I’m wearing a wearable for the first time today.
I received my FitBit Charge earlier this week at a work event in Denver. I don’t know that I would have bought one, but I am excited to have the opportunity to try one out for free.
I was curious to see how many steps a New Yorker like myself — who walks everywhere on a normal day — would put in without going for an extra walk or run.
Today I was working at my office, which requires a walk back-and-forth to the subway, and a lot of desk work.
Looks like I should hit around 7,500 steps by bedtime. Not too shabby.
Let’s see what a weekend of running errands and goofing off in the neighborhood nets me. I think I can crush that 10,000 step goal.
Posted in Exercise, Health, Humor, Technology, Walking
Tagged FitBit, Health, Humor, New York City, steps, technology, walking, wearable
My boyfriend and I were comparing our kingdoms the other day.
You know, what we are ‘king of’ — our unique talents, our little quirks.
For example, he is the king of the non-sequitor. His rapid change of topic can give you whiplash.
He also will often preface even the most simple answer with a complex disclaimer. (He worked in advertising, so he gets it honest.)
When I asked him what quirks of mine he had noticed, he landed on, “You walk fast.”
He’s 6’2″. I’m 5’7″. And he thinks I have a fast stride.
Feeling pretty proud about that.
Posted in Exercise, Humor, Life, Love, New York City, Relationships, Walking
Tagged Humor, kingdom. quirks, life, life. walking, love, New York City. boyfriend. king, Relationships
The New York City Marathon is being run today…
…and broadcast for five hours on ABC7.
And people make fun of me for watching golf on television.
Posted in Exercise, Humor, Life, New York City, Sports, Television
Tagged boring, exercise, golf, life, marathon, nap, New York City, running, Sports, Television
I have never followed an intense exercise routine.
I am a big believer in ‘all things in moderation’ — in both food and physical activity.
But I have recently been inspired to follow a new upper-body strength routine that I think could catch on around the globe:
Donald Trump Pinata Challenge
1. Buy pinata in likeness of annoyingly-ignorant businessman and Republican presidential candidate.
2. Get really big stick.
3. Beat the crap out of that thang, honing upper body strength while reducing frustrations with Trump and flawed political process.
4. Repeat 2-3 times each week.
Note: if you put candy in pinata per tradition, this could reduce positive outcomes of routine.
Posted in Business, Celebrities, Comedy, Exercise, Health, Humor, Life, Politics
Tagged Business, candy, celebrities, comedy, Donald Trump, exercise, Health, Humor, life, pinata, politics, upper body strength, workout
On our evening walk today, Central Park was every shade of green.
As I came upon this gorgeous view, all I could think was…
What a doozy of a jigsaw puzzle it would make!
Posted in Exercise, Humor, Life, Nature, Walking
Tagged Central Park, exercise, games, green, Humor, jigsaw puzzle, life, nature, New York, photography, trees, walking
I’ve watched a lot of tennis over the past fortnight — I’m watching it right now — and I’ve decided that we all need to take a lesson from players like Marion Bartoli and do a heck of a lot more fist pumping.
It just helped her win the Wimbledon ladies championship.
And we’re not just talking one fist pump after a great serve or a good point — sometimes she did four or five in a row. Which got me thinking…
Why not fist pump my day-to-day activities? Will that help me to do more? Achieve more? Win more?
Or even better, have great arms???
Posted in Celebrities, Commentary, Exercise, Humor, Life, Sports
Tagged celebrities, commentary, exercise, fist, fist pump, fist pumping, Humor, life, Marion Bartoli, Sports, tennis, tennis point, tennis service, Wimbledon, Wimbledon ladies champion
Just because it’s legal, you don’t have to do it.
This credo was painfully shoved into my eyeballs this morning.
Rory and I were walking home from Central Park when a runner — a man — walked past us, shirt off, sweaty, obviously in the cool down portion of his workout.
Tragically, ‘shirt off’ was not his best look.
This guy made me look tan. He was blotchy and had — mosquito bites, maybe? — all over his back. Although he was working out, his physique was not ready for prime time. But everyone out on the streets was being treated to the display. Without choice. Without mental preparation.
I mean, what if I had eaten?
In New York State, woman can also legally walk outside without their top on, but…
Just because it’s legal, they don’t have to do it.
Posted in Commentary, Exercise, Fashion, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Central Park, commentary, cool down, credo, exercise, eyeballs, Fashion, Humor, I like shirts, joggers, just because it's legal you don't have to do it, life, New York City, New York state, no shirt, physique, runners, running, walking, workout
Rory and I were passed by a jogging dog and his human this morning in Central Park and, as always, I tried to read the dog’s mind.
Did he give Rory a look of superiority? You know — the one a long-time yoga student gives a newbie when he enters class?
(Not that yoga’s competitive…yeah, right.)
Did he scorn my dog’s meandering pace? His aimless sniffing and peeing?
Or was that really a look of longing? Did Rory’s relaxing walk spark a memory from his puppy days, when mornings didn’t include a mandatory three-mile run?
Perhaps he was just in the zone. Focused. Wired in. Didn’t see me or Rory at all……
Posted in Commentary, Dogs, Exercise, Family, Humor, Life, Walking
Tagged Central Park, commentary, dog athlete, Dogs, exercise, Humor, in the zone, jogging, life, meandering pace, newbie, puppy, sniffing and peeing, three-mile run, walking, wired in, yoga
What do you do when you’re bored?
I read. Go to the movies or a show. Often just hop online.
Clearly that wouldn’t work for this guy.
Kudos to him for raising money for charity!
Posted in Exercise, Health, Humor, Internet, Life, Sports
Tagged bored, boredom, Broadway show, chairty, exercise, half-marathon, Health, hot air balloon, Humor, Internet, life, Movies, online, reading, running, thrill seeker
Like roller coasters? Hiking, too?
Then you’ll love Duisburg, Germany.
Magic Mountain is an elevated walking path designed by German artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth. Rising up to 147 feet above the ground, this serious climb mimics a roller coaster…and provides some amazing views for hikers.
And walking in a loop-to-loop? Pretty cool.
Leave it to my German cousins to come up with a way to make roller coasters healthy. What’s next? Subways that are powered by footpower? Buses that we pedal?
Posted in Design, Exercise, Games, Humor, Life, transportation, Travel, Walking
Tagged artists, bus, commentary, design, Duisburg Germany, exercise, Germany, Health, Heike Mutter, hiking, Humor, life, loop-to-loop, Magic Mountain, roller coasters, subway, transportation, Travel, Ulrich Genth, walking, walking path