It's about d*** time time I got myself together and brought this baby back. And just in case anyone was upset its taken me since NOVEMBER to do so, I truly apologize. But here we are :) I'm also still currently working on a redesign so bare with me as this site might be changing a few more times.
So much has happened since November, to catch you all up I'll give you the highlight reel (in no particular order):
- I was hired as a Group Fitness Instructor with DareUFitness.
- My best friend in Boston moved away.
- I launched a fitness series with @Withings called #WithErin.
- I ran a Ragnar Race with Reebok.
- I turned 25.
- I went through a breakup.
- I took a solo trip to Europe (DO THIS!). Young men and women of the world, if you have not traveled by yourself before, do it. Even if it's a weekend trip to a city nearby, do it.
- My company, Withings was bought by Nokia.
- I started to work with some really cool brands, Crane and Lion, Sweat Cosmetics, and Nectar and Green.
- I committed to running the 2017 Boston Marathon.
I was walking to work through Boston Commons this past April on Marathon Monday and I just had this overwhelming sense that this should be me. The incredible runners I saw warming up, shaking out their nerves, preparing for the day ahead, I so badly wanted that to be me. If you've never been in Boston for Marathon Monday, it is truly something to experience. The electricity in this city is infectious. And the runners, the spirit, is truly miraculous, you see runners of all ages, sizes, abilities, CRUSHING 26.2 miles. You see people hurting, falling, cramping and then you see their fellow runners stopping to pick them up, or just lend an encouraging word.
I literally have chills writing this, remembering that day this past April.
In this world of chaos and disorder, that day in particular just gives you faith in the human spirit again. It's unreal. And next year it's not something I simply want to watch, but truly be a part of.
I am not a runner. It's not my go to form of exercise. So for the year between the two marathons it's been my fitness goal to become more of a runner. I decided to do all of the BAA races this year in preparation and have so far completed the 5k and 10k. Up next is the half marathon on Oct 9 in which I want to break 2hrs, and am using the Hal Higdon training plan, so I'll keep you all updated on that.
But for now, it's good to be back :) Comment below with anything you want me to cover here. Meal plans, workouts, fitness challenges, training plans, recovery ideas, whatever it is I want to hear about it!