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“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”

“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”

Oprah Winfrey The more and more I train for this, the more and more I think- WHAT AM I THINKING? I’m not going to be posting this weekend because I’ll be focusing on not only a 5K but my first 10K ever at Turning Stone […]

“Italian food is all about ingredients and it’s not fussy and it’s not fancy.”

“Italian food is all about ingredients and it’s not fussy and it’s not fancy.”

Wolfgang Puck I’ve lived in Schenectady my whole life and if you asked me the one thing I’m most proud of about my city, I would without a doubt answer with the great Italian food we have. It seems at if no matter where you […]

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior.

Carl von Clausewitz I’ve been on this fitness journey for the past year and my very first 10K is in less than a month! I’ve run quite a few 5Ks but I decided that before my big 10K, it was time to step up my […]

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe If you know me, you’d know that at the end of the day I’m a child at heart. Sure, I have to go to work everyday and put on the act that I’m an adult but I’d much rather be playing outside. […]

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.

You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.

Charles Kuralt I had the pleasure once again to host a cooking demonstration at ShopRite. Amy and the rest of the nutritionist team at ShopRite, Colonie (1730 Central Ave, Albany) is awesome. If you’re looking to eat better or just find yourself overwhelmed going grocery shopping, […]

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”

William Feather I’ve lived in the Capital Region all of my life and from when I was a kid until now, Six Flags Great Escape (89 Six Flags Dr, Queensbury) was a staple of my summers. I had season passes every year I could, The […]

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.”

“The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.”

CRISS JAMI As I’ve mentioned in other blog posts, I’ve been trying to get more active. I’m open to any and all new ways to challenge myself physically and I think I have found my new favorite place to be- The Edge (1544 Route 9, Halfmoon, New […]

“We all have dreams, in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”

“We all have dreams, in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.”

Jesse Owens Well, I did it. I was incredibly intimidated, not at all ready but I did it.  Since last year, I’ve found that I really enjoy running and not only just running but running 5Ks. That rush, that energy, that feeling of accomplishment can’t […]

“Surfing is very much like making love. It always feels good, no matter how many times you’ve done it”

“Surfing is very much like making love. It always feels good, no matter how many times you’ve done it”

Paul Strauch Alright, I’ll say it: I’m addicted to Shark Tank. I’ll re-watch episodes over and over again if I can’t find any new episodes of Dragon’s Den (the Canadian original).  I happened to watch an episode last week that featured Surfset Fitness. The creators of […]

“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.”

“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.”

Albert Einstein I’ve seen an influx in places to paint and drink in the Capital Region and I love both of those things so I figured (with the help of LivingSocial) that it was time to try one out. On Friday, I went to Art […]