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A Magical Wine & Dine Half Marathon Trip…and a Successful Marathon #7!

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Hey, all! First, thanks SO much on all the well wishes and congratulations re: our New York City Marathon adventure! Soooooo...I know I still haven't posted my full race recap, and that's in the works, I PROMISE (you know how I like to include every. last. detail, haha). But we just got back from … [Read more...]

The Best 20-Mile Run EVER

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Hey, guys! So since I somehow managed to get weeks and weeks behind in my New York City Marathon training recaps, I thought I'd go ahead and catch up now. Especially since we successfully completed the big kahuna -- our 20-mile run -- yesterday, and you all know what that means. IT'S TIME TO … [Read more...]

Product Review: OOFOS

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Happy Friday, all! So since I spent my last post pretty much whining about how much summer marathon training has SUCKED, I felt I should follow it up with this (long overdue) product review on something that has made summer running slightly more bearable: my new favorite recovery sandal, … [Read more...]

Summer Goals

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I've gone and fallen off the face of the Earth again. I know, I suck. Sorry, guys. :( Now that the weather has officially warmed up (ugh) and summer is ahead, I'm making plans for what in the world I'm going to do with myself until I have to start training for the New York City Marathon. More … [Read more...]

Race Recap: New Jersey Marathon

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Okay, here it is. I'm back with my full recap of the New Jersey Marathon! I'll start with a quick look at the expo. I say quick look because there wasn't really anything there. The half and full marathons draw some 6,000 runners -- about 4,000 for the half, and 2,000 for the full (along with a 5K … [Read more...]

Race Recap: The Love Run

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I'm baaaaaaaaaaacccccckkkk! Sorry for the crickets here, guys...it's been one of those weeks. But I'm excited to finally share my Philadelphia Love Run recap with all of you! Todd and I spent the day Saturday visiting some attractions in South Jersey that I've never been to -- the Adventure … [Read more...]

My Best Long Run Ever…and Self-Diagnosing My Foot

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I'm in the home stretch of training for my two "goal" races of the season, so I thought it would be a fine time to update you all on my progress. Because it's not official until it's on the blog. :) We'll be heading back to Philadelphia for The Love Run this weekend, and this is going to be my … [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...]

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 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...]