Sure, You Can Call It A Comeback

I never understood why professional athletes are always like, “Don’t call it a comeback.” Is it because they don’t want people thinking they went away? Well, whatever it is, I’m not on board with it, and I am declaring today the start of my own little comeback. I didn’t go far. I know. After the […]

Thankful Things Thursday: On Staying Positive

Hello there. It kind of feels like this entire week has been Thankful Things Thursday-ish. Every day I’ve felt compelled to push aside the negative, annoying things — remember, the Crohn’s/colitis/dysentery plague I’m fighting off — and focus solely on the great things in life. And yes, there are more great things than frustrating things. […]

Not My Best Run

Imagine this: It’s a perfect fall evening. You work all day then at 6:45 pm you lace up your Brooks Adrenalines and head for Central Park, where you join your running coach and one of his badass, race-winning triathletes for a jaunt. The air is crisp, your legs finally feel loose again after your marathon, […]

Marathon Training: What Worked For Me

I’m happy to dish out advice on plenty of things. In fact, I would like to write a book called How to Create the Perfect 16 Handles Concoction. (2 frozen yogurt flavors, heavy on the toppings, leave plenty of room in the cup for mixing.) I will also give you advice about how to find […]

The Post-Marathon Blues

Just three days after the greatest experience ever, I’m already starting to come down from my high and feel a little sad. I spent five months training for the Hamptons Marathon. That’s five months — the majority of 2011 thus far — devoting every single aspect of my life to having the best race possible. […]

Thankful Things Thursday: Embracing The Rain & A Giveaway Winner

It’s another rainy day in NYC, but I predict the sun will come out this afternoon. I’m obviously a skilled meteorologist, so you should go ahead and trust my conviction. In addition to gloomy weather, today also brings along another edition of Thankful Things Thursday. If you’re new, here’s how we play: I list all […]

Thankful Things Thursday: New Sneakers, Thick Thighs & I Really Love Food

Hello. Today is Thursday. This week has been speedy. Probably because I was gallivanting around Fire Island on Monday and Tuesday instead of working. My feet are covered in bug bites. I’m not very excited about that. They’re itchy and swollen and keeping me up at night. I’d rather be sleeping than enduring a scratch-fest […]

When Did Running Take Over My Life?

One year ago, I loved running. But that’s it. I loved it, but I wasn’t super attached or addicted to it. Running was something I did and something I enjoyed. I ran the New York City Half Marathon in March 2010, but didn’t sign up for any races after that. In fact, I didn’t run […]

I Love Sweat & The 1990s

Well hello. Happy Tuesday. I’ll be straight with you this morning: The only two things I am capable of thinking about of discussing are marathon training and Thursday’s Run For The Rabbit event. I have a one track mind this week. Or I guess…two track mind? Are marathon training and Run For The Rabbit two […]

I’m Marathon Obsessed

When August 1 hit, everyone was all, “OMG, it’s already August, I can’t believe it, summer is over, I’m crying sad tears, boo end of summer, wah wah wah.” I do not feel that way. I’m a little surprised that August seemed to arrive so quickly, but I’m fine with it. This summer has been […]