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Melissa

new york, New York
Hi, I am a blogger that writes about making health and fitness a part of your life, and having a whole lot of fun while doing it. I am a marathon runner, so my training does make an appearance, as does the city that I love---New York City! I don't believe in obsession, guilt or sacrificing your... Full Bio
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‘witchcraft’s new line up! by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A few weeks ago, NYMAG named sandwiches the comfort food of the moment. There is something comforting about a sandwich. They are nostalgic, They are full of the of so ... Read on »
“Wrapping Up the Running Season!” by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My final race of 2009 will be next Saturday!  The Holiday 5K 4M in Prospect Park.  Way after I had registered for the race, they changed the distance from 5K t ... Read on »
"Tough times don’t last but tough people do." by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I love quotes!  I am kind of a quote freak actually.  So I thought a little running quote-spiration would be a nice segueway into this post.  The above quote kind of emb ... Read on »
1 Week to Beach Ready Workout Plan by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Hello Lovelies! I can’t believe we are only a little over a week away from Memorial Day!  Sadly, I’ll be working most of the weekend, but I still want to feel gre ... Read on »
10 Day Countdown! by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I have realized my inability to stick to any kind of formalized plan long term; however, with only 10 days left until I hit the beach, I figure I can commit to some basi ... Read on »
11.5 Miles—Don’t be a Hero Style by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Long runs tend to be something that most like to get out of the way.  Not that they aren’t super fun, but it’s not fun having it over your head.   That’s why I decide ... Read on »
12 Days, 3 Races by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I am really banging out my 9+1 races this month! I started out with the Women’s Mini 10K ( recap ) Last weekend I ran the Father’s Day Run with the boy… ... Read on »
12 Ways of Fitness by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Monday! Has the crazy holiday season of presents, parties and merriment already gotten underway for you?  Check out my guest post on Hadley Holistics ... Read on »
15-16 Mile Functional Run by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yes, I did my long run this morning before work, actually I ran to work.  Since weekends are also work days, I took advantage of not having to start until 10Am to sneak ... Read on »
15-16 Mile Functional Run by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Yes, I did my long run this morning before work, actually I ran to work.  Since weekends are also work days, I took advantage of not having to start until 10Am to sneak ... Read on »
16 Miles and Vitality! by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Ahh, this morning was an interesting long run.  ACS practice now starts at 8, so I welcomed the extra hour of sleep.  I did two full loops of Central Park and t ... Read on »
18 Beautiful Miles by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I think this might have been the best long run of the season, which is really really nice to say! Prior to my long run, I carb loaded with a delicious dinner at L ... Read on »
18 Miles-a day late, but not a mile short by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I had planned to do my long run on Sunday, but I kind of forgot that going out the night before a long run is generally not advisable.  So while I had a great time hangi ... Read on »
2012 Here We Go! by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I haven’t made any definite resolutions in a few years, so I figured why not give it a whirl in 2012? Maybe they are more like goals than resolutionsand hopefully the ... Read on »
2014 Lately by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 2014 started with lots of sparkle.  I was very excited to wear my gold sequin dress.  We went to a house party, but still, never hurts to put your best foot forward. ... Read on »
25 Best Workout Songs of 2011 by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s time again to list the songs that powered by workouts throughout the year!  This year had some great pop songsnot to mention some of the best Britney in years! ... Read on »
25 Ways to Get Psyched for Your Fall Marathon by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living There comes a point in marathon training where you either can’t think about anything else or you can’t wait until you can focus on something besides running.  I’ve be ... Read on »
25 Workouts in 25 Days by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Oh my goodness, in 19 Days, I’ll be a married woman.  Crazy.  Planning has been insane.  Sometimes delightful.  Sometimes stressful.  Sometimes tearful.  I’ve broken ... Read on »
26 Miles, 26 Days by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I think I mentioned this before, but I once read that you should take a day per mile to recover from a race.  Why I think that is a bit much, I did realize that my first ... Read on »
3 Beach Ready Nutrition Tips by Melissa Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Along with the 1 Week to Beach Ready workout plan, Equinox shared a few easy nutrition tips to help keep my diet in check this week. They are really easy to incorpora ... Read on »