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The Final Forty — Losing weight, one mile at a time

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 … [Continue reading]

NJ Marathon: A Tough Race…But a New PR!

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Hey, guys! It's going to take me a couple of days to write the full recap of yesterday's New Jersey Marathon (mainly because I'm suffering from my usual bout of post-marathon exhaustion right now, haha), but I did want to drop in and announce that … [Continue reading]

Wanted: Taper Tips

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Happy Friday, all! So, last weekend we tackled the big kahuna in any marathon training plan. That's right, ladies and gentlemen... THE 20-MILER IS COMPLETE. Honestly, it wasn't our best long run. Granted, it definitely wasn't the WORST … [Continue reading]

The Final Weeks: New Jersey Marathon Training

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Hey, guys! Thanks so much for all the love on my recap of The Love Run last week! (See what I did there...?) ;) I know I've sucked at blogging lately, but I wanted to drop in with an update on my New Jersey Marathon training. Because, somehow, … [Continue reading]

Race Recap: The Love Run

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I'm baaaaaaaaaaacccccckkkk! Sorry for the crickets here, guys...it's been one of those weeks. But I'm excited to finally share my Philadelphia Love Run recap with all of you! Todd and I spent the day Saturday visiting some attractions in South … [Continue reading]

My Best Long Run Ever…and Self-Diagnosing My Foot

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I'm in the home stretch of training for my two "goal" races of the season, so I thought it would be a fine time to update you all on my progress. Because it's not official until it's on the blog. :) We'll be heading back to Philadelphia for The … [Continue reading]

Wine & Dine 2015 and PRO Compression Giveaway Winner!

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Hey, guys! First things first: I have a winner for my PRO Compression Giveaway! Congrats, Ken! Please shoot me an e-mail at thefinalforty at gmail dot com with your mailing address and shoe size. :) In other excellent news, I mentioned in my … [Continue reading]

Race Recap: St. Paddy’s Day 10-Miler 2015

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If you haven't already entered, today is the LAST DAY for my PRO Compression marathon socks giveaway! You can check out my review and enter the drawing HERE, and I'll announce the winner tomorrow! :) Happy Saint Patrick's Day! In the spirit of the … [Continue reading]

Review and Giveaway: PRO Compression Socks

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If you've ever read my blog, you probably already know that I am madly, desperately, INSANELY in love with PRO Compression socks. And since I get questions about them all the time, I figured hosting a giveaway would be a great opportunity to help my … [Continue reading]

My Red Belt…and the Most Amazing Snowman Ever

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So since this week was basically swallowed up by all of the New York City Marathon excitement, I never got to tell you guys some other pretty big news. (Well, at least for me). Last Friday night was my Taekwondo graduation... ...and I was … [Continue reading]