I always wanted to run the Boston Marathon, so when I was approached with a free bib, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t refuse. At the time, I was only 3-months postpartum and running just a few miles at a time. I typically ran with Quinn in a jogging stroller, which often included lots of walking breaks, so I really didn’t think I could run 26.2 miles. Obviously, physically, running a marathon was going…

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DOWNLOAD THE FREE MARATHON TRAINING PLAN I always wanted to run the Boston Marathon, so when Stonyfield approached me about running it, it was an opportunity that I just couldn’t refuse. I was only 3-months postpartum and running just a few miles at a time– often with lots of walking breaks mixed in– so I really didn’t think I could run 26.2 miles. Obviously, physically, it was going to be a challenge, but, as a brand new…

Good morning and happy Marathon Monday to you! Today is my favorite day of the entire year. I absolutely love Marathon Monday (aka Patriot’s Day aka the day that the Boston Marathon is run) because it (typically) symbolizes the start of Spring with the nicer weather and people engaging in many more outdoor activities. It’s like everyone comes out of hibernation after the long winter. And, of course, the energy around the marathon is contagious. I loved Marathon Monday…

Good morning, friends! I’m still on a high from Monday’s marathon! It was such an amazing experience. The whole day. Seriously, I had the best time ever. Ok, ready for a recap? Let’s start at the beginning! I woke up, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, at 3:10 AM on Monday morning. I was too excited to sleep! I tossed and turned for about an hour and then finally decided to get out of bed. I laid out all…

Guys, I did it! I finished the Boston Marathon!! I ran a great race and finished in 4:10:10 (9:32). It was an awesome day for sure. Full recap coming soon!

Today is the day. Marathon Monday is here!!! By the time you read this post, I will be on my way to Hopkinton to run 26.2 miles. This day is a long time coming, and I can’t be more excited to finally run the Boston Marathon. It is the race I’ve always wanted to run. A lot of time, effort, and miles have gone into this one day, and I am beyond thrilled to participate…

A quick hello! The glorious finish. Run happy Boston! Almost didn’t buy. (Glad I did.) Team Stonyfield brunch. Eggs, bacon, potatoes. Running blogger moms!!

Tomorrow, I will run the 119th Boston Marathon. It is a dream come true and one that wouldn’t be possible without the support from so many wonderful people in my life. Training was really tough at times. Dealing with the snowiest winter ever in New England made running seem almost impossible at times and figuring out how to balance training with a baby, work, home life, and everything else took quite a bit of coordination. But, of course, I know…

The marathon is just 4 days from today! FOUR!! AHHHH! I can’t believe it. I really can’t believe it. I am so excited and so nervous at the same time. At this point, I know I need to just trust my training, stop obsessively checking the weather forecast, and focus on the things that I can control, like my OUTFIT for race day. I’ve also received quite a few questions from readers about what I am wearing…

Hello, friends! I have an awesome giveaway for the runners out there! Check out these Marathon Map Prints! Gorgeous, right?! I love them so much. These maps are a wonderful memento of a special day and great accomplishment. Each one is personalized with your name, bib number, time, and marathon date. And, of course, they make the perfect gift for the favorite runner in your life! And here is a sweet deal for CNC readers: You can get…

Race day is just ONE WEEK away! Ahhhhh! ONE WEEK. Holy crap. So I mentioned my kick-butt marathon playlist that helped me PR my recent 5K over the weekend, and I wanted to share it with you guys because it really is an awesome running mix. I started making it back in January, so these songs are my very favorites from my training. I either listened to them on Pandora or over the KFIT stereo system…

AHHH! I’m so close to race day. It’s just one week from tomorrow! I can’t believe I am going to run the BOSTON MARATHON so soon. I’m incredibly happy with my training, and I am SO READY to run this race already. Bring it on!  Week 13 was one of my highest mileage weeks of my training, which included a 20-miler with a half marathon finish (so fun). Week 14 was officially the start of my two-week taper, and…

Hi, friends! Another two weeks of marathon training are in the books! And I’m getting close to taper time, which is both exciting and nerve-wracking. My taper is actually only two weeks, which is quite a bit different than my previous marathon plans, but, hey, you gotta trust your training and that’s exactly what I am doing.  Last week was a much-needed de-load week with lower mileage, but things are amping up once again with…

Hi, friends! The weeks are really starting to dwindle down to marathon day. Of course, I am super excited, but I am nervous at the same time. Ahhh! So many butterflies! After my 17-miler earlier this week, I was feeling pretty good, but then I started to think about the remaining mileage in the race. There are still 9+ miles to the finish line. That’s a lot of running! Yikes. I have two 3-hour runs in the coming weeks, so, hopefully, they will make me feel a…