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”

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Celery-brate Good Times

I spent the first several years of my adult life largely avoiding the vegetable aisle, and not just because I had an innate fear of Jim Henson’s singing produce. Raised in a typical American household of the late 80s and early 90s, my earliest memories of vegetables were microwaved broccoli florets, steamed lima beans andContinue reading “Celery-brate Good Times”

Milk and Cereal

They say the most important meal of the day is breakfast. I say the most important meal of the day is my office’s 3 p.m. champagne ration, but sure, breakfast is a close second. I’ve been an advocate of breakfast for as long as I can remember, though it’s taken different forms with each passingContinue reading “Milk and Cereal”

My Maine Squeeze

Last week as the temperatures hovered around a blustery 20 degrees, my boyfriend and I decided to do what so many other New Yorkers have done before us: we fled the city for kinder climates. Just kidding. We drove due north. Why, you ask? Because we’re masochists, no doubt, but also because I wanted himContinue reading “My Maine Squeeze”

On the Fifth Day of Christmas

I woke up each morning during my Christmas week in Baltimore intending to write a seasonally timed “how to stay healthy during the holidays” blog post. I also woke up each morning during my Christmas week in Baltimore intending to snap a new album cover for Keira and my early 90s rap EP. Clearly onlyContinue reading “On the Fifth Day of Christmas”

Pour Some Sugar on Me

If you turned on the TV yesterday, you were probably bombarded with news reports touting a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine that shows Americans are eating entirely too much sugar. If you didn’t turn on the TV yesterday, $5 says you either don’t have a TV or the opposable thumbs toContinue reading “Pour Some Sugar on Me”

Charm City Memorial Day

My Memorial Day weekend was a healthy and active one, chock-full of sweat-inducing activities like baseball, running and lifting. That is, (watching) baseball, running (errands) and lifting (pints of hard cider to my sun-parched lips.) To be fair, it was sweat-inducing, but only because the temperatures held above 90 degrees for three days straight. Ok,Continue reading “Charm City Memorial Day”

Meat Free… Tuesdays.

Remember when I suggested everyone slowly up their protein intake with the calculated addition of more eggs, Greek yogurt, legumes and canned tuna into their daily diets? Turns out, there’s a faster way to reach your targeted protein threshold: order a Double ShackBurger. In addition to sporting a proprietary blend of premium beef and scientificallyContinue reading “Meat Free… Tuesdays.”