Accountability

that’s the new name of my game. I have maintaining down to a science. This year, I’m going to get the rest of my way to goal. Here are some small and big picture things I’m doing to achieve this accountability: Blog. Yeah, we’ll see how that goes. But when I was losing, I was… Read More »

4.75 miles

that was never meant to be as long, but felt much longer on my feet. I headed downtown to go to the New Museum’s Block Party with the plan of spending some time there and then walking home along the river. But do my wanders ever turn out as planned? I went from the Block… Read More »

#GreatManhattanLoop: Upper West Side

Sometime during yesterday’s walk when I was uploading photos to Instagram, #greatmanhattanloop hit me. It’s perfect for this little endeavor of mine, which reached 2012: Stage 3 yesterday. I know I’m still due to write on Part 2, but the week got away from me. Oops and the rest of the photos.The plan for yesterday’s… Read More »

Hello, Sailors… and lots of miles 1/2

it all started with the sun finally coming out after a long week of rain, rain, rain and more rain. Combine that with a half day, Fleet Week and my love of the waterfront and New York history….   Since I read, or half read (yes, shamefully haven’t finished it) Phillip Lopate’s Waterfront, I’ve wanted… Read More »

14.8 miles through DC

More photos here Back. Had an absolutely AMAZING time. Couldn’t have asked for better weather. Of course the map ended up wildly ambitious, which we expected. It still served as a good set of choices for things to do. Especially if you’re a history nut like I am. Part travel guide, part blog… We arrived… Read More »

Memories: Travel and Otherwise

in which we briefly return to this blog’s origins as a travel blog inspired by Yom HaShoah I reread some of the posts from my Holocaust summer that included Auschwitz, Birkenau, and Terezin, among others. I learned so much that summer, but I was also saturated. After doing Poland, I couldn’t do the Berlin memorial.… Read More »

#GoTheDist: Q1 Complete

with today’s workout complete, Q1 of the #GoTheDist challenge is as well Q1 mileage: January: 114.23 bike / 4.01 walking February: 62.18 bike / 8.61 walking March: 62.57 bike / 31.24 walking Total: 238.98 bike . / 43.86 walking Although only the ~239 miles counts for #GoTheDist, I’m very impressed with those totals. While it… Read More »

But it didn’t feel like 5 miles

Since I got my iPhone in December, I’ve fallen back into shutterbug mode. I’ve discovered Instagram and generally enjoyed exploring Manhattan with my camera. Most of these had been on my way to or from somewhere, or walking home from work through the park on a gorgeous, early spring day. What I hadn’t done was… Read More »

Confession: Scale Wench

I like “wench” better than “wh0re” but when it comes to the scale, both are true for me. I can weigh myself daily and it doesn’t make me (too) crazy. I’ll even weigh myself multiple times. I just need to know where I am. Non-scale cues don’t work for me especially since I have yet… Read More »

Two years in…

Friday is my two-year Weight Watchers anniversary. Am I where I wanted to be? No, but I’m a lot closer to that than I was when I started in March 2009. Best of all, I recently recaptured that epiphany / drive I had when I first started and I’m really hoping to ride that to… Read More »

So today I went gym shopping

Not shopping for gym clothes or sneakers or anything, for a gym. I’m coming up on two years at Boom Fitness and while I like it, I don’t love it. So I decided to see what’s out there. Figured it can’t hurt to be a diligent shopper so I hit NYSC & Equinox Putting it… Read More »

so a week into 2012

and I’m mostly still on track. I had a slower start to exercise then I wanted because I started off the year sick. Still, I made myself go to the gym on both Sunday and Monday and even a short workout is better than none at all. So far, I’m in a good place for… Read More »