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Shifting Away From Marathon Brain

January 13, 2015

How does the saying go? “Train the same and remain insane” or is it “Training the same is insane”? I don’t know, but what I do know is that when marathon training went from weeks and months to years and well years of workouts, things started to feel a bit insane. The strangest part is […]

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10 Days ’till Christmas: 10 Last Minute Gifts for Runners

December 15, 2014

Oh my goodness! There are only ten more days until Christmas! Just because you can pick up something lame last minute at Duane Reade doesn’t mean you should! (read 21 Things That Will Happen to You While Christmas Shopping in NYC) If you’re like me and in a pinch to cross everyone off your shopping […]

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You’re Invited: FRIDAY NIGHT {holiday} LIGHTS {Run}

November 30, 2014

Let’s kick off the holiday season with a festive fun run! I’ve always wanted to do a holiday lights run, so I finally decided to map out a route and invite YOU to join me. The 6.5-ish mile route starts in Washington Square Park and heads north. When we reach our final destination, Bryant Park, we’ll […]

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5 Reasons My Next Race Won’t Be a Marathon

November 11, 2014

I’m taking some time off from marathoning. The last time I took time off, I took an eight year hiatus! Don’t get me wrong, I still ran. Some years I ran races and some years I just ran to run. These are my top 5 reasons why my next race won’t be a marathon. #1. […]

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The New York City Marathon in Photos: Proof Spectating is Almost as Fun As Running

November 3, 2014


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New York City Marathon the Final Prep: What to Do During Race Week {printable calendar}

October 24, 2014

It’s New York City Marathon Season! As always, I couldn’t be more excited. It’s definitely my favorite time of year even when I’m not running the race. This year I’ll be out on 1st Avenue cheering. I’ll be sure to let everyone know where exactly I’ll be so I can high-five you on the course […]

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Ramblings From Taper Town: When Calling Myself a Marathoner Was Enough

October 1, 2014

In 2004 I ran my third marathon, the Chicago Marathon. Having had a grueling experience while foolishly running the New York City Marathon while injured the year before, I was thrilled to be injury free and running a flat race. I ran my first three marathons in a pretty simple fashion. I wore cotton, didn’t have […]

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I swore I Wasn’t Going To, But This Changed My Mind {Why I’m running a marathon this fall & I need your help}

August 6, 2014

After completing 4 marathons in eleven months(!), I had zero desire to run yet another marathon in 2014. Despite how it appears, I’m not a serial marathoner, just a life-long runner. Running that number of marathons over a relatively short period of time is uncharacteristic for me. What exactly was it that convinced me to […]

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Asics Giveaway

March 3, 2014

As a member of the Asics LA Marathon Team, I’ve gotten to connect with some great people and try some great gear. I am looking forward to running the LA Marathon on Sunday, though I’m quite nervous (more on my goals later)! As a thank you to you for supporting me and cheering me on […]

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February Favorites

February 27, 2014

 1. Ginger Fireball: Maybe it’s coincidental, but I swear drinking two of these over the course of 24 hours cured my cold. I’m not going to pretend to know much about oils, but this fiery drink contains oil of oregano which might have been what did the trick. 2. The Skimm: If you don’t have […]

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