This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using these specific links (noted below), I may receive a small commission. Let me just start by making this statement up front: If you are anti-mask, just go ahead and bounce up off this page because this ain't for you, dawg. I'm neither a doctor nor Dr. Fauci , so I'm not going to get into the science of wearing masks and transmission rates. If you're continuing to read this post, it's because you are curious about this particular mask and what I think about it. Now that it's just us here, let's get to it, shall we? Long story short: The Under Armour Sportsmask is a fantastic face mask for indoor cycling instructors, runners, hikers, and grocery shoppers. Can I call it the best face mask for working out? Well, I haven't tried every single style and brand out there, so I wouldn't go that far, but it's the best face mask I have and the one that I use the most for teaching my indoor cycli...
Next week, I'm running my first relay-ish race since my Ragnar Trail Relay last fall! Womxn Run The Vote is a virtual race, and the majority of my teammates (our team name is Don't Boo, Vote) are in other parts of the country, but it's still a "real" race to me!  So, A Virtual Race, Huh? It's funny because I almost never used to run virtual races before the pandemic. They didn't feel "real" to me. I think it's because you didn't have the energy and excitement of crowds and supporters, and you usually received the medal before actually completing the race. As Michael Scott once said , "well, well, well, how the turntables..." Now, virtual races are all I've got! In fact, some of these virtual races have encouraged me to run more than I think I would have if it weren't for the races. Nonetheless, I have not been great about running recently. So, You're Unprepared, Huh? You betcha! I think? I was really good about runn...
The weather is still pretty warm here in the D.C. Metro Area, and we still have an entire week until it's officially fall, but I have decided to give myself a jump start on my fall 2020!  I love to use the transition between seasons as a good time to check-in on my goals. I find that I'm mentally ready for a change when Mother Nature is, and what better time to reassess? The three main transitions I'm making right now are with my business, my goals, and my day-to-day life. It's funny because the way that these transitions are occurring is already drastically different; I am trying to simplify my day-to-day life, beef up my business processes, and outline and organize my goals.  Simplifying My Day-To-Day Life I started simplifying my day-to-day life before the pandemic, but I really kicked it up a notch once we had stay-at-home orders in place. I donated bags of items, got rid of things that I didn't need or couldn't use any longer, and really started assessing w...
  Can you believe it's already September? I know I can't! By the end of this week, it will be 6 months since social distancing guidelines were put into place. Six months from now, who knows where we'll be! One thing I do know, though, is that I have been on my grind. My mantra for the month of September is "Channel Your Inner Super Hero." As I mentioned in my Instagram Post (and in my weekly #ThursdayThoughts video), channeling your inner superhero is less about trying to do all of the things and leaping tall buildings in a single bound, and more about being proud of who you are, embracing confidence, and power posing your way to success and happiness. Body language really does communicate a lot - both to the outside world and to ourselves. I tell my indoor cycling students all the time, especially when we're in the midst of an especially difficult drill, to keep their chins up. Yes, it helps with your breathing, but it also helps with your mindset. The s...