• marathon training

    Candy Cane Forest

    December 24, 2010


    I thought this morning’s run would never, ever end! I felt like I “passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.” Seriously, it was so tough. I struggled through the entire thing. I thought running 15 miles would […]



    December 18, 2010


    We did it!!! Mal and I both tackled 20 miles this morning! Boo-YAH! At 6:30 this morning, I ate my usual pre-run breakfast. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Then, Mal and I drove to South Boston to meet our team. We didn’t want to be late for our 20-miler, so we gave ourselves […]



    If you’re a long-time reader of Carrots ‘N’ Cake, you probably remember my Lose the Dough challenge, where I challenged myself to tone-up for my 30th birthday. So, if you read my Healthiest Decision of the Year on Glamour.com this morning, you might be a little confused since my challenge was all about the number […]


    Spirit of the Marathon

    December 12, 2010


    I’m such a sap when it comes to marathon stuff. I get teary-eyed at the Boston Marathon every single year, I almost cried (tears of happiness) when I finished 18 miles last weekend, and I can barely read my favorite running quotes without getting a little choked-up thinking about my own upcoming marathon. So, I […]


    Pain In The Foot

    December 11, 2010


    So, which do you want to hear first: the good news or the bad news? Hmm? Ok, let’s keep things positive and start with the good news! This morning, I ran 10.18 miles with my TNT team. I finished in 1:35:52, which was an average pace of 9:25/mile. I’m happy about this. See, I am […]


    Eighteen On My Own

    December 4, 2010


    I guess my preparations paid off because I did it. I ran 18 miles. I’m so proud of myself!  I can only imagine what finishing 26 miles will feel like. I started the morning with my typical long run breakfast: peanut butter and banana on a toasted English muffin with a small glass of iced […]


    Tough Twelve

    November 27, 2010


    This morning’s 12-mile run started out like usual: Mal and I woke up bright and early, I took the pug for a walk, and he made us peanut butter and banana sandwiches. And iced coffees with soy milk. Our team run was canceled due to the holiday, so Mal and I planned our own 12-mile route […]