2018: Looking Forward

It’s the first Friday of 2018, and as I’m staring down below freezing temps, I figured it would be the perfect time to chat about what I’m excited about in this new year.

Wait – no reflection on 2017?

2017 was one of the most action packed years I’ve had – I got married, I started working at Sweat Fixx,  I was reposted by SELF magazine, and rebranded my blog (just to name a few of the things). I don’t think I have enough time or space to accurately give a reflection on the year.

If I were to sum up 2017 in a couple words, it would be “Hell Yes.”

Looking forward to 2018 – I would say that the words that will drive this year are going to be “Let’s Do This.”

Let’s throw away that fear, those excuses, and self doubt.

“Let’s Do This”.

I have some big plans for this year, personally & professionally. I took some time this weekend to sit with my husband and we wrote out what we want to accomplish this year on little slips of paper, folded them up, and placed them in a covered mason jar next to our coffee maker. Where we can see them every single day.

To remind ourselves of what we want to accomplish.

What we are working towards.

To start every day with a cup of coffee and a healthy does of “Let’s Do This.”

I’m looking forward to the challenges that will help me grow, learn and become stronger.

I’m looking forward to getting out of my comfort zone and being more active in the community – leading more workouts, hosting more yoga workshops and moderating more talks.

Taking that leap.

Going for it.

So, 2018: Let’s. Do. This.


ClimbAmerica – Let’s Climb the Pru to raise awareness for heart disease!

My goal for 2013 is to run at least one race per month, in order to raise money a charity or cause. 


Because I can.

My first race/climb of 2013 is ClimbAmerica! to spread awareness of heart disease in the United States. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in this country, so in order to make a stand, I’m climbing one of the tallest buildings in Boston in order to inspire people to get off their couch and on their feet. Through simple lifestyle changes – all of us have the power to prevent heart disease. 

The Prudential building is in the middle of Boston’s Back Bay, and is iconic. Coolest part? In November, I ran the Spartan Race in Fenway Park. In January, I’m climbing up 50 flights of stairs up one of the most iconic buildings in Boston. In April – I’m doing a Yogathon in Gillette Stadium.

I’ve never done a race/run/climb/I don’t really know what to call it/ like this before. I’m excited. I’m terrified. And it’s only a week before a 5 miler run that I signed up for.

It’s freezing out here, so getting myself training is a little hard. Work has piled up beyond belief. But as long as I can push myself out the door – then I’m all set. The hard part is actually just getting dressed, lacing up my shoes and actually closing the front door.

Here’s to 2013 – I’m going to make it count.


Here is an updated race schedule for the first half 2013:

1/27: ClimbAmerica – 50 flights up the Prudential Tower  (benefit BW Heart Disease Education)

2/3: Super Sunday 5 Miler (benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)

2/15: Fit4Life Virtual 5K V-Day edition (benefit Jessica Huse Foundation)

3/3: Pedal to End Cancer – still not confirmed

3/10: Somerville St Pats 5K + Nike Women’s Virtual 10K (benefit Leukemia and Lymphoma Society)

3/16: South Boston St Pats 5K (benefit Boston Fire Department), Fit4Life Virtual 5K St. Pats edition (benefit Jessica Huse Foundation)

4/14: B.A.A 5K (benefit Alzheimer’s Association)

4/27: MuckFest Boston (benefit MS Society)

4/28: New England Yogathon (benefit Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Healing Through Yoga for Newtown, CT)

5/4: Boston Marine Corp Honor Run (benefit Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation)

6/15: Mount Washington Road Race – not confirmed

6/23: B.A.A. 10K (benefit Alzheimer’s Association)