I’M IN: New York City Marathon 2014!

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So, yesterday was quite possibly the LONGEST and most stressful day EVER. It was New York City Marathon lottery drawing day! But in the end, the running gods smiled upon me and by some stroke of luck I was actually selected from the tens of thousands of hopeful runners who entered the New York … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Persistence Pays Off

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If I had a nickel for every time I quit something...well, let's just say I wouldn't be writing this blog post from my tiny apartment, surrounded by furniture purchased from the likes of Walmart and Big Lots. My weight has fluctuated up and down (and up and down again) since I was in elementary … [Read more...]

Doin’ it for Disney

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(First things first: at weigh-in yesterday morning, I was down 2.2 pounds.   I'm on my way back down.  YES!) I haven't been on a vacation - a REAL vacation - in roughly eight years.  My parents are workaholics and rarely take breaks for family excursions, and aside from studying abroad in … [Read more...]