Cranford Cougar Dash 5K Recap

I said it last year, and I’ll say it again today: I love racing 5Ks. They’re short and fast and fun and the minute you’re ready to barf, you’re across the finish line — and at that point, it’s probably only like 9:30 AM. Granted, I didn’t quite race a 5K this morning. But I did […]

Party With Purpose 5K Recap

I love racing! I love racing short distances! Before yesterday, I had only raced three 5Ks, each a year or more apart. (Turkey Trots FTW.) I know we all (maybe?) get hyped up on marathons and half-marathons and long, endurance-y races. But man, the 5K is so fun! A few months ago, my friend Emily […]

MORE/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon Recap

I ran the Shape Women’s Half-Marathon as a member of the media, so I was given a complimentary bib. No one told me I had to say good stuff about the race — or even write about it, actually — but I loved it, so here we are. Things that don’t typically motivate me to race: […]

Scotland Run 10K Recap

I don’t remember why I signed up to run the New York Road Runners Scotland Run 10K this year. I can’t recall when I signed up, I just know it ended up on my calendar somehow. I’m guessing it was after receiving one of our November Project team emails, after which I undoubtedly experienced a fleeting moment of “Must Register […]

NYRR Team Championships Recap

I went into 2015 with only one race on my calendar. I trained hard for it — too hard, maybe? — and it didn’t go well. With no marathon happening for me this fall on account of the whole wedding + honeymoon thing, I decided I would take a much-needed step back from training. The […]

MORE/FITNESS/SHAPE Half Marathon Recap

On Sunday, I ran my first race since November. On Monday, I watched (obsessed over) the Boston Marathon. Now, it’s Monday night, and I have hidden my debit card — which is new, so I have not yet memorized the number, thank goodness — to prevent me from registering for 26.2 marathons in the next […]

Spring Duathlon At Smolak Farms Recap

What is a race recap and how do I write one? Noooo, I remember how. And turns out, I even kind of remember how to race. Not too fast and not too far, but this weekend — for the first time in a very long time — I woke up while it was still dark […]

101.3 Miles: The North Fork Century Recap

Yesterday, I hopped on my little Trek Lexa and rode 101.3 miles around the North Fork of Long Island. I rode that bike for 5 hours and 58 minutes. And for 5 hours and 58 minutes, my stomach behaved itself perfectly. It’s a Crohn’s disease miracle! I don’t remember the last time I smiled as […]

Healthy Kidney 10K Recap

I ran a 10K in Central Park this morning. My stomach didn’t explode during the race. That’s good. I wore hot pink. That’s also good. I came out of the race with a new 10K PR. Definitely good, right? (Even though it was only my second 10K ever.) But I’m not quite sure I’d consider […]