Category Archives: Extra-curriculars

Relay for Life of Manhattan

I’m participating in the first-ever Relay for Life of Manhattan at the Roseland Ballroom on June 1. I’m usually not one to fundraise, but for the first time this year I saw cancer up close and personal. I want to … Continue reading

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Sweat Into Summer!

I have this thing about triceps. I want them. Like, really want them. Maybe not quite Madonna triceps, but definitely Michelle Obama triceps, and maybe even Jessica Biel triceps. I know I need to move them more, but I have found plenty … Continue reading

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I’ll Try Anything Once: Aerial Fabric Dance

When it comes to fitness, I’ll pretty much try anything once. First it was Cirque du Soleil, then it was Pink at the 2010 Grammy’s. Most recently, it was this killer performance at the 2012 Oscars. These stunning aerial displays … Continue reading

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Fix Your Form

There could never be anything as explicit as a sign saying “No Girls Allowed” — but there might as well be. At my gym, I have not once seen a woman in the section where people (i. e. men) actually … Continue reading

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I’ll Try Anything Once: Barry’s Bootcamp

When it comes to fitness, I’ll pretty much try anything once. I wasn’t always this way. My parents love to repeat the story of how I refused to do anything but kick when presented with a ball as a child, … Continue reading

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Tweet It Forward: Celebrating the Gift of Giving

It’s not that I’m unlucky, I’m just not particularly lucky. (Cue Nicki Minaj: “No I’m not lucky, I’m blessed, yes.” I am incredibly blessed and want to take a quick moment to say thank you to the friends and family … Continue reading

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Mind Over Matter

I went for a long run with C this week. (When I say long, I mean seven miles. Long for me, but for C., now training for her third–or is it fourth?–marathon, I’m sure it felt like a quick jog.) … Continue reading

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I Was (Almost) A Spin Class Drop Out

My relationship with exercise has always been fueled by ulterior motives. A competitive soccer player at heart, I started running to get in shape for what I thought would be the hardest team tryout in the history of soccer—my high … Continue reading

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Sportsmanship vs. Competition

Now I can’t even remember how I stumbled across it, but this article has really stayed with me. “Sportsmanship at its best: Rustay helps Shine finish” is an account of a high school girls’ cross country race. There’s little about … Continue reading

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Model Madness Part Deux

Saturday, America’s Next Top Model held a redo of the open-call auditions for runway hopefuls under 5’7″. By all reports, the audition was a far-cry from the violent stampede that the March 14th first attempt disolved into. However, there was … Continue reading

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