Finding Your OK

After I finished writing my post about the mental side of injury, I was all proud of myself. I thought to myself, I’ve got this. I’ve been through surgery twice before ....more

The Mental Impact of Injury: How to Adjust and Manage While Physically Recovering

A week after my surgery, I went to see my doctor. He took the stitches out, checked the swelling and told me everything was okay. Of course, all I wanted to know was when I could start doing things ....more

About That Shoulder Surgery…

It feels like an awful case of deja vu. Early morning subway ride to Manhattan. Outpatient surgery center check-in ....more

Friday Round-Up: Shoulder Surgery and Catching-Up

Hi there! It’s been a long time and it’s so nice to be back here at “home.” Thanks so much to Heather, Jolene, Amanda, Lindsay and Angela for helping me out the last two weeks and offering up such great posts. If you haven’t read them, be sure to check them out ....more

The Best Workout for Everybody + a Beginner Swim Workout

When most people think of a sweat producing, calorie torching, and lean body sculpting workout they think of running, kickboxing or cycling. What if I told you swimming is actually the only workout that burns more calories, boosts metabolism, is no impact to protect your joints and firms every muscle in your body? Just look at Dara Torres for inspiration ....more

Java Chocolate Chip Healthy Bites Recipe

Snacks. We all need some good snacks to keep us fueled. One of my favorites? ...more

Why Running Fits Me

Do you have a sport? Something that is intimately tied to your identity? I didn’t used to ....more

Barre For Runners: A Match Made in Heaven

I’m so happy to have my friend Jolene here today to talk about barre for runners and why it’s such a great thing. I had the pleasure of taking one of her classes this summer and OMG the shake! It was a great workout and it made me realize how weak and imbalanced I am in certain areas ....more


We’ve all heard that yoga is good for you. It offers a number of health benefits. It can help you get rid of headaches ....more

Vegetarian Enchiladas with Spaghetti Squash and Lentils

Happy Monday! While I’m resting and recovering from shoulder surgery, a few friends will be taking over here on the blog. Thank goodness for friends, right?? ...more