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Turning the Big 3-0

So I’d like to interrupt my regularly-scheduled New York City Marathon training talk with a very important message. This weekend is my birthday, and I’ll be turning the big 3-0. *GASP* Yes, that’s right, ladies and gentlemen. On Sunday, I will no longer be a twenty-something. I will be … [Read more...]

NYCM Training: Week 2…and My Brown Belt!

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Hey, all! As promised, here's a recap of my second week of New York City Marathon training. I mean, technically, I'm at the end of week 3 now...but better late than never right?! Mon., July 20: Taekwondo class Tue., July 21: 3 miles Wed., July 22: Downtown Westfield 5K and Pizza … [Read more...]

Race Recap: St. Paddy’s Day 10-Miler 2015

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If you haven't already entered, today is the LAST DAY for my PRO Compression marathon socks giveaway! You can check out my review and enter the drawing HERE, and I'll announce the winner tomorrow! :) Happy Saint Patrick's Day! In the spirit of the holiday, I thought it would be a perfect time to … [Read more...]

My Red Belt…and the Most Amazing Snowman Ever

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So since this week was basically swallowed up by all of the New York City Marathon excitement, I never got to tell you guys some other pretty big news. (Well, at least for me). Last Friday night was my Taekwondo graduation... ...and I was FINALLY promoted to red belt! Which officially makes me … [Read more...]

My 2015 Goals…and Another Marathon!

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Hey, guys! I figured since it was February 5th, it would be a fine time to share some of my goals for this year. (You know, that post everyone else writes the first week of January.) Better late than never, right? ;) I usually spend the majority of January prepping for the Walt Disney World … [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 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...]

Weekly Workouts and Training for Marathon #3

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Hey, guys! Hope you had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! So, this past week it became official. I am now in training for marathon #3: the FREAKIN' NEW YORK CITY MARATHON! :) I am proud to report that I successfully tackled all of the runs on my training plan, including the longest training run … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and Finally a Purple Belt!

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Hey, all! Now I'm just a day late on my weekly training post -- I'd call that progress. :) Mon., April 28: 5-mile run Tue., April 29: 3-mile bike ride, 2-mile run Wed., April 30:  Rest Thur., May 1: 3-mile run Fri., May 2: 4-mile run and Taekwondo class Sat., May 3: Thai … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and No More Training Plans

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Hope you guys had a fabulous weekend! First things first: many, many thanks to all of you for your helpful, supportive comments on my last post! I have taken in everything you guys said, and I feel a lot better about scaling back now. And that is why I PROMISE I will be better about keeping up … [Read more...]