My First Non-Training Saturday

Last night, Brian and I went out for pasta. It’s become a Friday night ritual. Every Friday since our first date (the term “date” is a loose one — the first night we hung out I was wearing compression socks and fell asleep on the couch watching “The Office,” and then got busted snoring) Brian […]

Marathon Training: What Worked For Me

I’m happy to dish out advice on plenty of things. In fact, I would like to write a book called How to Create the Perfect 16 Handles Concoction. (2 frozen yogurt flavors, heavy on the toppings, leave plenty of room in the cup for mixing.) I will also give you advice about how to find […]

Pressure

Confession: I didn’t go to work yesterday. All week — OK, all year? — I’ve been overly stressed about many things, most of which stem from my involvement with Run For The Rabbit. Training with JackRabbit and Coach Cane for the Hamptons Marathon has been the experience of a lifetime. I feel so fortunate to […]

Fueling Fears

It’s no secret that I love — nay, adore — food. In my world, the basic food groups are trail mix, hummus, spinach, pasta, fish, pad thai, Brussels sprouts and 16 Handles. It’s a pretty solid diet. All those foods are great friends with Crohn’s Disease, so it works out quite well for me. But […]

Running At Night Is Hard

After a semi-tough race on Sunday followed by a few blissful days of beaching and drinking in Fire Island, today I was forced to return to reality. Boo. Hiss. I should note that I am currently listening to “A Whole New World” on iTunes. Aladdin is awesome. I always liked Jasmine’s kind of slutty outfits […]

Running With Coach Cane’s Crew

I never run at night. I’m a morning girl. I’ll gladly wake up at 5 am to bang out a few miles while the sun comes up. But ask me to lace up my Brooks past 10 am and I’ll probably throw an adorable little temper tantrum and list the reasons I don’t like evening […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Snapping Out Of It

You know how sometimes you wake up on the wrong side of the bed for no real reason and then you’re super cranky and can’t control your rage? That was me this morning. Oops. Maybe it was because I didn’t really sleep well, or maybe it’s because I now have three mountain-sized zits that are […]

Is This Real Life?

Today was ridiculous in the best way possible. If not for the nagging twinge of pain in my right knee (nothing serious), I would be questioning whether or not I needed to wake up from a pretty nice dream. After crushing yesterday’s long run (woo!), I was admittedly in rough shape. I wasn’t sore, but […]

18 Miles

Before I started training for the Hamptons Marathon, my seasoned runner friends warned me: “Marathon training takes over your life.” That warning never scared me. And now, with fewer than two months left until marathon day (September 24!), I can happily and confidently say I am in love with marathon training. I’m finding training to […]