No more thumbs upping for me.

I done tore-n-d a ligament in my thumb.


Isn’t my hand gear super sexy? I’ve been told I don’t accessorize enough, so I consider this a statement piece.


How I did that, I don’t know, but it’s been hurting for a few months now. I just figured the pain would go away with time, but about a week ago I tried to hand The Fella a plate full of food with that hand and almost dropped it. I (actually Roy) decided it was time to get it checked out. I finally got an appointment with an orthopedist who did an X-Ray and a sonogram (and I have an MRI scheduled for next week) to check the extent of my injury.

Thankfully this doesn’t really have any affect on my writing, but it does kill the majority of my gym going pleasures. No spin class, no weight lifting (with my arms, legs and abs are cool) and no yoga. Obviously, I had a yoga class scheduled for tonight, and The Fella and I have been spinning together in the mornings.

For the next six weeks I’ll be swapping my spin classes with dance classes at the gym. They’re all some sort of Zumba knockoff, which is just fine with me. Yesterday, I decided it was time to hit the treadmill again (because it’s still friggin freezing in NYC) and did a 35-minute run/walk interval set, followed by ab work. 

More than anything else, I’m bummed to see our couples spin classes delayed. I like having an in-house gym buddy, but we’ve agreed to start running outside together, with our furry monster, as soon as the mercury raises above fifty degrees. We did, after all, get those spiffy new running shoes in Israel

Ugh, running. I can do this.

Has an injury ever set back your fitness goals?

Do you have any couples fitness recommendations? We need date ideas and we like each other wearing as much spandex as possible.

Here’s the food:



Smoothie with 1% milk, banana, almond butter, chocolate protein powder 



I had lunch with my editor and publicist (I’m really amazing to have such a great team to work with, and I’m really excited about my next book!) at the super nice Landmarc restaurant in the Time Warner Building. If you find yourself there for lunch, I highly recommend the steak salad.

I love sitting around talking about books. I should be a writer. 



 The Fella and I met up with some friends for a late dinner at our favorite diner. I had my favorite salad, with a few Passover-friendly changes (usually the chicken has breading and there are wonton strips in this salad). General Lee’s Chicken Salad: Lettuce, carrot, hearts of palm, sesame seeds, mango, chicken, and sesame ginger dressing.