Post-Pregnancy Goal

NYC Marathon

I am always amazed when I hear stories of how resilient women’s bodies are - Kara Goucher placing 2nd and running a 1:14:02 at the Arizona Half Marathon only 4 months after giving birth to her son…or the story below… Anna Bretan won the Oakland Marathon in 2011 with a time of 2:53:19.  She wanted to run […]

RRCA Certification and IM 70.3 Texas


I have been waiting for almost a year for a Road Runner’s Club of America (RRCA) course to open in the vicinity of where I live, so when I received an email 4 months ago that there was a class being offered in Deal, NJ, I immediately signed up.  These courses are offered throughout the country […]

If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans

Fitness 4-miler @ 18 wks with my best friend, Pamela

One of my high school girlfriends sent this quote to me yesterday…I love it and feel that it fits so well to my current situation!  Thanks, Cindy!!! xoxo Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I had very specific goals and races associated with 2012.  Below is my original racing schedule with my time goals associated […]

My Pumpkin

Pumpkin picking with AJ last October!

During my first pregnancy, my husband and I chose to wait to find out the sex of our baby.  We decided to call our unborn child “Chickpea” rather than having to say “him/her” or  “he/she” each time we talked about my belly or the baby.   We have again decided to wait to find out […]

The Best Things in Life…

Big Brother

…are the unexpected surprises =) (Details to come tomorrow!)

Highlights from the 2012 NYC Half Marathon

Love Kara's strong body!

I had decided not to sign up for the NYC Half this year.  My goals for 2012  including PR’ing in both the marathon and the half marathon and I knew it would be tough to PR on this tough course (the first half is extremely hilly).  I have also run the NYC Half before and […]

Back to Blogging!

Enjoying the 80 degree weather in TN!

Hey Everyone! I have been somewhat of a ghost the last few weeks…I realized today that my last blog post was posted over TWO weeks ago!  Hopefully this post explains my lack of writing/tweeting/reading blogs: – There has been a lot going on in my personal/running life.  I will go into more detail early this […]

Team Red, White & Blue


A little background… US troop fatalities in combat decreased by more than 15% from 2010 to 2011 (437 to 368).  At first glance this statistic sounds promising, however, if you do a little more research you’ll learn that while the number of US deaths have decreased, the number of amputees have risen by a staggering […]

Is borrowing (or selling) a race bib wrong?


This past weekend was the Cowtown Marathon in Fort Worth, Texas.  Initial runner-up Kolin Styles was declared the winner of the 26.2-mile race when Scott Downard was disqualified because he crossed the finish line with another person’s number and failed to register for the race.(Read more here) Many of us have been in this situation […]

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