Hi, friends! My day started bright and early with a knock on my hotel room door from Monica, who arrived on a red-eye flight from California just 30 minutes earlier. I thought she might want to sleep after a long cross country flight, but she rallied for an early morning run. Monica said running helps her get back on schedule, so we put on our running gear and headed out for a run. Workout We…

Rise and shine, it’s time for yoga with Martha Stewart! My day started bright and early at Theodora‘s apartment. We were both invited to a yoga event with Martha Stewart this morning, so I spent the night on her couch (Theodora’s not Martha’s) last night. At 6:30 AM, we hopped in a cab to Grand Central Station for the event. Before the yoga class started, Martha came out and started snapping pictures of the event with…

Annnnnd”¦ I’m home. Wow. That trip felt like a time wrap. Boston —> New York City —> Boston. So glad to be home— at least for a little while. Breakfast I never sleep well in hotels (because I’m usually on edge and wake up every hour worried that a stranger is going to come into my room and kidnap me), but I slept like a rock last night. Apparently, there was a ton of noisy…

Hi, friends! Around 3:00 this afternoon, I arrived safe and sound at Penn Station and then headed directly to my hotel for my stay in New York City. It was less than a mile away, so I hoofed it instead of taking a cab. I love hotels, so here are some photos of my room (aka the special place)! Nice, right? The wonderful folks from Fitfluential and Fitness magazine invited me to speak on a…

On Thursday night, the folks from California Grapes hosted an amazing media dinner at Saxon + Parole. I’m still thinking about the meal a couple of days later! Saxon + Parole is a stunning space. It was definitely a treat to dine there. The dinner was hosted in a private room at the back of the restaurant. Before everyone arrived, I took a quick pre-dinner photo with the lovely ladies from California Grapes! And the…

Hi, guys! I just got back from having lunch with Ellie Krieger. No big deal. Lunch This afternoon, Kris, Karen, and I met Ellie at Cookshop for lunch. (Kris and Karen are the PR folks from the California Grapes Commission.) Cookshop was a great spot for lunch. The restaurant itself was open and bright with clean lines and simple, colorful décor. The menu was creative, interesting, and featured many seasonal and sustainable ingredients. When Ellie…

Wow. What a crazy-awesome day. Never in a million years did I think I’d end up on television for a batch of healthy cookies that I baked. I love how random/unpredictable my life is sometimes. Hey, I’m just going with it! 😉 Yesterday morning, Theodora and I dressed in our holiday best, freaked out with nervous excitement, and then got picked up in a car to appear on The Dr. Oz Show. On Monday, one of…

Marathon training +  day drinking = Clearly, those Punkin Ales went right to our heads. Theodora and I continued our day drinking with Ashley and Bo (Ashley’s husband) at Happy Hour. We planned to meet at The Ginger Man, but it was super crowded when we arrived, so we went next door to the Galway Hooker Pub, which was much more chill. I ordered a Sam Adams Octoberfest (and a glass of water). I’m not…

Three drinks last night. Seven miles this morning. I am a rock star. Theodora‘s interview lasted two long hours yesterday afternoon, so when she walked in the door of her apartment, it was time to drink. Yes, Theodora, I will drink with you. Friends don’t let friends drink alone. We drank Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka mixed with lemonade and iced tea. Oh, yes, we did. We also munched on some pita chips with hummus. After…

Wow! What a fun-filled weekend! Running, friends, good beer, and good food”” everything I could have ever wanted on a vacation! After the Mini 10K and brunch, I headed back to the hotel to quickly shower and get Mal. We had plans to meet friends at Blind Tiger in about an hour, so I really needed to boogie to get ready. Thankfully, I fully embrace the wet hair look! 😉 Blind Tiger is an ale house…

Well, I can sum up Saturday’s NYRR Mini 10k in two words: hills and humidity. The combination of the two made for a really tough race, but I crossed the finish line with a smile on my face. And, really, isn’t that the best part about running a race? I love running in Central Park, but those hills kill me every time! I didn’t arrive in New York City until late Friday night, so Theodora picked…

Not these guys: But, how fun would THAT be!?! After the Party Ready event, I headed over to The Ginger Man to meet a few drinking buddies. I first fell in love with The Ginger Man back in April when Theordora and I spent the afternoon carb-loading for the More|Fitness Women’s Half Marathon. It’s a chill, laid-back place with a ton of amazing beers on the menu””what’s not to like about it? Within seconds of arriving…

Catching up on posts from the weekend? Check out this recap of my time in New York City: Where I Stayed: The Eventi Hotel Health & Wellness Expo Friday Happy Hour at Eventi Dinner at Nuela with Team Thomas Blogger Brunch at Friend of a Farmer Cupcake Heaven at Billy’s Bakery  Beer Drinkin’ at The Ginger Man   More | Fitness Woman’s Half Marathon Sunday Night Family Dinner

Hi, there! Happy Saturday! So, here’s why I love New York City so much: A bunch of my good friends live here The food! You can walk everywhere My day included all of these elements, so I enjoyed a nice, little Saturday in the city. This morning, Caitlin, her mom, and I met Theodora and Ashley for brunch at Friend of a Farmer. This restaurant was highly recommended, so I was really looking forward to…

I think I’m still stuffed from last night’s dinner! The Thomas Bagel Thins folks treated the team to dinner at Nuela, a Nuevo-Latino restaurant. “Nuela brings a taste of South America to the Flatiron District in New York City, combining the excitement and energy of South American cuisine and décor with a modern, urban sabor.” Everything I tasted from Nuela was fresh, interesting, and so delicious! I’m a big fan of this place! Caitlin and…

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