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Marathon #7: The Richmond Marathon

Yeah, so, as I've alluded here a few times over the past couple of weeks, Todd and I decided to do something a little nutty. (Okay, so it was mostly his idea, but I went along with it.) ;) We had a conversation about how marathon training really is months and months of preparation and hard … [Read more...]

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 either. We tackled the 20 miles in my old stomping … [Read more...]

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 fellow runners #keepittight...so, today, I'm … [Read more...]

Why I Heart the Princess Half Marathon

So, unfortunately, I'm not going to running the Princess Half Marathon this weekend. I tackled both the Dopey Challenge and the Glass Slipper Challenge back-to-back last year, and, well...let's just say it's not something I can pull off every year, financially speaking. Still can't control myself at … [Read more...]

I’m Goofy!

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Hey, all! So we just got back from The World late last night, and I wanted to drop in to announce that Todd and I both successfully ran the Walt Disney World Marathon! And, that I completed the Goofy Challenge! I finished the half in 3:15 -- slightly faster than my usual Disney half marathon … [Read more...]

Goofy Challenge: Costume Reveal and Final Thoughts

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Hey, guys! So I'm writing this from the airport -- which is a lot more exciting to me than it probably should be. :) Before we get on the plane to my most favorite place in the world -- WALT DISNEY WORLD! -- I wanted to share this weekend's costumes! Which, of course, were once again made by … [Read more...]

Top 10 Lessons Learned from NYCM

Hi, everyone! Thank you all so much for the supportive comments on my New York City Marathon race recap (in case you missed it, you can find it right HERE.) You guys are the best! So even though the race is over, I'm still prancing around in my NYCM marathon jacket and tech shirts (and, um, the … [Read more...]

Race Recap: New York City Marathon

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Happy Friday, all! So I'm finally here with my recap of the New York City Marathon! Let's start from the beginning. I woke up at the asscrack of dawn (3:30am) to get ready. Todd, being the fabulous man that he is, was going to drive me the 45 minutes to catch the bus at the Meadowlands, which … [Read more...]

NYCM Training: Week 7 — New Running Shoes!

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I can't believe I'm already coming to the end of my second month of marathon training! How freakin' fast did this summer go?! Here's a look at my 7th week of New York City Marathon training! :) Mon., Aug. 11: 9 miles (counted in last week's totals) Tue., Aug. 12: Thai kickboxing class Wed., … [Read more...]

NYCM Training: Week 6 — and My Birthday!

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Hey, all! So, at long last, here's my recap from week 6 of New York City Marathon training. And my birthday weekend! :) Mon., Aug. 4: Strength training Tue., Aug. 5: 3 miles Wed., Aug. 6: 3 miles and strength training Thur., Aug. 7: 6 miles Fri., Aug. 8: Taekwondo class Sat., … [Read more...]