I finally tried my first Orangetheory Fitness class! It has been on my list of workouts to try for at least a year, so when my friend Rachael invited me to a birthday class in West Hollywood, I immediately signed up. It was a trek to get there (over an hour driving one way because of traffic!) but I’m so happy I went – it was totally worth it. I left with a endorphin high, feeling like a completely different, happier person than before the class. When I got home I found myself researching pricing and locations – I want to take another… View Post

Yesterday I saw a quote on Instagram that said “December is the new January”, and I started thinking about how much I love the feeling of fresh starts. There’s something about January 1st, right? I always look forward to sitting down in a quiet space with coffee and a notebook and reflecting, writing down goals for the next year. It feels like possibilities are endless, my mind clear and fresh. It’s easier to forget frustrations from the past year, the change in calendar offering encouragement to move forward. Feeling like it will be different this time. The future feels brighter. But…IT’S A SCAM. January 1st is… View Post

When I was younger, my idea of fun was throwing everything in my room onto my bed, getting rid of things I no longer liked or needed, and then putting the rest back neatly. Yes, that is a real thing I did. (And, ummm, still do occasionally.) When we moved into our tiny house this past June, I hit another level of obsessive minimalism and have since thrown out approximately 70% of things we moved in with. But we still have space issues. Currently: We have a Kitchen Aid mixer on our bedroom floor. Every time we use our oven… View Post

Thursday night I put on my old favorite black work dress, the kind we all have and keep for years because it’s somehow eternally flattering, and threw on a suit jacket and a pair of heels for the first time since I’ve moved to Los Angeles. Two years ago. When I say I spend the majority of my time in “athleisure” clothing (my eyes are currently rolling) I am not exaggerating. I started working for a yoga studio when I moved here and immediately donated my 7 pairs of the exact same Express “Editor” pants, colors ranging from black to gray (and… View Post

I am not overreacting when I say I spent the majority of Sunday obsessing over the NYC Marathon. I watched the elite race and cried, switching from app to app, looking for updates on my friends participating in the NYC Marathon and reading posts from people I don’t even know. ALL. DAY. LONG. Since I couldn’t be there in person the next best thing was immersing myself into it virtually. #FOMO4LIFE Two notable things (besides the winners of course – here are recaps of the women’s race and men’s race, if you missed them): Hello Molly Huddle! What an inspiring… View Post

How many times have you absolutely not felt like working out, but knew you were just being lazy and that doing something would make you feel better? You want something low intensity that you can do at home because, well, you just can’t fathom doing anything that requires extra effort, leaving your house, whatever it is. I’ve been there. A lot, lately. Trust me, this isn’t one of those “your body is telling you to rest!” things. This is me having such low willpower right now that I’m succumbing to NetFlix more often than I should. I can’t be the… View Post

Well, well, well. Here I am, FINALLY writing a race recap again (!!!). On Sunday, I finished my 11th half, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon! I haven’t run a half (or many races at all) since the Griffith Park Trail Half in March 2015 and as you know, I was getting antsy to run long again after a series of not-quite-injuries. I went to sleep on Saturday night completely aware that my scheduled wake-up time could potentially leave me with not enough time to get to the starting line before the gun went off, but I couldn’t fathom… View Post

I’m having one of those months. All of a sudden, everything started breaking at work and in my personal life. LITERALLY, breaking. A window, our heater, the glass on my cell phone (ugh), both my work and personal computers. Plus, the yoga studio I work at was sold so there’s a lot of change there as well. None of this is a big deal AT ALL, I know, but when it all happened at once I was struggling to not be constantly frustrated. For whatever reason, bouncing back was a struggle for me this month. Instead of dwelling on it, I’m focusing on the happy… View Post