The Year of the Ox

Happy New Year!

When Chinese New Year / Lunar New Year happens, we all know what that means. And this morning just didn’t quite feel the same. So, we’ve asked our friends and yours, Tom and Christine Loo, to help us acknowledge and celebrate the new year….

Happy Chinese New Year! Or Lunar New Year, but my family always says Chinese New Year, maybe because we are Chinese. read more

We’re in the thick of it

Hey Friends,

Hope you’re doing well this week.

It’s dark. It’s cold…. but not that cold. We’re in the thick of winter now.

We’re also in the thick of the January #legchallenge!

There’s been a lot of reps accumulated over the past 2.5 weeks and still a week and a half to go. It’s very much anyone’s game here. read more

How are your legs doing?

NP!

Soooo? How are we doing? AKA how are your LEEEGGGS y’all?

I’ll keep this one short and sweet friends. I bet you’re curious as to how we’re all doing on this challenge. Here’s where we’re at (not including final tallies for today… you still have until 11:59pm): read more

It’s snowing BANANAS(Ottawa)

Defining Community Through A Grassroots 100 Miler (CHI)

A redemption run that started as a solo, grassroots idea and quickly became a city-wide effort powered by friends old and new, and who are the epitome of what it means to #justshowup . This is Callie’s story.

It was about 2:30 am. I was shivering, curled up in someone’s tent, waiting for a friend to drive me and my tucked tail home from what was supposed to be a 100-mile finish at a 24-hour race around a 1-mile loop in Lisle, IL. Right from the start, I knew something was wrong. My body rejected all water and food (minus one mint and a sketchy fig newton) and I was stopping for the bathroom every mile on the dot. After 18 miles, that’s when I thought, “this isn’t safe anymore, something is seriously wrong.” read more

The Last Blog Post (For Now) – Brooklyn, NY

This entry written the night before her last workout and into the morning of (not as planned) and that was completely par for the course—via Sierra Asplundh.

All hugs by yours truly.
All photography featured in this blog post by Sebastian Gollings – find him on IG under the handle, @sebastiangollings

Tomorrow morning, I get the privilege to say the words, “Let’s get a little bounce going,” alongside my two co-leaders who will be bouncing and leading for many Wednesdays to come. I had this whole idea in my mind that I would only step down if I was moving or if I got a new job, or some other ‘life changing event’ that is suitable for health insurance updates. read more

Do you remember your first time? (VB)

You know, the first time that you decided to #justshowup ? When you finally got the courage to stop socially lurking, were tired of your friend nagging you to try it “one time please”, figured November Project might just be FOR YOU! I am pretty sure that we all remember that morning. You checked and double checked the location and time, googled directions & exactly how much time you needed to find parking.  Maybe you got there early and sat in your car second guessing why the hell you were doing this. Or perhaps you got there late and questioned whether it was worth it to go anyway. Needless to say, you took that chance and showed up to your first November Project Virginia Beach workout. read more

I’m too old for this… Guest Blog(VB)

I’m too old for this shit…You mean sitting on your couch, wasting away, getting more unhealthy because that’s what all the cool 40-somethings are doing? -Sometimes, I forget to act my age. I’m 42 and I was unhealthy as fuck at 39 when I found November Project Virginia Beach. I drank too much, I ate like shit and I wasn’t around people who hoped for my success. read more

#Justshowup Preggo Edition

I’ve been coming to NP Indy for just about two years since I moved to Indianapolis, and to me (and my husband who joined shortly thereafter) NP is home. Casey and Shaw learned my name and welcomed me into the fold and the hugs kept me hooked. So when I got pregnant, I was worried about how it would go. I also wanted to stay in shape to be healthy for labor.