Category: Running

Race Recap: St. Pat’s Run

It’s been a few months since I’ve run a race. Usually, I’m not one to run in freezing temperatures so I tend to avoid signing up for anything during colder months. I figured registering for a race in March would be ok, especially since we’ve been experiencing a pretty mild winter. Well…joke’s on me because this weekend was FREEZING –...
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Breaking Through a Running Rut

I’m a runner. Running gives me a great cardio workout while allowing me to mentally check out – it’s almost like my legs just know what to do and my mind goes into a meditative state. But recently, running has just flat out sucked. Though everyone has some bad runs from time to time, mine were outnumbering the good ones and...
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10 Things Every Beginner Runner Should Know

Spring has finally sprung and my fellow seasonal runners have come out to play. Yay! To me, there’s no exercise better than lacing up my running shoes and heading out for a run on a gorgeous day. It’s as much mental as it is physical – a time to clear my mind or day dream (depending on my mood), and...
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What I Ate Wednesday – October 27, 2015

Things didn’t go exactly as planned today. I had more cheese than usual and not as many vegetables. But, hey…we all have those days, right? Now that the weather is getting cooler, a warm bowl of oatmeal has re-entered the breakfast meal rotation. Today’s was made with chopped apple, cinnamon, and a dollop of almond butter. Turns out…this combo tasted...
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10 Tips for Marathon Week

Running a marathon this fall? With the TCS NYC Marathon coming up this weekend, I thought I’d post my top 10 tips for the week before race day and race day, itself. 1. Rest your legs! Thinking of taking a walking tour of the city? Going out and dancing in heels on Friday night? Popping in to a kickboxing class?...
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9 Tips for Marathon Training

Ah, fall…the season for picking (and eating!) apples, jumping in piles of leaves, and…marathon training! I caught the running bug back in 2009 and haven’t found a cure. This year, I’m training for my 4th marathon. It’ll be my first after having Dean Burrito and the 2nd time I’m running New York. The first time I ran it was back...
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Giving Birth vs. A Marathon

I’ve written and re-written this about ten million times, because it’s so difficult to find the words to describe labor and childbirth. There is really NOTHING that compares, so when a runner friend asked me how similar it is to running a marathon, I kept thinking, and thinking…and thinking some more. I think about it most, and best, while I’m...
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