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Back in the Saddle
Friday, August 02, 2013      1 comments

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
Thursday, June 13, 2013      1 comments

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
Monday, June 03, 2013      0 comments

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?
Tuesday, May 28, 2013      0 comments

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!
Monday, May 20, 2013      2 comments

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
Monday, May 13, 2013      0 comments

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
Monday, May 06, 2013      1 comments

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
Monday, April 29, 2013      1 comments

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
Monday, April 22, 2013      0 comments

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
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      0 comments

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
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      0 comments

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
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      0 comments

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