Posts tagged ‘Kim’

The Buns are back

February 24.

That was the last time I hauled my own buns to the computer to post something here. Six months of thinking about stuff to post, seeing cool stuff I wanted to link to, fretting about not getting a post up on a day I’d planned it, vowing to get off my virtual tush and publish something awesome the next day.

Six months of excuses and lameness. It ends today.

It’s not like I’ve been laying around re-watching all of the Harry Potter movies in order… well, actually, I have been doing that. but not just that. For instance, there was this (details to come later):

It—and the move from the dirty Jerz to Manhattan that accompanied it—took up a big chunk of my summer. And while I am extremely happy and adjusting to living with a boy in wedded bliss, it’s taken me quite some time to get myself in order.

I realized today that I was totally falling for the “If I can just  ______  and _______, conditions will be perfect for me to do what I really want to do” fallacy. I think you know what I’m talking about. Your blanks may be “get the kids in bed before 9 and get myself in bed before midnight” or “find a new job and lose five pounds” or “organize my sock drawer and figure out how to turn dryer lint into currency.” But it’s all hooey, and we know it; we just forget it every once in a while.

So I’m back, haulers, just as I am: in need of a haircut, a little squidgy around the upper arms, still figuring out how to get my workout groove on, still fighting a daily battle with the Pepperidge Farm Sausalito cookies lurking in my coworker’s snack drawer. (BTW, an entire bag of those chocolate-and-macadamia-nut puppies will run you 40 PointsPlus values. Don’t ask me why I know that. YOU’RE WELCOME.)

But I’m here. And hopefully, you still are, too.

August 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm 1 comment

Developments

Loyal haulers, how I’ve missed you. Both of you. (No, I’m kidding. There are probably three or four of you, not counting my mom. Hi Momma!)

So much has happened since last we met! A highlight reel:

The Boyfriend is now The Fiance. (Insert girly sounds of joy here.)

Photo credit: Stephanie Pinsdorf

I attempted two triathlons this summer, one of which became a duathlon due to poor river conditions. . .

Photo credit: The Fiance

… and one of which caused me to have a sobbing breakdown one mile into the run. Gory details to follow in another post.

Not crying here... because it's over. Photo credit: The Fiance

I ran a PR (personal record) at this year’s Boston Half Marathon, which left me sore for days but happy to run with old and new friends!

Cez and David, meet Rose and Steph. Photo credit: The Fiance

The good news, which is making me just about as happy as the sparkler TF put on my finger, is that the nagging plantar fasciitis that was keeping me from running and teaching step has calmed a bit. (Thanks, physical therapy and yoga!) This means I can finally run again, which means I’m no longer feeling frustrated and insane. Yay! Thank you to everyone who offered kind words or sent healing vibes into the universe.

The bad news, which is making me really quite bummed, is that my physical therapist and doctor have decided that step classes aggravate my chronic injury in a way that running doesn’t. In step, there’s just too much bouncing on the heel, which tightens the calf and inflames the fascia—a thick band of tissue that inserts at the heel. Not wanting to believe my doctor, I secretly snuck in a step class at a friend’s gym two weeks ago. Though I got through the class all right, I could barely walk when I woke up the next morning.

For now, at least, my step days are done. I won’t be returning to teach the Wednesday evening Intro Step/Step I class at Feminine Fitness, and my Thursday morning FemFit class is going to remain a Spinning class. I don’t know who will teach the Intro class from here on out. Please know that step didn’t cause my injury—that happened when I was dumb enough to try to text and walk at the same time a few years ago, breaking my foot as a result.

You’ll still see me around the gym. Karla, one of the cool chicks who reads this blog, is whipping my tush into shape for my big day. I’ll still sub for body sculpting classes when I’m needed. And you know I’d love to see you haul your buns to my Feminine Fitness Spinning class at 6:30 on Thursday mornings, or my New York Sports Club Spinning class at 5:45 on Monday mornings. Come on down, and give it a whirl! At the very least, bookmark www.haulbuns.com and visit it often. I promise to update it on a much more regular basis.

