P.S. If This is Austin, I Still Love You

I just spent four days on vacation, and if you know anything about the health blogging community, tradition dictates I now post the obligatory “how to maintain fitness while on the road” update, a close relative of the Jan. 1 “back on track” update and a dead ringer of the upcoming “how to cut caloriesContinue reading “P.S. If This is Austin, I Still Love You”

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

The month was October. The year was 2012. It was 7 a.m., we were on a Metro North out of the city and I was voluntarily dressed as a cat. Pretty typical Saturday morning if you ask me. My friend Ethan and I were making our way to Sleepy Hollow, New York, for a HalloweenContinue reading “The Weather Outside is Frightful”

New Year’s Resolutions, or Not

A favorite tool of motivational phrase writers and the Denver Broncos alike, failure is purportedly a useful means to self improvement. “The only real failure in life is the failure to try.” “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” “Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you’ll still be among the stars.” Sounds nice, sure,Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions, or Not”

Let Me Count the Ways

I love number crunching nearly as much as I love number munching–and most other educational 1990s computer games, to be fair–so I’d like to take a brief reprieve from my typical verbosity and break down my last year in numerals instead. 1,048: Miles I ran in 2012, or about the distance from my Manhattan apartmentContinue reading “Let Me Count the Ways”