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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...]

Weekly Workouts and Weekend Accomplishments

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Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I'm especially excited to share my workouts from last week because I had a pretty eventful weekend -- I earned my green belt in Taekwondo, and I also tackled my longest run to date: my first 15-miler! Mon., Sept. 30: Rest Tue., Oct. 1: 3 miles Wed., … [Read more...]

Weekly Workouts and 4th of July Racing!

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Hi all! Sorry I was such a bad blogger last week, the days just sort of escaped me! But since we're starting a new week (and a new month), I figure I'm due for a fresh start, anyway, right? I already got a little bit of a head start on this week's holiday celebrations; my hometown holds their … [Read more...]

Mastering the Art of Self-Confidence

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This weekend, I earned my Bo-Black belt in Muay Thai kickboxing (in this program, it's the belt right before black...and, not gonna lie, I'm excited because our names are embroidered on the belts). As per my usual MO, I spent weeks freaking out about this test. Was I going to survive the workout? … [Read more...]

Bye, Bye Comfort Zone

You know how people say that you have to break out of your comfort zone if you ever want to experience real change? Well, I'm here now, and guess what? It's scary as hell. I am in the midst of my full-blown training plan for the Disney Princess Half Marathon next month, and as I log my mileage on … [Read more...]

Welcoming 2013 with New Goals…Not Resolutions!

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First things first: for those of you who have followed me over the years, as well as those who are seeing this blog for the very first time, I vow to you that THIS will be the year that I uphold my promise to update more frequently! I've set a very realistic and manageable goal -- two posts per week … [Read more...]

Pushing Your Limits…But Not Too Far

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First, the good news: I ran another 10K last weekend at Giralda Farms in Madison, NJ, and while I didn't technically beat my time from my first 10K in September, it was still 6.2 miles. And I ran it. All of it. Even the hills! Now the bad news: my half-marathon training (running 4-5 times per week) … [Read more...]

Dressing the Part: My Running Essentials

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Unlike my Muay Thai kickboxing obsession (not cheap!), I assumed that running would be a relatively inexpensive sport. Sneakers can be pricey, but other than that, what else could you possibly need? Oh, how wrong I was. Since I started running more seriously, I've discovered just how much you need … [Read more...]

How Self-Discipline Makes All the Difference

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In my Muay Thai kickboxing class, the instructor talks a lot about discipline. The cornerstone of martial arts training, self-discipline is even part of the "Student Creed" we have to recite before leaving class (along with things like perseverance and honesty), and he often ends class with a speech … [Read more...]