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Why I Love Running

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In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd proclaim the reasons I've fallen head over heels for running. (I better love it, seeing as how ONE WEEK FROM TODAY, I will be headed down to Walt Disney World to take on my very first half marathon!) 1.) The way I feel when I'm done. Sure, sure, the … [Read more...]

13.1 Lessons I’ve Learned While Training for My First 13.1

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Yesterday, I braved the snow and ice (thanks a lot, Nemo!) and went out for my last long run before the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I planned to take on 12 miles -- my longest run to date. Though the packed down snow and icy patches along my usual route slowed me down a bit, I am happy to … [Read more...]

Race Recap: NYCRUNS Riverside Park Hot Chocolate 10K

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I'm down to the final three weeks of training before the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and I convinced myself that it would be a great idea to run one last 10K. I basically had four good reasons: 1.) I haven't run a 10K since last November, nor competed in a race in 2013 yet...and it just seemed … [Read more...]

Taking a Leap of Faith

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This week, I did something absolutely insane. I still can't believe I did this. On Tuesday morning, I started hearing rumblings of something called "Dumbo Double Dare" on Twitter and the DIS Boards threads I've been frequenting ever since I registered for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Not … [Read more...]

Welcoming 2013 with New Goals…Not Resolutions!

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First things first: for those of you who have followed me over the years, as well as those who are seeing this blog for the very first time, I vow to you that THIS will be the year that I uphold my promise to update more frequently! I've set a very realistic and manageable goal -- two posts per week … [Read more...]

Pushing Your Limits…But Not Too Far

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First, the good news: I ran another 10K last weekend at Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ, and while I didn't technically beat my time from my first 10K in September, it was still 6.2 miles. And I ran it. All of it. Even the hills! Now the bad news: my half-marathon training (running 4-5 times per week) … [Read more...]

Reaching New Goals: My First 10K

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Okay, so I haven't posted in a while -- but with good reason, I swear! I finally went ahead and contacted a web designer who could help make my blog a bit more user-friendly (and, let's face it, prettier) -- thanks again, Shannon! And then I disappeared on a 10-day getaway to my happy place: Walt … [Read more...]

The Thing You Think You Cannot Do

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There was a one-credit course I was required to take during my senior year in college -- "Personal Fitness" -- and as part of our final test at the end of the semester we were required to run one mile around the indoor track in the campus' recreation center. The humiliation of that day is seared … [Read more...]