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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...]

New York City Marathon 2014: I DID IT!

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First and foremost, thank you all for the support and encouragement you've given me in the weeks/months leading up to the race, and the real-time support on Twitter/Facebook yesterday! I really appreciate it! I'll be working on my recap over the next couple of days (and waiting for my … [Read more...]

New York City Marathon: The Expo, My Costume, and Final Thoughts

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So, I ventured into the city to attend the New York City Marathon expo yesterday. I think that kind of makes this whole thing real! I can't believe it's almost here. In some ways, I feel like I've been training for this race forever...and in others, it feels like it was just days ago when I … [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...]

NYCM Training: Week 8 — I’m a Blue Belt!

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Hey guys! So I'm gearing up to run the Disneyland Half Marathon and Dumbo Double Dare this weekend, and am looking forward to sharing some details about our trip -- and, most importantly, OUR RACE COSTUMES -- before we leave! :) But first, here's a look at last week's training for the New York … [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 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...]

New York City Marathon Training: Weeks 2 and 3

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Hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! I posted my 4th of July race recap 10 days late, so why not go ahead and recap weeks 2 and 3 of my New York City Marathon training all at once? ...better late than never, right? ;) WEEK 2 Mon., July 7: Taekwondo and Thai kickboxing class Tue: July … [Read more...]

Race Recap: Cranford Jaycees Firecracker 4-Miler 2014

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Who writes about a 4th of July race 10 days after the fact...? This person. :) Sorry for the delay, guys! I had a very successful second week of training for the New York City Marathon, which I will share with you all tomorrow or Wednesday. In the meantime, I would feel remiss if I didn't … [Read more...]