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Weekly Workouts and Training for a Marathon

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So, big announcement here, for anyone who doesn't already know. I am now, officially, in training for a marathon. A freakin' marathon. After focusing all of my energy on running (and surviving!) the Dumbo Double Dare last month, I now have the task of training for the Dopey Challenge this … [Read more...]

Disneyland Half Marathon Race Recap: Dumbo Double Dare

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Hi, everyone! I know I am RIDICULOUSLY late on this recap, so I hope you'll forgive me! I do have another exciting race recap coming this week; I was in Philadelphia this weekend to run my first Rock n' Roll half marathon! More on that soon. :) Okay, so now for my final Disneyland-themed post: … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Captain Bill Gallagher 10-Mile Island Race

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Hope everyone had an awesome weekend! I definitely did...it was my birthday weekend! I celebrated my 28th birthday on Friday, and decided to ring in a new year of my life with a 10-mile race. On the beach. In the middle of one of the hottest months of the year. (In case any of you were … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and Dumbo Double Dare News!

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Hi everyone! So I'm a little late with my weekly workout post again -- apologies! Tue., July 23: Taekwondo class Wed., July 24: Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza Extravaganza (RECAP HERE) Thur., July 25: 6 miles Fri., July 26: Rest Sat., July 27: Strength training Sun., July 28: 5 … [Read more...]

Running Makes You Stronger. Period.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! The weather kind of sucked here in NJ (except for Monday), but I did get to spend some time in Atlantic City and catch a Third Eye Blind concert...I've been obsessed with them since middle school, and pretty much stalk them every time they come … [Read more...]

My Incredibly DOPEY Decision

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So yesterday I did something crazy. Like, real crazy. WAY crazier than my decision to register for the Dumbo Double Dare, which I thought was just pure MADNESS at the time (and now just doesn't seem so scary after all). Yesterday, I got completely swept up in the excitement of Walt Disney World's … [Read more...]

Taking it Easy After an Injury

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Hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend, if you celebrate! I spent the better part of my weekend in Atlantic City with my sister on an impromptu girls' weekend, eating and drinking WAY too much...which I then continued when I made about six million not-so-healthy choices on Easter. Needless to … [Read more...]

Putting Myself ‘Out There’

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For more than three years now, I have been keeping a secret. I have a blog. While those of you who follow me on Twitter -- my main forum for publicizing the goings-on here at "The Final Forty" -- may be scratching your heads right now, allow me to explain. I started blogging in January of 2010 … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Miles for Music 20K

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Yesterday I took on my first 20K, and I did it for time -- unlike my first half marathon in Disney World last month. It was a race organized by a local music teacher and runner that benefits music education in schools, and I thought that was a great reason to get out of bed at 6:45 on a Sunday … [Read more...]

I DID IT! My First Half Marathon: Disney Princess!

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I'm back from my first half marathon and RunDisney event -- the Disney Princess Half Marathon -- and I'll be posting a whole lot of recaps and photos over the next few days...but first and foremost, I would like to announce that I DID finish, and I DID have the time of my life! I cannot WAIT for my … [Read more...]