Be Kind

At 3:40 PM yesterday, I felt my first twinge of Race Registration Anticipation. Not for any race in particular — I just had an out-of-the-blue thought that I might want to run a race sometime in the next year. Or whenever. And then, at 5:46 this morning, I slipped back into my neglected little Brooks […]

Thankful Things Thursday: For Safety, Pride & Resilience

Well today’s edition of Thankful Things Thursday should be pretty easy, huh? After all that’s happened this week, I’m feeling extraordinarily grateful, so please allow me to let it all out. I’m thankful for the safety of my friends and loved ones. With so many homes destroyed and an increasing number of lives lost after […]

My New York City Marathon Playlist

Hey storm troopers! In true “the week before the New York  City Marathon” fashion (remember the freak Halloween Snowtober thing last year?), there’s a heck of a storm blazing through the area. Hurricane Sandy is here, and she’s crazy! But while the sideways rain and “don’t go up to your roof to watch or I’ll […]

Marathon On My Mind

Here’s a fun fact: Up until last week, I really wasn’t excited about running the New York City Marathon. In fact, I wrote my “10 Reasons I’m Excited To Run The New York City Marathon” post last week in part to psych myself up. And it worked. Oh my God, it worked. Because since last […]

One Month

In April, I registered for the New York City Marathon. At the time, I wasn’t running on account of nasty shin and hip pain. By early May, the time I took off from running helped: My shin and hip pain had let up, and I could ease back into running again. Two weeks later, at […]

What Goes Through My Head During A 20-Mile Run

The scene: Saturday, Ali and Brian’s apartment. It is dark outside. 6 AM: My alarm goes off. Apparently I hit snooze. My bad. 6:40 AM: I wake up. I realize I didn’t hit snooze but rather hit “off.” It’s fine. What’s the rush, anyway? 6:45 AM: I realize my stomach hurts. Not Crohnsy hurts, just […]

Feller Family Fun On The Run

Guess who I hung out with all weekend? So remember last weekend when I was like, “Hey everyone! Guess what?! This was the best weekend ever in my whole life!” Well, fun little fact, this weekend was like last weekend on steroids. Only…not on steroids. Because I’m done with those things. But you see where […]

Thankful Things Thursday: For The Good Days

I had huge plans for today. I was going to tell you about how I’d just had three mostly great-feeling days in a row, and I was going to tell you about how I went running this morning and stuff. Yay! Well… Slight change of plans. Instead, I’ll tell you about how I really did […]

Take My Sweat (It’s A Giveaway & It’s Not Gross)

Do you know what I want so badly right now? I want to use my damn mango soap. Back in June, I was interviewed by Women’s Running magazine (no, I don’t know why they wanted to talk to me, either — probably because 8:30 miles are the new “elite” status), and the nice ego-boosting people […]

A Tale Of Two Runs

Yesterday was kind of a rough day for me. Nothing particularly tragic happened, but I felt awful all day, work was sheer madness and I was feeling very overwhelmed. I skipped my morning run in favor of some extra sleep, and I was hoping I’d feel better by the evening so I could squeeze in […]