Teaching the Wednesday night intro class has been my extreme pleasure for the past five years. I will miss working out with all of you intro steppers, but I know you’ll keep on showing up, putting in the hard work, and supporting each other like you always have. Ladies, you’re awesome.

 

Hasta la vista.

October 25, 2010 at 8:26 pm 2 comments

Where’s Kim?

When will you fit in your workouts this week? Maybe with me? (bats eyelashes)

Monday: 6 a.m. Spinning at New York Sports Club Butler

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. Body Sculpt at Excel

Wednesday: 7 p.m. Intro to Step, followed by 7:15 p.m. Step I at Feminine Fitness

Thursday: 5:30 a.m. On The Attack small group training followed by 6:30 a.m. Step Blast at Feminine Fitness; 6:30 p.m. Cycling Basics at New York Sports Club Butler

If you’re not a member of the gyms listed but would like to take a class, let me know and we’ll get you a guest pass. See you there!

January 18, 2010 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Where’s Kim?

Monday: 6:15 p.m. Arm Strength, 7 p.m. AbSolution and 7:45 p.m. Step at Palisades Sports & Fitness

Tuesday: 6 a.m. Spin at New York Sports Club Parsippany; 6:30 Body Sculpt and 7:30 Cardio Mix at ExCel

Wednesday: Intro Step/Step I class at 7 p.m. at Feminine Fitness

Thursday: 5:15 a.m. Du The Du II small group training, followed by 6:30 a.m. Step at Feminine Fitness; 6:30 p.m. Studio Sampler at New York Sports Club Butler

Get in a few good workouts before the picnics and barbecues begin this weekend! See you there!

May 18, 2009 at 1:23 am Leave a comment

Hauling Buns… and Not Much Else

I just saw this Nike ad and thought you guys might get a kick out of it. The athletes they interview are actual world-class runners with a really good sense of humor. If there are small kiddies in the vicinity of your computer, it’s okay — everything is blurred and/or creatively shot. Enjoy.

And don’t worry… none of my classes are going “supernatural” anytime soon.

April 17, 2009 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Energy Drinks and Mind Games

gatorade-20-oz-line-up1Energy drinks like Gatorade and Propel may help you achieve your fitness goals, a new study says, but not in the ways science previously thought. An article published in The Journal Of Physiology‘s latest issue finds that sugary drinks boost endurance even if they’re not ingested (the study’s subjects just swished the drinks and spit them out). This makes the scientists involved in the study think what the mouth tells the brain about these drinks — rather than their caloric content — is what makes them a must-have for high-performing athletes.

The coolest thing about all of this, in my opinion, is that it lends even more support to the idea that the brain is the biggest determiner of your ability. Muscles, heart, lungs… they’re all necessary, but your mind — and the way it processes information from your body — really is the limit when it comes to working out.

(Of course, this doesn’t mean you should go out and start chugging high-calorie sports drinks in the hopes of turning into Venus or Serena Williams. I’m no scientist, but I can safely say that the drink alone won’t do it for ya.)

Read Science Daily‘s take on the study here, or check out the study’s abstract here.

April 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm 1 comment

Run Wild!

tigerrunIf you’re free Saturday, April 25, here’s a cool run/walk that’s actually a bargain in disguise. The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Run For The Wild 5K takes place in the Bronx Zoo! The $30 entry fee gets you an event tee shirt, admission to the run/walk, snacks after the run AND admission to the zoo for the day — plus admission to the Congo Gorilla Forest. Sounds like a deal to me.

Here’s a tip, though: Don’t try to keep pace with the jaguars. Those buggers will make you feel like a real sloth.

I’ll be there. If you will, too, give me a shout!

April 15, 2009 at 9:11 pm Leave a comment

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