Be Well Philly Boot Camp Kicked Butt

When I first heard about the Be Well Philly Boot Camp I knew I had to see what it was all about. It is presented by Philadelphia Magazine and Independence Blue Cross (an insurance company). It was Saturday June 3rd, at Drexel University, as I said before I am super lucky to live only 20…

My Week of Pizza

 I ate pizza for a week. Let me clarify, I ate pizza for one meal for a week. This idea was born from the fact that I would read fitness magazines and there would be articles about pizza. How to make a healthy runners pizza, benefits of pizza, and pizza recipes. I would pull them…

Take Care of Pain, or No Gain

Lately I have been having some heel pain, ok some days it’s a lot of heel pain. It’s not a recent injury, and it’s something I could have prevented. It’s definitely made me listen to my body.  So over a year ago I was experiencing pain in my ankle, and in my heel. It would…

Still Sweatin’: Simmon’s Workouts Still Rock

With all the news of Richard Simmons missing, emerging from hiding, being hospitalized, and this and that. I wanted to write about my connection to him. I don’t know him, never met him, but I think he is one of the most important people in fitness history EVER. We can argue this, but no one…

A Breakdown of Spring Break

When some people think of Easter, they think of chocolate bunnies, small children screaming in terror as they are forced to sit on the lap of an often terrifying looking rabbit, and pastel colored everything. Hopefully they also know that is the day that Jesus rose from the grave in fulfillment of the scriptures. As…

Book of the Month: “Soul Surfer”

My sister, Maggie, always has such great ideas for my fitness journey and for blog ideas. One of her latest ideas was to do a book of the month. I could read different health books, biographies on athletes, or books on others fitness related topics. Then write a small review, and what I thought of…

Year One is Done! Happy Blog-versary to me!

One year ago today my first blog post was published. It was all about how I wanted to be more fit. How in the past I had been a weird dieter, and I loved being active but wasn’t quite fit. So I decided to start my journey, and share different things I have learned or…

Running Doesn’t Get Any Sweeter

This marked my third year participating in the the Hot Chocolate race series, the first year in the 5k race and the second and third years in the 15k races. The series has the tag line, “America’s Sweetest Race”. It 100% lives up to that name, and I wish everyday life was like the Hot…

It is a “Good Life”

So I have a health related guilty pleasure. I love reading, “The Good Life”; it’s the magazine by Dr. Oz. I don’t watch his show constantly, if I catch it I watch it but I don’t look for it. But last year a co-worker gave me one of his magazines, and I was hooked. I literally…

Fitness at the Flower Show

You wouldn’t expect it, but I found the Philadelphia Flower Show to be a very healthy outing. Jim and I had gone in years past, and this year my friend Kelly had two free tickets we were able to use. Every year there is a theme, and this year the theme was, “Holland”. It was…

Snow Day=Fit Day

Just when I thought it was over, I mean we were wearing t-shirts with no jackets about a week ago. My runs had moved outdoors, and it was a sure sign that spring was just around the corner. Then we hear there is going to be a snowstorm. Since I work for a school this…

If Only Life was Judgement Free Zone

My husband and I belong to Planet Fitness, you know the gym with all the purple. They pride themselves on being a “judgement free zone”, and I don’t know anyone else’s experiences with them but I have found that 100% true. I feel completely comfortable with the staff and the other people there, and love…