Running & Workout Recap 5.2.16 – 5.8.16

running shoes

I typed Long Island Half Marathon Training in the title before quickly realizing that my training is over! Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day! We are getting ready to go out now for our favorite Mother’s Day early morning breakfast tradition, AKA my favorite morning of the year. When I looked at our previous Mother’s Day […]

best time for me to eat before a run & workout recap

workout recap

  3 things  before getting to my workouts from the week: 1) Recovery after a stomach virus is real. Although I wasn’t even actively sick for that long, not eating normally followed by then dealing my time of the month has left me more tired than usual which means taking extra time to get back to feeling 100% when running. […]

Fred Lebow Half Marathon Training Week #7

Fred lebow Half Marathon Training Week 7

  One week till race day! We are getting close enough now to start monitoring the weather forecast as we simultaneously pray for good conditions. The usual January cold weather I can handle, it’s the snowstorms or any form of frozen precipitation that are a whole other story. This week was another great week of workouts. Aside from yesterday’s […]

Workout Recap 12.28 – 1.3

fred lebow half marathon training recap week #5

  Overall I would say that I had a great week of workouts both home and away. I actually loved the hotel gym in Boston but stuck to my vacation workout plan of scaling things back by really holding close to a maximum of 30 minutes a day. An interesting thing happened though — I must have been […]

running & workouts from the week 12.20 – 12.27

Fred Lebow Training Recap Week 4

  Oh Hi! Hello. Merry Christmas again and happy holiday weekend 🙂 So, I got my usual workouts in this week but I can’t really say that I loved any of my runs, not even my long run. In fact, I didn’t even feel like running yesterday. I know, right?! That’s crazy talk! I completed the run […]

Fred Lebow Half Marathon Training Recap Week #3

lululemon runderful half zip

  I didn’t mind at all that yesterday morning’s temperature was around 30 degrees for my long run. I was looking forward to the chillier air and the opportunity to layer up with my new Runderful Half Zip from lululemon. It’s the best kind of fashion coincidence that my new hat and neckwarmer, both of […]

Pure Barre Tone in 10 Review & Workout Recap

Fred Lebow Half Marathon Training Recap Week #2

  As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I am LOVING Pure Barre’s new Tone in 10 series of online workouts. For $14.95, you have access for a year to six 10 minute online workouts that you can mix and match in order to customize your own Pure Barre workout. What I love so far: You can structure the workouts […]

Half Marathon Training Week #1 Recap

Fred Lebow Training Recap Week #1

  We are calling this Week #1 of half marathon training but I can’t really say that I did anything different from normal. I am not focused on hitting a certain number of miles each week. I never am and won’t be for this half marathon training either. I’m just focused on making my miles count. My long […]

Fred Lebow Half Marathon Training & Workout Recap


  The first day of December is on Tuesday (is that crazy or what?) which means time is flying and before I know it, it will be time to run my next half marathon, the Fred Lebow Half Marathon on January 24, 2016. While the half marathon distance isn’t something I need to train for, I do want to […]

How To Add Variety To A Repetitive Workout Routine

how to add variety to your running and workout routine

  I couldn’t agree more with this post from Pure Barre. I wanted to talk about our workout routines and finding variety in what can seem like a repetitive schedule. I am routine by nature and thrive from keeping to my schedule, especially my morning schedule. I always workout in the morning and I look forward to […]

workouts from the week 10/26 – 11/1

Halloween candy

  Oh, hello. Anyone else up early due to the time change? Are you thinking about eating your leftover Halloween candy for breakfast? The time change used to bother me, especially when my son was little because he would wake up even earlier than normal and normal was horrendously early to begin with. Now though, I […]

Week in Workouts 9/7 – 9/13

long beach boardwalk

  It’s been a fun and busy weekend which caps off a hectic blur of a week <- the start of the school year and finding the groove to our new routine gets me every time. When I sat down to finish up this post and saw last Monday’s workout, I barely remembered doing it. Good thing I take note of each day’s […]