Weekly Recap & RockTape for IT Band Pain


Happy Sunday! I'm here with my normal weekly recap of training for the Tokyo Marathon. This was a big week for me, though I'm not in the taper quite yet. In the past, I would taper for three weeks, but my running coach is having me taper for only two weeks. I have a cutback week next week in mileage and then one more big week before a 2-week taper. I'm not sure how I feel about a 2-week taper, but Continue Reading

Fits Do Gear Reviews: The Brooks Ravenna 6


  I have been a Brooks girl since I started running long distances. Occasionally, I have tried other brands, but why fix what's not broken right? Those other shoes never worked out for me, for a variety of reasons. I always find my way back to the Brooks. For most of my 17 marathons, I wore the Brooks Adrenaline, until a physical therapist told me I probably didn't need quite that much Continue Reading

Tokyo Training Weeks 7 & 8 and Thoughts on Having a Running Coach.


I know that reading workout recaps can be a little boring...I apologize in advance! But one benefit of the blog for me is that it really helps to keep me accountable. Also, I can reflect back on my training closer to race day. And race day is only 4 short weeks away!   I also hope that sharing my training plan helps you with yours- maybe seeing what works for me and what doesn't work...i.e Continue Reading

Fits on the Road: Girls Weekend in New York City


After 6 weeks of traveling around Asia, I returned to Minneapolis last Sunday, only to pack up for more travel! But this time, the travel was all for fun; fun in the form of a long weekend trip to New York City for my oldest sister’s 40th birthday! Three sisters and one college friend descended upon a perfect VRBO in Midtown for four nights in the Big Apple. The other girls arrived Continue Reading

Fits do Fitness Class Reviews: ClassPass with Pure Barre Edina


I finally started my ClassPass! Like many other bloggers in the Twin Cities, I received a complimentary trial month with ClassPass's launch in the Twin Cities. Unfortunately, I probably won't get as much use out of it as I would have liked. With Singapore taking up half the month and a trip to New York City this weekend for my sister's birthday, January will be over before you know it! I also Continue Reading

What I learned about life in Singapore.


A few of you have asked me to share more about Singapore life. I would be happy to! Experiences are better shared, right? Let me state some caveats: this post is going to include a lot of generalizations about Singaporeans and extrapolations about the people of Singapore based on what I learned from my coworkers while working there. The people I have spent time with represent just one part of Continue Reading