NYCM Training: Weeks 3 and 4

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Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, everyone! So far, 30 has been treating me okay. :) Since I never got a chance to recap my New York City Marathon training for week 3, I thought I'd go ahead and give you an idea of what I've been up to the last two weeks! WEEK 3 Mon., July 28: … [Read more...]

Turning the Big 3-0

So I’d like to interrupt my regularly-scheduled New York City Marathon training talk with a very important message. This weekend is my birthday, and I’ll be turning the big 3-0. *GASP* Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. On Sunday, I will no longer be a twenty-something. I will be … [Read more...]

NYCM Training: Week 2…and My Brown Belt!

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Hey, all! As promised, here's a recap of my second week of New York City Marathon training. I mean, technically, I'm at the end of week 3 now...but better late than never right?! Mon., July 20: Taekwondo class Tue., July 21: 3 miles Wed., July 22: Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza (2015)

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Hey, guys! So, I do have an update on my second week of training for the New York City Marathon -- plus some karate-related news! -- but I'll share that later this week. In the meantime, Todd and I ran our annual pizza 5K for the third year in a row last Wednesday, and it was just too delicious … [Read more...]

And We’re Off…NYCM Training: Week One

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Hey, guys! So I have officially survived my first week of marathon training after several weeks months of what can only be described as "recreational" running. This time around, Todd and I will be following New York City Marathon's own training program for the "conservative" runner. Even after … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Firecracker 4-Miler 2015

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Happy summer, everyone! I'm back with some exciting news... I have NOT, in fact, fallen in a ditch somewhere. I AM alive and well. And I will NOT disappear for weeks at a time again, I swear! Clearly, when it comes to life as a running blogger, I've been a fraud for the past several weeks … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Wildwood Half Marathon

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So, here I am, recapping a race that happened almost a month ago. For shame. :( Soooooo sorry, again, for being such a bad blogger, guys! Things are settling down now so I'll be back to my normal posting schedule -- and I'm catching up on all the goings-on with YOU, I swear! Puppy parenthood has … [Read more...]

Meet Miles!

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Hope you all had a FABULOUS holiday weekend! I know I've been MIA, but this time, I have a good reason...I swear! I know I still owe you all a recap of the Wildwood Half Marathon, and that's coming soon, promise (although I wouldn't get too excited...as expected, Todd killed it and I crashed and … [Read more...]

Summer Goals

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I've gone and fallen off the face of the Earth again. I know, I suck. Sorry, guys. :( Now that the weather has officially warmed up (ugh) and summer is ahead, I'm making plans for what in the world I'm going to do with myself until I have to start training for the New York City Marathon. More … [Read more...]

Race Recap: New Jersey Marathon

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Okay, here it is. I'm back with my full recap of the New Jersey Marathon! I'll start with a quick look at the expo. I say quick look because there wasn't really anything there. The half and full marathons draw some 6,000 runners -- about 4,000 for the half, and 2,000 for the full (along with a 5K … [Read more...]