to realize that comments like this resonate with me. So…

no sharks, just catfish

Yesterday marked my first ever open water swim. Not counting the times in high school I cliff jumped and swam around in lakes/rivers. Not that I condone that sort of thing…. Some things I learned: – Don’t panic – Don’t panic – Pace my breathing, and don’t panic Ok Ok, it was not that bad….

rule one of training: know your limits

Knee has not been feeling it the last few days, and today has probably been the worst. It is probably because of how tight my legs have been all week, putting too much pressure on my knee.  This is the time when I need to tell myself to CTFO. It is also when I hit up…

the running crew

Prior to meeting my tri-buddy Andy, I was always wary about joining running groups. I liked being a lone wolf. I also liked having my music on me 24/7. I have learned to let go of both of these things (I will still listen to music on occasion depending on the circumstances). Seeing as I…

the road to tri

Years ago doing a triathlon seemed like a pipe dream. I remember when I was running a lot in the Summer of 2008 (I had a lot of thinking to do, but let us not dwell on sadder times). While I was stretching after one of my typical hometown runs at Rodale I was asked by…