The serving size experiment

Back in the semi-awkward period of self discovery that happened immediately after college graduation, I started running long distances. This culminated in eventually running marathons, and as part of my training, I got very focused on nutrition. When training for a marathon, you obviously need to take in more calories than you would normally, butContinue reading “The serving size experiment”

A ten minute yoga routine for those who hate yoga routines

This past summer I had a grand idea that I was going to become a yogi. Not a certified instructor or anything crazy like that, just someone who didn’t hate practicing yoga as much as I sometimes hate it. I’m a regular Jekyll and Hyde when it comes to my yoga practice. Though I’m horrendouslyContinue reading “A ten minute yoga routine for those who hate yoga routines”

Six things for the start of September

This month ink. is kicking off a new recurring post in which we kick off the month with a collection of stories, reflections, blogs, thoughts, etc. to get you thinking, make you smarter, and give those of you, like me, who hate trying to make small talk something to bring to the conversation should youContinue reading “Six things for the start of September”

30 minutes in a “wellness cocoon”, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend

I’m a big advocate of self-care. Want to be your best self? You need to feel like your best self. Your self care routine should be custom tailored to what makes you feel good. Mine, for example, includes a regular massage. Most people think of massages as super luxurious and indulgent, and they certainly canContinue reading “30 minutes in a “wellness cocoon”, Friday kudos, wine for your weekend”

A woman who eats: in defense of being hungry, eating food, and liking it!

I am a woman who eats. I like food. I like to cook it. I like to make it look good. I like to serve it to other people. I like to go out to nice restaurants and order good food and savor it with a complex wine. I like to travel places and tryContinue reading “A woman who eats: in defense of being hungry, eating food, and liking it!”

Failing spectacularly: working towards a goal you know you won’t make

I’m not big on new year’s resolutions, but this year I made one. Having run fifteen half marathons, two marathons, and five triathlons, I thought it was time to push myself in a new way that a finish line couldn’t. Thus, I set a year-long goal to run 1000 miles in 2018. I did theContinue reading “Failing spectacularly: working towards a goal you know you won’t make”