October Goals

1. Five salads a week. I eat [at least] 35 meals a week – there's no reason five of those can't be salads. It's an easy way to get in my veggies for the day.

2. Foam roll every day. I loathe foam rolling but it always makes me feel so much better so I have to do it. Even five minutes is better than nothing!

3. Limit sweets and treats. Stop going overboard on sweets. I don't need to eat cupcakes/candy/ice cream/chocolate everyday.

4. Go apple picking. Just sounds like a fun fall activity!

5. Try bike commuting. I'm a little nervous about biking in NYC but taking the subway can be so unpleasant.

6. Finish a half marathon. Hopefully that will happen this coming weekend!



Summer Recap

At the beginning of the summer I made a list of stuff I wanted to accomplish. Yesterday was officially the last day of summer, so here's a look back at my summer bucket list…

Summer solstice yoga in Times Square – loved this!

Kayaking on the Hudson – never made it around to this.

Shakespeare in the Park – Made a solid attempt at this. I waited in line for tickets and went but I started raining so the show was cut off at intermission. Boo.

Go to the beach! – I made it to the beach SO many times. Long Beach Island, Atlantic City, Point Pleasant

Rain room at MoMa – this was easily my favorite thing I did this summer. My friend and I waited in line for three hours to see it but it was SO worth it.

Go for a trail run -giant fail

Swim laps outside – did this twice at John Jay park pool. Turns out I'm a horrible swimmer and I probably need lessons.

Broadway in Bryant Park – I think I forgot this existed?

See an outdoor movie – just poor planning on my part and I didn't get around to it

Run during summer streets – I'm actually really sad I didn't do this! Summer Streets happened three weekends and I was away every single one!

Visit the Statue of Liberty – didn't get around to it but I'm trying to organize a trip there this fall.

Train for the NYCM! Only 6 weeks to go!

Six out of 12 goals is kind of pathetic but I did a few other things that kept me busy and active this summer – camping, hiking, a few Yankees games and much more. It was an amazing summer and I'm really looking forward to everything fall has to offer – cooler weather, scarves, pumpkin flavored everything and the New York City Marathon!


Summer Solstice Yoga

Last Friday I celebrated the summer solstice with a little yoga in Times Square. For the past 11 years the Times Square alliance has hosted an all-day yoga event right in the heart of TSq. This was my first time participating and it was awesome!

I went to the 10am class and it was packed. I got there super early so I didn't have a hard time snagging a mat or finding a spot.

While I'm not really a yoga person(I think it's kind of boring), I am trying to incorporate it more into my life because I know it's good for my body.

Getting to do yoga in one of the busiest intersections in the country was definitely a unique experience and I'm definitely going to participate again next year.


Stephanie’s Summer List

Happy first day of summer!

Here are the things on my summer bucket list:I've been in this city almost 6 years and there are an embarrassing amount of things that I've never tried because they're “touristy” or whatever. I declare this the summer of tourist traps!

  • Summer Solstice Yoga in Times Square
  • Kayaking on the Hudson River
  • Shakespeare in the Park
  • Go to the beach
  • Rain room at MoMa
  • Go for a trail run
  • Swim laps outside
  • Broadway in Bryant Park
  • See an outdoor movie
  • Run during Summer Streets
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty

  • Train for the NYC marathon!!!




April Goals

Run three times a week.
I’ve been getting better about working out. In the past month I’ve gone from exercising twice a week(if that) to 4-5 times, but I need to get back into running. Now that it’s finally getting warmer I should be motivated to run outside.

Yoga once a week.
I said it before, I hate yoga….but it’s good for me so I’m going to keep trying it.

Cook” dinner once a week.
As in, don’t eat out or order take out. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just not from a restaurant.

Power down an hour before bed.
I struggle with insomnia and lately it’s been ridiculous so I’m ready to try anything. I’m hoping that if I cut down on phone/computer/tv before bed time(and read for an hour instead) I will be able to fall asleep easier.