• NYCM11

    New York City Marathon Recap

    November 8, 2011

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    Sit back and relax. This post is going to be a long one. Mal and I eventually made it to New York City around 2:30 on Saturday afternoon. We quickly checked into our hotel room and then jumped in a cab to the marathon expo. The expo was crazy and overwhelming (as expected), so I […]


    Poor Puffer Fish

    November 8, 2011

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    Good morning! I did it!!! I completed the New York City Marathon! I spent a solid 7 hours in the car yesterday, so I didn’t get to finish my marathon recap, but I promise it’s coming soon! Instead, I have a funny photo of Murphy to share. I received this picture along with a text […]


    I Run Because I Can

    November 5, 2011


    Three weeks ago, I waited in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park with about 200 other runners to start our 20-mile training run into Manhattan, which, for me, was the longest of my preparations for the New York City Marathon. As I stood with the 10-minute pace group, listening to our final instructions, one of the volunteers said […]


    Last week, Runner’s World offered me the opportunity to do special Q & A on my blog with one of their editors on a topic of my choice. With the New York City Marathon right around the corner (in just 8 days!), I jumped at the chance to ask some questions about what to do the week before […]


    Getting Psyched for NYCM

    October 26, 2011


    The New York City Marathon is just 10 days away. Yikes! Obviously, I’m freaking the f out nervous, but I’m also getting really excited for it. From what I hear, it’s not just a marathon; it’s an experience. Last night, I started a new book called The Long Run by Matt Long, a New York City […]


    Breaking Bad

    October 25, 2011

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    Good morning! It’s a hot-mug-of-coffee morning here! Well, technically, it was my only option for coffee. Mal finished off the last of the iced coffee this morning, so it was hot coffee or nothin’ for me. I actually like switching it up between iced and hot coffee once the weather gets cold, so I really […]


    Run and Done

    October 16, 2011

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    Wahoo! Twenty miles run and done! Theodora and I rocked our 20-mile long run this morning. Surprisingly, it wasn’t all that bad either. (Who says that about 20 miles?!? Crazy people. That’s who.) Hey, nice shirt, Theodora. I woke up bright and early to prepare for this morning’s run. I ate my usual breakfast (nut […]