I was obviously out enjoying this gorgeous weather!
And I’m back! So sorry for the brief lack of posts. The weather was absolutely gorgeous here in NYC this weekend, so as you can imagine, I just had to take advantage…
Well, that’s what I’d like you to think, anyway. And in fact, if the whole premise of this blog wasn’t about “keepin’ it real,” I might even let you assume that.
But, The Sometimes Healthy Living Blog is about sharing the good AND the bad, so here goes:
I spent the better part of the weekend indoors hiding from the beautiful weather, friends and most importantly, a mounting stack of work and blog work. To avoid being “knee deep” in emails and projects, I found myself elbow deep in a box of Cinnamon Cheerios, a bag of pretzels and the first season of Felicity (I’ve seen this season at least 10 times – what can I say? I just love that damn show). Continue reading
So 10 hours of sleep is your secret? I've "got milk" and sleep - watch out Heidi Klum!
Good afternoon, my friends! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Do I sound a bit chipper to you?
You may remember a while back I did a post about the average hours celebrities sleep, based on an article from People. In short, Ryan Reynolds doesn’t sleep and Heidi Klum sleeps apparently an average of 10 hours a night. Something tells me Ms. Klum is exaggerating, but that is not the point of this post…
Guess what?! Last night I slept as much as Heidi Klum!
That’s right, I went to bed at 8:00! Well, okay, I watched Felicity (most underrated show ever) in bed for 1 hour and then fell asleep at 9:00. I’m anticipating a busy July at work, so I’m trying to fit in extra sleep whenever I can. This Sometimes Healthy Girl may be living in the city that never sleeps, but that doesn’t mean she can’t sneak in a few extra z’s every now and then.
A New Sometimes Healthy Girl
This morning, I woke up bright and early at 7 am feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to run! Sometimes I feel like the entire second half of my week is spent in a fog of tiredness, so it was a pleasant change to have a bit of energy this beautiful Saturday morning. Continue reading
Who wouldn't want to run by this?
It was the perfect day for a run here in NYC.
Clear skies, hot temps (but not too hot), and low humidity. The kind of day where it feels like the entire city is out running, biking, walking around, shopping or day drinking. Yet, still, around 10:30, I found myself indoors performing my typical pre-run procrastination routine: SoapNet’s Breakfast in Bed (One Tree Hill and 90201 marathon), bowl(s) of cereal and some major cuddle time with the couch monster.
As enjoyable as it was, I felt a bit guilty wasting even a portion of such beautiful weather on the couch. Thankfully, my best friend, Michelle, called and asked me to meet her down on the Lower East Side track for a run and more importantly, some catch-up time. Michelle was in Europe for 10 days recently, so we had a lot to chat about. Continue reading
This morning I started off my day in my favorite way: Running.
But, as much as I love running alone, what made today’s run EXTRA SPECIAL was the company. Today was the Girls on the Run Manhattan 5K, and I was privileged to be able to run as a Running Buddy alongside a very talented young runner, 9-year-old Makoyan. A very shy and modest little runner, Makoyan nearly left me in the dust as she completed the 5K at a pace remarkably fast for such a young runner. What impressed me even more was her modesty, determination and clear passion for running. The Girls on the Run 5K was by far one of my favorite races that I’ve ever run because I had the opportunity to see all of these young woman achieve a huge accomplishment: their first 5K. Continue reading
Abort mission. We are breaking up Mr. Treadmill.
On Sunday, I took the day off from running after a bit too much celebrating in the great state of TX. I refused to feel runner’s guilt, considering rest days are a part of being a well-rounded runner. Next, yesterday morning, as you’ll recall, the couch called my name and enticed me into getting a little more shut eye. But I was determined to triumph over all of the “adversity” and get in a speedy, decently long run on my bff the treadmill last night….
No such luck. After 1.25 miles, I felt completely run down and out of gas. Watching myself in the mirror, it looked like I was running for the first time the way I was huffing and puffing! All of a sudden, I was the little engine that could NOT. Then it hit me: I HAD RUNNER’S BLOCK! Continue reading