Goals Just Want to Have Fun (Ouch. That hurt me, too.)

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty excellent at squeezing in five to six workouts a week when I have a real, tangible goal on the radar. Training for a marathon? I’ll pop out of bed before the sun every workday for an easy three to thirteen miles. Looking to lose a fewContinue reading “Goals Just Want to Have Fun (Ouch. That hurt me, too.)”

Giving Thanks: A Full Fall

Happy Thanksgiving, you gorgeous land mermaids, you. Who is this, you ask? I’m the runner who used to blog in this space but have accidentally been MIA for more than a month now. Surprise! I didn’t die! Even if Nov. 8 brought me precipitously close… Why have I gone missing, only to resurface on theContinue reading “Giving Thanks: A Full Fall”

Wedding Planning’s the New Marathon

Whenever I catch up with friends and family this year, I’m asked one of the following questions: How is wedding planning going? Are you and Ben liking the new Queens apartment? Why did your dog move to Hawaii without you? And then there’s the follow-up question everyone who reads this blog inevitably asks next: WillContinue reading “Wedding Planning’s the New Marathon”

Clickbait: My Former Boyfriend

There’s an old adage made popular by both Woody Allen and my father that if you want to make God laugh, you tell him your plans. I’m a strong believer that the big guy is also a fan of low-grade puns – “How does Moses make his coffee? Hebrews it.” – but I digress. It’sContinue reading “Clickbait: My Former Boyfriend”

The Big Day

This past weekend marked a significant milestone that’s been enthusiastically circled on my calendar for months. No, I’m not talking about watching my little brother marry the woman he loves. And no, I’m not talking about getting the angels back together. And no, I’m not talking about spending 48 hours with the cutest ring bearerContinue reading “The Big Day”

Strength in Numbers

Tomorrow I’m going to arrive for my second monthly biometric weigh-in, and the results are not going to be pretty. I realize that statement opens the door to all kinds of follow-up questions. What’s a biometric weigh-in? It’s a chance for me to stand on a body-fat scale and learn if I’ve built any muscleContinue reading “Strength in Numbers”

Guest Post: RiledUpRunner + InspiredByMollie = Skinny Success

Note from the real RiledUpRunner: Below is a guest post from my college friend, Tara, whose simultaneous appreciation for delicious food and healthy ingredients makes for some awesome recipes that are impossible to pass up. Tara is just two months away from her big wedding date (what up, Mike? Let’s meet someday, fo’ real.) andContinue reading “Guest Post: RiledUpRunner + InspiredByMollie = Skinny Success”

Back on Track

Sometimes the temperature grazes 80° for the first time this calendar year and your mom offers to buy you an ice-cream cone. Sometimes you go to a gorgeous Southern wedding and you can’t pass up the mounds of barbeque beef brisket vying for space on your plate. Sometimes your little (grown-up) brother doesn’t want toContinue reading “Back on Track”