Once upon a time running saved me. Perhaps that's why I cried the day I was accepted into the New York City Marathon via the infamous lottery. It was a tell of redemption and a moment in my life that will remain etched in my mind forever. The full story is the tale of a girl that only a memoir could do justice. And this is a blog, not a sentimental look at how running gave me hope. However, this … [Read more...] about Redemption On the Run
My personal running adventures. Read below to learn about my training and read past race recaps.
Ahhh, the glory of marathon week. This week is truly a runner's dream. It's packed with fun events for both marathoners and non-marathoners. Obviously, I'm not running the race, but I am giddy with excited for everything NYC Marathon related this week. The first event of the week is the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff 5-mile race. I ran this race just for fun and without a time goal. Which … [Read more...] about Poland Spring Marathon Kick Off Race Recap
My biggest running slump since 1999 hit mid-May and finally ended today at the Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile. For longer races, I usually have a race strategy. I know what kind of pace to average. I know how to start, how to finish and how to navigate the crowd. Today, I had no idea what to expect. I haven't ran a mile for time in years (which I guess is a confession to not really … [Read more...] about Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile Recap
The High Heel-a-thon was the shortest race I've ran since high school. Tomorrow, I'll be running the shortest road race I've ran in sneakers in eons. The Continental Airlines Fifth Avenue Mile is tomorrow. After the age group heats, there is a professional race. Both Bernard Lagat and Shannon Rowbury will be competing. Watch live streaming video from nyrr at livestream.com … [Read more...] about Shortest Race
First off thank you for all of your encouragement the past few weeks! Let's just say that this race was a lot better than the last one. It wasn't raining and my feet nor my hands went numb. =) In summary this is how my race went: Looks like somebody crashed and burned. ;) I don't know what happened but I couldn't seem to slow down and get into a rhythm. I started crashing around mile 8 and … [Read more...] about Brooklyn 1/2 Marathon Race Recap
My third 1/2 marathon of the year is tomorrow morning!!! The race starts at 7a.m. Being as I have a yellow start I need to be in my corral super early which means I'm leaving my apartment at 5:15 a.m. I'm really spoiled considering how close I live to Central Park. I forget what it's like to travel to races. It reminds me of the year I lived in Brooklyn and ran like 10 NYRR races in Central … [Read more...] about No Sleep ’till BROOKLYN!!!