Sweet 16

I did it! This morning, I made 16 miles my bitch. OK, that’s not totally true. In fact, those 16 miles sort of made me their bitch. But I got through those miles and ended today’s run — a new personal distance record — with a giant smile on my face. I took today off […]

The Three Questions Everyone Keeps Asking

Yesterday was a looong day. So I’m kind of surprised to find out it’s only Tuesday today. Despite the fact that it was a marathon day, yesterday was a good one! My workday was busy and I scooted out of the office right at 5 in order to make it to the gym for some […]

Family On The Run

Does that make sense? Family on the run? I’m not good at clever titles. I thought about calling this post “That Time My Family Came To NYC & We Enjoyed Some Binge Eating” but that didn’t have the same ring to it. Most weekends the highlight is dominating some sort of long run. Yesterday I […]

“Just” 12 Miles

Weekend! It’s here! I was so happy to leave work yesterday right at 1:30 pm. I definitely could have stuck around the office all day — there’s always plenty to be done — but I purposely made lunch plans for 2:00 so that I’d have to leave and take advantage of the Summer Friday. So […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Comeback Time

Confession: For the past month, I’ve dreaded Thursdays. With that whole lame Crohn’s Disease thing coming at me full force, I found it difficult to push past how my body was feeling in an effort to think happy thoughts. But guess what? I’m back! So game on, friends. Time to be thankful, because it’s a […]

On Running, Racing, Recovery & Rewards

It’s been 48 hours since the Fairfield Half Marathon and my body is very slowly coming back to life. Very slowly. I felt really dehydrated all day yesterday so I was chugging water at my desk. That meant I was constantly having to get up to pee. The walk to the office bathroom has never […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Yoga, Run, Braid

Happy Thursday! I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again: This week has been a super speedy one. I can hardly even remember what happened on Monday. So let’s keep moving right along and get down to it: Today is Thursday, and on Thursdays I like to take some time to think about the […]

I Am Not Sick

Good morning! It’s a beautiful day in New York City — and it’s the first day of summer! I can think of no better way to start the day than with a Central Park run. But we’ll get back to that. First I will tell you that I made something good last night. It didn’t […]

Thankful Things Thursday: The Good In People

Have I told you lately that I love you? Rod Stewart knows what’s up. That is a Rod Stewart song, right? But seriously. When I wrote yesterday’s post about how “Crohn’s Disease is a dirty bitch” I was basically just venting my current frustrations with this beast of a disease. I had no idea it […]

No Stress, No Crohn’s

Good morning! I’m pleased to report that I’m feeling good today. I got a solid 5 hours of sleep (I know, I know, not enough — but it was good, air conditioned sleep) and woke up today rested and ready to kick off a 3-day work week. In case, like me, you went mostly unplugged […]