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Goofy Challenge 2016: Final Thoughts and Costume Reveal

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Hey guys! So, um, yeah...Merry Christmas...and Happy New Year, too! (Seriously, I'm the worst with keeping up with my blogging when things get busy). But since I'm working on catching up on all of your blogs, I thought I'd offer a quick recap before we go into the *real* reason for this … [Read more...]

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...]

Wine & Dine 2015 and PRO Compression Giveaway Winner!

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Hey, guys! First things first: I have a winner for my PRO Compression Giveaway! Congrats, Ken! Please shoot me an e-mail at thefinalforty at gmail dot com with your mailing address and shoe size. :) In other excellent news, I mentioned in my recap of last weekend's St. Paddy's Day 10-Miler … [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...]

My 2015 Race Calendar (So Far)

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Since I'm just a teensy bit disappointed that I'm not running the Princess Half Marathon this year (it was my first half marathon in 2013, and I returned last year for the Glass Slipper Challenge), I thought I'd take this time to share some of the races I AM planning on running this year...in an … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Marathon Recovery and Upcoming Races

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Hey, all! Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. :) So now that I've survived marathon #2, I thought I'd drop in and share some post-marathon recovery updates with you and fill you in on my upcoming races for 2014 -- and ask for opinions on some other half/full marathons I'm considering for this … [Read more...]

Gearing up for Marathon #2

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Hey, guys! Thanks for all your comments on my Princess Half Marathon recap! Even if my race experience didn't exactly go as well as I had hoped, you KNOW I had an awesome time and I appreciate the support, as always. :) So, this weekend is also going to be a pretty big deal, because I'll be … [Read more...]