Marvel’s Shipyard

Today I’m examining relationships in the MCU. Watching Agents of Shield last week led me to the realization that there are very few functioning or healthy relationships over at Marvel. Maybe it’s the superhero business…there’s hardly time for love much less relationship counseling. Has to be hard to find time for romance when you’re tryingContinue reading “Marvel’s Shipyard”

#AvengerinTraining – Recap

After 6 weeks of weekly challenges, superhero meal plans and different classes all around New York City, I lost 15 pounds and I feel stronger than I ever have. 15 pounds is by no means as extraordinary amount of weight to lose. But it’s a good amount and it’s enough to be very proud of. There wereContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Recap”

#AvengerinTraining – Captain America Week

Finishing Strong Entering the final week, I felt strong. Stronger than I’ve ever felt before. I discovered muscles I didn’t know could ache. I had better balance and control in my workouts. And since Captain America is my very favorite Avenger, I’d been looking forward to this week since the beginning of this challenge. AndContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Captain America Week”

#AvengerinTraining – Hawkeye Week

Pushing Through After hitting the wall during Thor Week, I was back on track and pushing through Week 5. Spring had returned, making morning runs a joy to complete! I really love to workout in the morning. I feel like it’s my personal time to get things done. Like the rest of the world isContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Hawkeye Week”

#AvengerinTraining – Thor Week

Hitting a Wall By week 4, I was tired. I just wanted to sleep. Scheduling was getting difficult. The nice promising Spring weather had turned cold and my motivation almost left me completely this week. Morning runs were hard to come by (because I don’t like running in cold weather.) So I had to findContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Thor Week”

#AvengerinTraining – Black Widow Week

Going Strong By week 3 I felt like I could take on the world. My muscles were aching  because I was constantly using them in new ways. My endurance was getting better. My eating was clean and really healthy!! It’s the healthiest I’d ever felt. And I loved it!! An added bonus, my skin wasContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Black Widow Week”

#AvengerinTraining – Iron Man Week

Introduction I would consider myself a fairly fit person. I enjoy running and Soul Cycle and walking and when I’m vigilant, I eat marginally well. But then came the winter and I was discontent. Chilly weather caused my motivation to disappear. The running stopped. The Soul Cycle stopped. I still tried to walk and getContinue reading “#AvengerinTraining – Iron Man Week”

Avengers: Age of Ultron

In a word: AWESOME!!! (No spoilers, I promise!!) If you aren’t planning on heading to the theaters this weekend to see Avengers: Age of Ultron… you’ve made a mistake. Or you’re finally watching Daredevil on Netflix and have taken to the reclusive life for the weekend. When you emerge from your binge watching, head toContinue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. part deux

In honor of all the big news coming out of Marvel Studios this week, I wanted to post about the Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. If you don’t know what news I’m talking about then click here, or here, or here, or here. But seriously… if you don’t know, then I suspect you’ve just emerged from that caveContinue reading “Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. part deux”

The Good, The Bad and The Bigger Problem

This weekend I went to see Marvel’s live show at the Barclay Center. And let me begin by saying that it was amazing! The costumes, the sets, the background CG work, the stunts, the pyrotechnics. It was a complete joy ride! And with the partnership of characters that we can only dream of seeing inContinue reading “The Good, The Bad and The Bigger Problem”