December 29, 2012

It’s been a little more than three weeks since I started spin and yoga. I’ve done spin once or twice before but I’ve never tried yoga. How much of a work out can riding a bike and stretching be?

I’m a runner; I aim for five days of running, 30 miles a week and a 7’25” pace. But with the holidays, travel, work schedule, cold weather, etc. I thought I’d give something else a shot. So I started spinning and yoga at SculptDC. After a few classes, I’m hooked. I’ve been enjoying the fast pace of the spin classes as well as the instructors. The instructors really push you to give your best. When they say “give me your best for just 30 more seconds,” no matter how hard the day was, I just dig in and deliver because I know that I get out of spinning what I put into it. And I’ve got a lot from spinning. I feel leaner and stronger because spinning at Sculpt DC mixes in core exercises, weights and resistance. It’s a strong 45-minute full workout.

Once spinning is over, it’s time for Yoga. Once I started my first class, my preconceived notions were gone. Yoga is a workout! Core, chest, arms, quads and more are quickly being put to the test as we move from one position to the next. I’m not coordinated and I normally wouldn’t do well in classes like this, but the instructors helped me get the poses down. And again, when I leave the class, I feel like I’ve come from a workout. Many of the Yoga poses are the same motions that are incorporated in a crossfit workout, but somehow Yoga is helping me get to where I want to be faster.


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Sorry I haven’t updated my blog

June 30, 2010

Please don’t hate me. I’ll be back soon.

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March 12, 2010

A nation’s son has died

September 13, 2009

Back in college I had the honor to meet Israeli pilot and astronaut Ilan Ramon at an event in San Diego. Col. Ramon was slated to go to space with NASA as the first Israeli to ever leave Earth. The mission was delayed a few years and when it finally happened, Col. Ramon instantly became a national hero of epic proportions. Col. Ramon would never have the opportunity to share his stories of space, nor would he have the opportunity to bring back the Torah scroll that survived the holocaust because along with his fellow astronauts Col. Ramon died when the Columbia exploded upon reentry in to Earth’s atmosphere.

No comes news that Col. Ramon’s son Lt. Assaf Ramon, a pilot in the Israeli Airforce died when his F-16 crashed.

From the LA Times:

The young pilot’s single-seat aircraft had left a military base on a training exercise and dropped from radio contact when residents of a Jewish settlement reported a window-rattling explosion and a huge ball of fire rising behind a hill, followed by clouds of black smoke. Later the military announced that Ramon’s remains had been identified amid the plane’s scattered wreckage in a remote region of the West Bank south of the city of Hebron.

The cause of the crash and the pilot’s failure to eject from his plane were under investigation, the military said.

While I never met Lt. Ramon, I am very sorry to hear about his death and I mourn along side with the people of Israel who have experienced loss of a hero and his heir.

writer’s block

February 19, 2009

If you have ideas how to break it, please let me know!


Slumdog Millionaire

December 2, 2008

Going to see it

update: So good!