First things first: Brooks Lobster Launch 2! OMG, THESE SHOES! There are LOBSTERS on them. Lobsters! BOSTON lobsters! I am so in love. Recreated to represent the spirit of the famed race, the Lobster Launch 2 features patterned imagery of the lobster and a blue ocean midsole as an ode to the Atlantic Ocean that banks the city. Additional details include rope laces reminiscent of the fisherman’s rope and wood lace aglets that represent the fishing…

Hello, hello! Yesterday was filled with a bunch of delicious eats. Oh, yes, it was. Don’t you love when that happens? It makes my stomach happy! Breakfast Over the weekend, I stumbled upon a recipe for Plantain Pancakes with Maple Coconut Cream and Toasted Walnuts (doesn’t that just sound delightful?!), and, of course, I needed to make them as soon as possible. And, holy goodness, they were amazing! I’ll definitely make them again in the…

Hey, friends! I have a fun treadmill workout for you! I’ll tell ya all about it right after I recap breakfast. Breakfast I went back to my beloved French Toast Breakfast Scramble this morning, but I switched it up a little by using a small banana, liquid egg whites, and a bunch of fresh blueberries, which got all soft and juicy while they cooked. I also added a couple of scoops of peanut butter to…

Good morning! I hope your day is off to a great start. Murphy‘s day definitely is. Check out how I just found his bowl: I guess breakfast was really delicious this morning! Haha! Breakfast Yesterday’s breakfast was my usual French Toast Breakfast Scramble with a couple of scoops of freshly ground honey-roasted peanut butter from Fresh Market and a glass of decaf French vanilla iced coffee with almond milk. Thanks to the honey-roasted peanut butter, which…

I’m planning to splurge at Thanksgiving dinner (specifically on my Grammie’s turkey stuffing and my mom’s pumpkin pie), so in order to offset some of those extra calories, I’m running a road race with Mal in the morning. Starting my day with some exercise sets a healthy tone for the day, so I’m able to enjoy Thanksgiving to its fullest without going overboard either. Here are 10 workouts that will help you start off your…

It took me a little while to get into the whole Pinterest thing (I mean, another social media time-suck?!), but now I like it. It’s a lot of fun. With that said, here are some of my favorite treadmill workouts for you to pin! Enjoy! 20-Minute Tabata Workout Pin It 25-minute Treadmill Run (2.8 miles) Pin It 35-minute Treadmill Run (3.25 miles) Pin It 40-minute Treadmill Run (3.85 miles) Pin It 40-minute Treadmill Run –…

One of the best perks about working from home is afternoon cuddle time with my favorite pug. How adorable is this dog?! Murphy often spends much of the day sitting in my lap while I work at my computer. I’m sure it’s terrible for my back, but he’s so darn cute, I just can’t say no. Plus, he keeps me warm! Breakfast I woke up craving a warm, creamy bowl of oatmeal, so I whipped up…

It’s hard to tell who’s winning between Murphy and the couch. At first look, it seems like the pug is dominating his competition. Without much (if any) effort at all. But, when you look closer, it doesn’t seem like Murphy is very comfortable, so maybe the couch is winning after all? I dunno. It’s anyone’s call! Lunch Phenomenal lunch today! I had Creamy Broccoli Soup, but it didn’t come from a can for once. I…

Success!! I completed the Home for the Holidays Virtual 10K and I set a new PR while doing it! I ran on a treadmill, but my time was still faster than my previous 10K, so that counts, right?   As part of the Virtual 10K, prizes will be awarded for the most spirited holiday outfit, so I dressed as a Christmas ninja. Obviously, I need to invest in some holiday race gear. Running on a treadmill for 6.2 miles…

Another crazy exercise science blog post title! I know you love ”˜em! I’ve been meaning to write another SCIENCE post (aka interesting things I’m learning from NASM), so when I received an exercise question from a reader this morning, I knew it would be the perfect way to introduce Excess Postexercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC) (aka “exercise afterburn”) to you guys. The “afterburn” is how many additional calories your body burns after a workout in order…

It’s that time of year again (in the Northeast): treadmill season! Here’s how to not die of boredom on the treadmill and a bunch of my favorite treadmill workouts. Happy running! 45-Minute Treadmill Workout This is my favorite treadmill workout ever! Burn up to 450 calories walking or 550 calories running with this 45-minute treadmill workout from Jeanette Soloma at Crunch Fitness. You’ll mix up the inclines and speed to increase your heart rate and…

What a blog post title. Altered reciprocal inhibition. It’s actually a pretty cool concept. I’ll explain in a minute! Workout Mid-morning, I headed to the gym for a workout. I started with a 3.5-mile run on the treadmill. I used the Option 1 workout to guide my run. Option 1 Option 2 After my run, I went to a Body Pump class. During class, I made sure to squeeze my glutes after each and every…

Hi, friends! 😎 After breakfast this morning, I headed to Starbucks to get some freelance work done. I don’t usually work in coffee shops (mostly because I’m cheap and don’t want to spend money), but I switched it up today because I really needed to get away from my usual distractions (i.e. Murphy, Twitter, gchat) and get sh*t done. I spent a few hours at Starbucks and accomplished quite a lot. Hooray! While working away,…

I’ve learned that if you want to run in New England, you need to become an all-weather runner. In the past six months, I’ve practically run in it all: Rain. Snow. Heat. Humidity. Snowmageddon. Ok, I ran in Snowmageddon on a treadmill, but I should get some brownie points for venturing out into the most treacherous weather I’ve seen in my adult life. It’s awful outside! On my way to the gym, I totally rocked…

Heaven arrived in a box at my apartment yesterday. It may not look like it on the outside, but there was something very special inside! 😀 The wonderful and amazing VeggieGirl sent me a batch of her delectable baked goods. She actually let me chose some of the ingredients, which was really fun! 😀 VeggieGirl also included a card with a very sweet message inside. Thanks, Liz/VeggieGirl! So, listen to what VeggieGirl baked for me: Chocolate…

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