Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

meditationrunningginaI’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the street, and the way his red hat flops to the side. I pass dry-looking trees and plump geese gathered in the grass next to the trail, and a couple kissing on a rock overlook. I notice the way the water ripples as a racing shell cuts cleanly through the center of the Schuylkill River and glides away from me.

Would you guess that I’ve been meditating this whole time?

Read the rest of my article in Runner’s World.

Be Well Philly: This Is City Hall’s Best Kept Secret

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Short piece on Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s Noonwalk exercise initiative at City Hall for Be Well Philly on Philadelphia magazine.

Get Inspired: Kinzey Lynch Is Blind — But That Doesn’t Keep Him From Running Marathons

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This Drexel student, who has been blind since birth, runs on Kelly Drive every weekend. This is Kinzey’s story in his own words, which I put together for Be Well Philly and Philadelphia magazine based on a run (he is FAST) and interview I did with him.

Group fitness movement November Project adds togetherness

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There’s a bitter wind whipping through the streets, and the sun is just starting to creep up behind the mounted bronze George Washington overlooking the intermittent traffic of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Yet Dan Layo and Suzanne Allaire are already running determinedly up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Since October, through the polar vertex, and including workouts on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Philadelphia’s chapter of the nonprofit fitness group November Project has held a free, open-to-all workout at 6:25 a.m. every Wednesday on the Art Museum steps.

Read my article on Philly.com and in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Q&A with Dance Pro Leon Turetsky

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Loved getting to know Leon for this Q&A on dancing, teaching, and couples taking lessons for their wedding dance.

Fitness/Weddings feature: “The Shape Shifter”

Photo by Rania Matar for Boston magazine
Photo by Rania Matar for Boston magazine

Check out my latest Boston Weddings Q&A with trainer and fitness pro Katie Boyd of Style Network’s Wicked Fit for expert advice on getting fit for your wedding. The interview appears in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Boston Weddings.