Oh, Canada: Toronto Vacation for the Win

I was standing on a busy street corner last week when a strange man I didn’t know leaned in from behind. “Nice sunglasses,” he crooned. Well-trained NYC women know not to engage with random weirdos offering compliments, so I murmured a sarcastic “thanks” – just shy of the “thanks, creep” I wanted to say –Continue reading “Oh, Canada: Toronto Vacation for the Win”

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Walk on the Wild Side

I’ve always loved going to the movies. I love the smell of popcorn. I love the pure escapism. I love stubbornly following the rituals of theater-going that my dad instilled in me 30 years ago: never arrive after the lights go down, always guess how many previews there’ll be in advance, never sit behind aContinue reading “Walk on the Wild Side”

Up, Up and Away

We’re in an era of human existence where we spend an awful lot of time looking things up. “Can I use baking soda instead of baking powder?” “Dunno, look it up!” “What ever happened to Brendan Fraser? “Dunno, look it up!” “Is is still my favorite cousin’s birthday in Hong Kong?” “Dunno, look it up!”Continue reading “Up, Up and Away”

Runner’s High: An Elevation Guide

You know that sinking feeling when – despite thinking you’re in pretty good shape – you go for a quick little run and can barely catch your breath? We’ve all been there: you lace up all excited, expecting to knock your workout out of the park, but then you find yourself huffing and puffing withContinue reading “Runner’s High: An Elevation Guide”

Keeping the Weight Down (Down Under)

Starting a piece of writing with a dictionary definition is a carnal sin in journalism, but I’m going to commit it anyways. Here goes. The dictionary defines “honeymoon” as “a vacation spent together by a newly married couple.” Honey, I imagine, refers to the sweetness of time passed together. Moon, I assume, refers to theContinue reading “Keeping the Weight Down (Down Under)”

Run If By Land 

When you like two things separately, it only makes sense you’ll love them doubly together. You know what I mean: Like peanut butter and chocolate? You’ll love Reese’s cups. Like animals and football? You’ll love the Puppy Bowl. Like Muppets and Apple products? You’ll love FaceTiming with your niece in Hawaii, even if she doesn’tContinue reading “Run If By Land “

Greece Is the Word, Is the Word That You Heard

Ask any marathon training coach and she’ll tell you the same thing: running is just one part of the preparation equation. Diet, cross training and rest also play a crucial role in the 20 weeks leading up to the big race, and in true Captain Planet style, only by their powers combined is a marathonerContinue reading “Greece Is the Word, Is the Word That You Heard”