Surprising Sleep Stealers

By Jennifer Kelly Geddes for Discover and Play The AC hums, your husband snores and garbage trucks clank outside the window. Add in kids, work, housekeeping – even a dog – and it’s no wonder you’re unable to properly rest. If you’re faced with an uphill battle at bedtime, it’s time to take a closer … Continue reading Surprising Sleep Stealers

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Crazy Monkey Virtual 5K Recap

In the past, I have blogged about my excitement for signing up for a virtual 5k. I have found that even though I am training for a more concrete goal—two half marathons within 4 weeks of each other—this virtual race was a great way for me to push myself during my shorter training runs. Signing … Continue reading Crazy Monkey Virtual 5K Recap

A Good Night’s Run

After a long day, the last thing I wanted to do was go for my night’s run. While on my commute home, I saw a friend post a Facebook status about signing up for a half marathon in October. This got my runners senses tingling. After asking which half she signed up for, I found … Continue reading A Good Night’s Run

A Run Amongst Fireflies

I started my day off on a healthy foot yesterday—feeling amazing after an early morning run, and made clean eating choices all day. Once I got home, I cooked up some grilled chicken with brown rice and a mixed blend of zucchini, squash, onions, and red peppers for a divine dinner. Putting on the next … Continue reading A Run Amongst Fireflies

Summer Running & the Attack of the Mosquitoes

I have learned this week that things don’t always go according to plan. I also learned that this is okay and sometimes we just have to enjoy life. I was not able to run on Monday, and Tuesday I was out sick, so I was dying to finally get out of work yesterday and enjoy … Continue reading Summer Running & the Attack of the Mosquitoes

Perfect night for a run

Sometimes it is okay to quit. What I really mean is taking time off. There is a difference between giving up and giving your body a rest. Defeat is succumbing to the voice inside telling you it is too hard, that you are not strong enough, that you are too tired. Winning is listening to … Continue reading Perfect night for a run

First day—and run—of spring

Winter has taken its last breath, the cool, fresh spring breeze blowing a certain optimism that lingers in the air. It seemed as though the city that never sleeps was awakened today, joggers dogging pedestrians on their way to and from Central Park runs. Just as the season takes its metamorphosis, I too have been … Continue reading First day—and run—of spring