Popular Brooklyn Half 2019 Recap

Only took me two weeks to get this recap up. In my defense, I wrote it the day after the race! Just got realllllly lazy when it came to hitting that “publish” button! But if you’re interested in a 13.1-mile run I did a bit ago, here you go! I ran the Popular Brooklyn Half! […]

2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Recap

I ran the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon this weekend! Previous recaps: 2016, 2015, 2011 I made it to the start line and the finish line, and checked out pretty much every porta-potty in between. By the numbers, it was my slowest half marathon in seven years. But I’m calling it a win. Here’s how it […]

Let’s Talk About Running

I do some of my best thinking in the shower. And during my shower this morning, I thought a lot about running — where I am with it right now, what my goals are for running this year, and how I’ve evolved as a runner since I started in 2008. (I’ve been a runner for […]

2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Recap

It’s been more than 24 hours since I crossed the finish line at the 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half, and I’m still feeling that runner’s high. Yesterday was awesome. I’ve never been able to say that after the Brooklyn Half! Everything clicked during the race. It was a good day, and I finished in 1:46:31, smile fully […]

My First Airbnb Experience

This is a sponsored post! Meaning the cool people at Airbnb — the title sponsor for the Brooklyn Half — reached out to me before the Brooklyn Half Marathon and asked if I’d be interested in staying in one of their Brooklyn rentals the night before the race (they gave me a credit to use […]

My Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon Hopes, Dreams, Goals, & Thanks

I have run the Brooklyn Half Marathon once before. It was 2011, and I had just started training for my first marathon. I was in the best shape of my life. I was fast, fit, strong, and confident. The Brooklyn Half Marathon that year was in no way a goal race. I had just PR’d […]

I’m Afraid To Stop Loving Running

First: I miss blogging. I really do. I have a lot to say, you know. All the time. Every day. But sadly, I don’t have a whole lot of time to say it and attempt to have it make sense. So things may be sporadic around these parts for a while, but I’m doing my […]

The Things I’m Doing To Become A Better, Stronger, Faster Runner

I attempted a speedwork session this morning. The plan was to follow an old workout Coach Cane used to give me when I was training for the Hamptons Marathon: 1 mile warm-up 1 mile at 5K pace (or sub-8:00, whatever we’re working with here) .3 mile recovery jog 1 mile at 5K pace .3 mile […]

An Ode To New Runners

Good morning! It’s Remicade Day today, which means I was up nice and early this morning to squeeze in 5.5 miles before I head to the hospital. The run went pretty well. I rushed to get out the door, which inevitably meant that around mile 3 I was in need of a pit stop. I’ve […]

Frustration

I’ve spent all morning trying to write a post in my head. A positive post. A happy post. A post that will enlighten you and make you feel like today is going to be the greatest day in the world. And trust me, I hope that today is the greatest day in your world! But, […]