My dispatch from Hawaii
Cross-train, cross-train, cross-train, yar yar yar.
Everyone says it, but while I was in the thick of marathon training last month, I wasn't exactly heeding that advice. So when I was invited to go to a wellness weekend at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in Maui, I figured that was the best chance to try out different exercises (hi, HIIT!) and break up the monotony of running.
I would say "spoiler alert" but I sort of hate that phrase, so I'll just say...it worked! I met some inspiring fitness instructors from B-Fit in the Bay Area, and Anne Mauney, the writer and nutritionist behind the Fannetastic Food blog. It was a great introduction to Hawaii and got me excited about trying new things. You can read about the whole experience (milkshakes included) on SHAPE: How a Fitness Retreat Helped Me Get Out of My Wellness Rut.