2013 in Review

I can’t remember a time when I’ve looked back throughout one particular year and thought to myself, “Wow. This year is the one to beat.” But 2013 has been that year for me. Both from a running and personal perspective, I’ve worked hard to make some moves and it still sort of blows my mind that it all happened in the past 12 months.
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Mid-Holiday Season Sanity Check

Guys. The holiday season is in full swing. If you’re anything like me, you’re just hanging on for dear life at this point. The parties, the holiday events, the shopping, ohhh the shopping, and have you sent your holiday cards yet? Of course there’s also work, and if you happen to be in college or grad school it’s also finals week. Yup, survival mode. I actually love this time of year, I just wish there were more hours in the day. To be honest I’ve simply been getting the bare minimum in for my workouts and they’ve basically been gym sessions with cross training and strength work, the exception being some holiday 5ks. I ran the Winter Classic 5k this past weekend in Cambridge and will be running Somerville’s Jingle Bell Run this weekend!

How are you staying sane this holiday season?? Don’t skip those workouts – they help immensely I promise!

Gym Showdown: Planet Fitness vs. Gold’s Gym

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a great holiday and enjoyed great food with even better company.

Believe it or not there are only 27 days left in 2013, which means those New Year’s resolutions aren’t that far away. For many people, that means making a resolution to get healthy, and getting started by joining a gym. Allow me to weigh in on which gym that should be, and more importantly shouldn’t be.

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