Month: April 2016

My Pre-Race Ritual: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Before my first Tri, I was a hot mess. I looked over my gear 100 x only to realize I had everything except my sanity. I researched what I should be eating and when. I went to be at 9:00 PM only to stay awake, anxious until around 1AM. The race went fine, but I tell you, the 24 hours leading up to that race were miserable. I was too concerned with carb loading, hydrating and resting. So this time, I decided to take a slightly different route before the GW 10 Miler on Sunday. On Friday, I was lucky enough that my sister, Genie, came into town. Genie is a crazy amazing lady and works like a boss on the west coast so seeing her is a real special treat these days. She texted my mom and me earlier in the week letting us know that she was in Syracuse and thought she would “pop down” for the weekend. We were so excited! Genie is usually a pretty healthy/light eater….but I was really craving some …

How to Take a Great Fitness Selfie

Writing this blog is one of my favorite activities these days. I love the creative process of thinking of post topics, writing, editing (although I know my editing skills are laclster lack luster lakluster….bad ), scheduling when they will go live, and seeing a final product. Unfortunately, writing isn’t the only piece of a successful blog. Apparently, you need some good photos to catch the reader’s eye…and I’ve found it to be true. My blog posts where I have the most photos have infinitely more visitors and views than the ones that don’t. Is the art of reading dead!? Is no one reading this!? Oh well, I know my mom always does, so I’ll continue. Thanks mom! I started thinking the other day when choosing photos to insert into a blog post, that I must look like the most self-involved ass clown when taking photos for Just Tri It Once. “Why is that girl taking  taking 543 selfies of herself in front of a that stationary bike?” I’ve realized it is just the the curse of the blogger’s selfie…or the belfie *as I will refer …

Zengo, GO, GO!

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to the media day/VIP ride at the BRAND new Zengo cycling studio in Cathedral Commons. I have been looking to try this studio for awhile so I can only assume the cycling gods must have been looking down on me recently…so thanks guys! If you haven’t heard of Zengo, you are lying…because I’ve already mentioned them once in this post. So shame on you. Just kidding. Sorry, feeling sassy today. Zengo is an indoor cycling studio with locations around the DMV area. They advertise themselves as providing a rigorous cardio workout as well as upper body strength training in a 50 minute ride. Actually, I’ll just let them say it, they are so much more eloquent. “Invigorating and inspiring, the experience is zen but mostly go, delivering hard core cardio and strength training in less than an hour.” I found that to be completely true! Keep on reading to hear more about my experience! I arrived at Cathedral Commons around 30 minutes early to make sure I could find the …

Wholly 30

We survived Whole 30…for 2 weeks. Yup, we completed the Whole14. It really kills me to tell you that we didn’t complete all 30 days and that we tapped out early..but I will say we definitely followed the plan for those 14 days to the T (I know I know…if you’re not first you’re last). There were a lot of aspect I really did enjoy from the plan but also a lot of things one should know before trying! So now that I’ve destroyed all the credibility I had, I’m going to go ahead and give some advice I think you should know if you are thinking of Whole30ing. Because this is my blog. And I can. So here we go. Why I chose to deprived myself (and Steven) of Cheese (and other things we love) You may or may not know that I really began to change the way I was eating/living around last September. I weighed the heaviest I had ever weighed and it was all due to my lack of activity and …