I’m back on the Fitbit bandwagon. My sister Rachel bought me and Kail Fitbit Charge HRs for Christmas. She’s a very generous gift-giver and is always thinking of Christmas (and birthday) presents year round.But wait, you ask, didn’t I already have a Fitbit Flex (a birthday gift from Kail last year)? It’s a long story, butContinue reading “Fitbit Charge HR”
One of my friends who regularly attends my Thursday morning spin class suggested I put together a playlist consisting solely of songs from Disney movies. At first I was skeptical, because I didn’t think it would be possible to find an hour’s worth of Disney songs appropriate for a workout.
Kail got me a FitBit Flex for my birthweek. In case you don’t know what a FitBit is, it’s a fancy step counter that is all the rage these days. Excuse me — fancy step counter and sleep tracker. Newer models are going to feature a heart rate monitor and GPS tracker.
Today is my birthday. It’s also the day I teach spinning. In honor of the decade in which I was born, I’m sharing my 80s spinning playlist. Sometimes I listen to my spinning mixes when I’m running or doing other cardio at the gym. Enjoy!
My history with group fitness classes has been spotty at best. At my gym in DC, I would go to a spinning class once in a blue moon. I would go to yoga about as often. In El Salvador, I was equally as (un)committed. I had a good stretch where I was going to morning spinningContinue reading “That Time I Taught a Spinning Class”
Today is Spanish Friday: Blog post in Spanish; English translation below.Durante mi staycation traté de hacer ejercicio mucho. Y no solo correr. Mi primer día libre, corrí, levanté pesas y hice yoga. ¡Qué error!
I have developed a bad habit of signing up for races and not running them. I did it with the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this year (and in years past), and with a local beach run a couple weeks before that. And let’s not forget St. Patrick’s Day, when I downgraded from a 10k to aContinue reading “That Time I Registered for a Race and Didn’t Run It”
For the scrapbook! All the races here have nice finisher medals.On Sunday I ran the YOAMOES Medio Maratón in 2:05:30. Well technically it was only 21 kilometers, which is 13.0488 miles, slightly shorter than an actual half marathon distance of 13.1 miles. But who’s counting?I didn’t beat my previous personal record of 1:51 but I’m justContinue reading “Completed: Half Marathon in El Salvador”
Source.In an effort to vary up my workout routine, I’ve gone to spinning class a couple times at the Maya Country Club. We have a membership to the club through the commissary, which for you non-Foreign-Service folk is a store at the embassy where you can buy food, booze and other items that aren’t available onContinue reading “Spinning at Maya Country Club”