2019 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris |Mon Premier Marathon

In the wake of my collegiate competitive athletic career, I knew that running a marathon was something I wanted to accomplish once I had the time to devote to training. I took the opportunity of living in London to set the plan into action. I signed up for one of the many close-by marathons, knowing … Continue reading 2019 Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris |Mon Premier Marathon

lululemon leggings review | align, wunder under, fast and free, train times

train times My first lululemon bottoms were a pair of train times shorts. I've almost exclusively worn mid-length spandex shorts to work out for the last few years, but my Under Armour ones have zero compression, and my pool of favorites is small. I picked up a pair of these shorts and loved how high-waisted … Continue reading lululemon leggings review | align, wunder under, fast and free, train times

lululemon bra review | energy, free to be wild, lighten up

I don't think I even knew what lululemon was until 2017, and then I only knew it to be overpriced. As much as I try not to fall into consumeristic practices, I do really need high-quality work out gear because of my lifestyle. After being disappointed with so many cheap brands, I made my first … Continue reading lululemon bra review | energy, free to be wild, lighten up

Workout Wednesday | Fitness Update

I'm working out everyday, here in London. I still lift weights like never before. I'm getting stronger everyday. However. I registered for the Schneider Electric Paris Marathon on April 14th! This means that I've had to slowly build up my weekly mileage and get back into running. Before last week, I hadn't actually gone for … Continue reading Workout Wednesday | Fitness Update

Workout Wednesday | September 12th – October 2nd

It's been a wild ride these past couple weeks. I'm currently in a completely different and new position in the world and in life. Honestly, working out has been keeping me calmer and less stressed out. Carving out time to break a sweat is a fun problem to solve and a calming presence. Happy Halloween, … Continue reading Workout Wednesday | September 12th – October 2nd

Workout Wednesday | September 5th – 11th

I started a new set of workouts this week, my last one before making the big transition coming up in a couple weeks. I've been trying to up my intensity constantly by doing one-armed moves sometimes and both arms other times or really focusing on one muscle for one workout and full-body for another one. … Continue reading Workout Wednesday | September 5th – 11th

Experiencing Toxic Masculinity at Planet Fitness

About a year ago, I shared a post I wrote about feeling the "male gaze" at my local Planet Fitness. I hadn't had any particularly bad occurrences since then, aside from the obvious stares. The other night, I had a very different, rattling experience that is messing with my outlook on toxic masculinity. Here's the … Continue reading Experiencing Toxic Masculinity at Planet Fitness

Workout Wednesday | August 29th – September 4th

Having fun with it; need to start a new cycle; worried about finding a gym in a new city/losing progress. Wednesday, August 29th 30 min HIIT arc trainer 1Arm DB chest press 4x8 | Heavy hammer bicep curls 4x6 |┬áTricep 90 degree elbow press 4x10 Tricep push up 4x6 | Overhead negative press 4x10 | … Continue reading Workout Wednesday | August 29th – September 4th

Workout Wednesday: August 15th – 21st

I've been really enjoying this round of workouts, and it's interesting to see how my body gets used to them so quickly. It's imperative to change it up all the time. I guess soreness isn't the only sign of progress, but feeling sore tends to make me feel like I'm going above and beyond. Wednesday, … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: August 15th – 21st