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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Ok, friends, let’s get right to it! Eats first and then some marathon talk. Snack My breakfast didn’t do a great job of holding me over until lunchtime, so I snacked on a very ripe peach around 10:30 AM. Boy,…

I ran 15 miles today. Yep, you read that correctly: 15 miles. I have no idea how it happened, but it did. And it was awesome. Clearly, we take marathon training very seriously. Theodora had 20 miles on her training…

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Woah. Today is flying by! And it’s already Wednesday! Short work weeks rule. Breakfast I started my day with a warm, creamy bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla soy milk mixed in. Hooray for oatmeal season! I…

Can we talk about this graph?!?! Holy crap! I ran 125 miles in July!!! That’s more than a quarter of the total miles I’ve run this year (401 miles) in a single month. While this is totally insane, I am…

There’s something about running distances over 13 miles that bugs me out. I’ve completed a number of half marathons, so I’m totally confident with my ability to run that distance, but when it comes to anything longer, I start to…

Can we talk about this?!? 👿 It was 93 degrees outside when I finished my 12-mile run this morning. I am not smart. I woke up bright and early with every intention of starting my run by 5:30 AM to…

Remember when I asked you guys if you had questions for Lauren Antonucci from Team for Kids about marathon training and fueling? Well, I gathered up your questions, sent them to her, and she replied to them. Check out Lauren’s responses…

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