Uncharacteristic Things I Did This Weekend

This weekend was wonderful in all the weirdest ways. Did I do all my usual things, like running and eventually showering and eating a lot? Yes, yes I did. But I also did many other things that are a bit out of character for me. Now I will tell you all about those things. I […]

A Letter To The Las Vegas Half Marathon

Dear Race On The Strip, Hello. I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to let you know how much I’m looking forward to seeing you on December 4. It’s coming up quickly! In just six weeks I’ll be tearing up your asphalt, which isn’t as dirty as it sounds — but we can […]

Scenes From Irene

I’m happy (and lucky) to report that Hurricane Irene managed to swerve her little path around the Upper East Side for the most part. I was awake for plenty of torrential downpouring and some pretty heavy winds, but that was the worst of it where I am. After yesterday’s 16-miler, I was happy to slip […]

Black & White & Rainy All Over

My body is hurting today! Turns out, marathon training — even in the early weeks — is kind of hard. After yesterday’s stellar run, I proceeded to sit at a desk all day. I prefer a more active recovery, but what can you do? I have to pay my bills. I did enjoy a lovely […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Good Advice & Brussels Sprouts

Happy Thursday! I have a lot to be thankful for today, so let’s get right down to it! I’m thankful for my new, wonderfully fluffy, bright orange comforter. Have I not obsessed over this enough this week? I know, I have. But seriously, this blanket is magical and I can’t wait to complete the set […]

Hamptons Marathon Training: Week 1

Well I’ve already strayed from my training plan. Sorry, Coach Cane. The way I’ll be receiving my training plans is through an online log Coach Cane has set up for me. He’ll plan my workouts one week at a time, which I like, as opposed to giving me an entire 16-week plan all at once. […]

The Usual

Last night I wrote about how I’ve been stressed to the max. One thing that definitely helps ease stress — whether it’s over something life-changing or tiny and tedious — is sticking with a regular routine. This morning I woke up at my usual time (5:30). I did my usual ab routine (200 varied crunches). […]

Thankful Things Thursday: A Late Start

Due to the fact that I got pretty much no sleep last night, I’m running a little behind schedule this morning. My stuffy nose had me tossing, turning and struggling to breathe. Even Tylenol PM didn’t pull through for me last night. I let myself sleep until 7 am then started my day as usual, […]

Rise & Run

I was excited to wake up this morning. Like, really excited. I knew it was going to be sunny out — even if it was really, really cold — and my plan was to head for Central Park instead of running along the East River. I love my proximity to the park, but I try […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Race Week Edition

There’s so much to be grateful for today, so I’m getting right to it. Here’s what I’m feeling thankful for today… I’m thankful I got all my laundry done! Since I leave tomorrow morning for D.C. (and I have an event tonight — more on that later), I had to get all of my laundry […]