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marathon training

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: Hershey Half Marathon

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Hey, guys! Todd and I ran the Hershey Half Marathon this past Sunday. We had an awesome time, and better yet, this weekend's 13.1 was TRULY my last "long run" for my New York City Marathon training...because I "only" have to run 8 this weekend! We drove up to Hershey, PA early on Saturday … [Read more...]

20 Miles DONE…New York, Here I Come!

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Hey, guys! Since apparently I've given up on posting full weekly workout recaps (you're not missing much, believe me), I wanted to at least drop in and share an update on the last long run of my New York City Marathon training! Today seemed like the perfect day to talk NYC, since today is THE BIG … [Read more...]

19 Miles and My Thai Kickboxing Black Belt

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Hey, guys! I wanted to drop in and share some updates on two fronts: my New York City Marathon training (obviously) and this weekend's other big news. I'm officially a black belt in Muay Thai kickboxing. :) For the past couple of months, if I wasn't out running, then I was at my karate school. … [Read more...]

NYCM: One Month to Go!

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Okay, I suck. I basically fell off the face of the Earth for a few weeks after the Disneyland Half Marathon -- sorry about that! I've been keeping up with all of you and your adventures, just not commenting much...I swear! Long story short, I've been swamped with work lately. When you're a … [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...]

NYCM Training: Week 5

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Hi, all! So, another week of New York City Marathon training is in the books, and I am very, VERY happy to report that week 5 was DEFINITELY an improvement over last week. Which is a good thing, because there's no WAY I would have survived 10+ more weeks of the monstrosity that was week 4. I told … [Read more...]

NYCM Training: Week 4…and What I’m Doing Wrong

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As promised, I'm back with my "weekly workouts" post! Here's what week 4 of training for the New York City Marathon looked like...followed by my attempts at trying to figure out why my runs have been so suck-tastic lately. Mon., July 21: Taekwondo class Tue., July 22: 3 miles and Thai … [Read more...]

Exciting Firsts: Trail Running and Our Anniversary!

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Hi all! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! I know I did -- it was our first anniversary. And we celebrated with my most favorite summer activity. No, not running. Beach day! :) (...DEFINITELY not running. It's already too flippin' hot for me, and I hate it!) I can't believe it's been a year … [Read more...]