Hello from Boston’s Logan International Airport! (Hooray for free WiFi!) I left my house bright and early this morning (via taxi) and flew through rush hour traffic, thanks to the HOV lane. I have to admit, it was kind of fun whizzing by the parking lot on Route 93 instead of sitting in it! BOSTON STRONG! When I arrived at the airport, I cruised through security (seriously, it took about 10 minutes), so I swung…

Hello, hello! I am having a blast at the Runner’s World Festival & Half! Yay! Here is a recap from Friday! Workout Our first full day in Bethleham kicked off bright and early with a 3-mile shakeout run with Bart Yasso, who, if you didn’t know already, is the coolest guy I ever. He has done so many amazing things, and I just want to listen to him tell me stories from his life. Bart…

The other day, it occurred to me that summer was just about over. I feel like I was just celebrating Memorial Day, and now Labor Day is just about here. I guess time flies when you’re having fun! When I started reminiscing about this past summer, I realized I hadn’t once eaten sea scallops, which are one of my favorite foods to enjoy on a warm summer evening. I live on the South Shore at…

“Eva” totally kicked my butt last night. I’m definitely taking a rest day today. Those “New Girls” are no joke! Many have asked, “Why are the workouts named after Girls?” Coach Glassman, the founder and President of CrossFit explained it best. “I want to explain the workout once and then give it a name. I thought that anything that left you flat on your back, looking up at the sky asking ”˜what just happened to…

Sad news: I decided to end my Summer Run Streak today. I’m bummed, but I need to listen to my body, which isn’t very happy with me right now. Over the weekend, my IT bands started acting up and yesterday my hip started to bother me, so I’m calling it quits with the steak. (Clearly, I like running more than my body does!) As much as I want to complete 38 days in a row…

When I took Murphy out for his walk this morning, I could tell today was going to be a beautiful day with sunshine, blue skies, and a slight breeze. It was perfect running weather.  Even though CrossFit is on the agenda for me tonight, the weather instantly motivated me to throw on my sneakers and get outside for a run. I couldn’t help myself. I just felt like running. My run started out slow and…

I love today! Warm weather, sunshine, Marylou’s Twix iced coffee, a trip to the dog park with my favorite pug, CrossFit tonight”¦ all good stuff. Oh, happy day! What’s making you happy today? Please share! Breakfast My morning started with scrambled eggs with chopped green bell pepper, tomatoes, mushrooms, and shredded cheddar cheese mixed in. On the side: a whole wheat English muffin with butter slathered on top. Lunch After breakfast, I went into NuVal…

Good morning! Look who tried to come to CrossFit with us last night! There’s been a lot of CrossFit talk in our house lately, so I guess Murphy wanted to see what it’s all about. Look at that sad, sad, sad pug face. Poor guy. He was so bummed he couldn’t come along for a ride in the car. Unfortunately (for Murphy), pugs and CrossFit just don’t mix. Workout Last night’s WOD was the hardest…

…in our apartment!!! We made it to February 5 without turning on our heat once! I know that it sounds crazy, but our apartment is on the 9th floor of our building, and it’s sandwiched between two other apartments, which helps insulate it from the cold, so we just don’t turn on the heat. Plus, Mal and I would rather put on more layers and cuddle on the couch than shell out more moola for heat. We…

Lately, my diet has looked rather lackluster, so I decided to revive it with some bright and colorful veggies! I suppose with the cold, winter weather, it’s natural to be drawn to warm, cozy, comfort foods– as demonstrated by last night’s colorless Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower recipe. Even with today’s non-stop snow and gray skies, my day was a little bit more cheerful with two vibrant salads in it! 😀 My dinner salad included: romaine,…

I have been such a bum today! I slept-in late, stayed in my PJs all day, watched 5 episodes of Weeds, and I haven’t left my couch all that much, except to take a shower around 5:00 PM. Let’s hope January 2, 2009 is a bit more active and exciting! 😉 Dinner I made myself a huge salad for dinner tonight. In it was arugula, spinach, carrots, grape tomatoes, brown rice, black beans, prunes, and sun-dried…