Back in the Saddle
I've been a bit lazy on the workout front since my 10k/knee pain fiasco. A little elliptical here, some stretching and rolling there, but overall I was trying to give my knees a break. Recently I've been adding more miles, because marathon train... Read more
Everyone's Gotta Take a Beating Sometime
Up until now, I've been relatively pain-free and injury-free with my running. Aside from some sore muscles once in a while, I've never had to deal with common running problems like shin splints, blistering, muscle strain, etc. My husband couldn'... Read more
Beating the Clock
Now that I've more or less gotten comfortable with longer distances, my focus is now on becoming faster. I've got a string of races coming up with in the next month or two, in which I will 1) race various distances I haven't yet raced to get my ... Read more
Recovery or Laziness?
After a great first half-marathon, I went easy on the running for most of last week, opting to focus instead on cross training. Unfortunately, last week was pretty busy and I didn't get as much time in the gym as I had planned on.
For Memor... Read more
Halfway to the Bucket List: A successful first half marathon!
13.1 miles. I survived the Brooklyn Half Marathon! I did it! And I GREATLY exceeded my expectations. So much so that now I am beating myself up just a little bit (in the smallest possible way) because I had no idea how well I was actually doing ... Read more
Taper Me Silly
I appear to be off to a slow start this week, though I suppose that's a good thing, considering I should be tapering. Some friends visited over the weekend, and we were planning on a 6 mile run on Saturday, but a lot factors ended up making the ... Read more
Longest Run Ever
These past few months have been filled with nothing but firsts: first time running all the way around the local park without walking; first time running all the way around the local park without walking AND without feeling like dying; first time... Read more
Officially Entered Crazy Zone
After a lot of good runs last week, I had a brief conversation with a friend about an upcoming local half marathon. By brief, I mean it was along the lines of "I'm attempting 7 miles this Saturday. Oh, did you see the half marathon is coming up ... Read more
First Official Race
A friend of mine had signed up for a 4 mile race with the New York Road Runners on 4/21 quite a bit of time ago. Realistically, I said I wouldn't be able to do the 8 am start time. This would require at least 40 minutes on the subway, meaning I ... Read more
6 Miles! And Thoughts on Boston
So far this week has been filled with highs and lows... and it's only Tuesday!
I've had a bad cold since last week (I first thought it was allergies, until I felt like I was dying last Friday and Saturday). The original plan was to run 5 mi... Read more
Making Progress, Spring Fever
This past week has been good for running (thus far). On Saturday, I did my long run and ran 4 miles in about 39 minutes. I felt fantastic after! It was a beautiful sunny day, so my husband and I spent the afternoon walking through the park, arou... Read more
Bloggity Blog Blog Begins: A long background builder
I realized I've been good about tracking my food and exercise the past few weeks, but haven't really been dwelling on anything health-related beyond that. So, to get started, a bit about me:
- In high school, I was very thin. I'm 5'8" and a... Read more