Sandy + Double Digits are BACK!

Last Mile split (actually was 7:37)

Good Morning, friends!  This post is going to be short and I likely won’t be blogging for a few days due to Hurricane Sandy. These are the evacuation zones for my hometown, Staten Island.  There is currently a mandatory evacuation in place for residents living in zone A.  We are just outside zone A (the red […]

Gone For A Run: Running Medal Hanger Review + Giveaway

Gone For A Run

Despite moving into our house over four months ago, my husband and I just recently started to focus our attention on decluttering and setting up our basement.  We now have a quasi home-gym in one section (with a TV, treadmill, trainers, and a few other pieces of workout gear).  This is realistically going to be where […]

Running Mom Inspiration + Mizuno Shoe Giveaway WINNER!


First, I just want to say thank you so much for everyone’s supportive and encouraging comments, tweets, and messages regarding yesterday’s post.  It was really great to hear about all of your experiences dealing with similar frustrations with returning to running (especially those returning postpartum). I’ve heard so many stories about females becoming faster after […]

The Long Road Ahead

NYRR Mini 10k

This past weekend was my first post-baby race.  As I already stated, it wasn’t an all-out race for me – but truth be told, I did push myself.  My lungs were burning and legs were hurting at various points during the 6.2 miles. My pace for those short miles was slower than the pace I’ve […]

Runner’s World Weekend

Larissa, Jess, Amanda, Kristin, and me (Photo courtesy of Kristin!)

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending the Runner’s World Half & Festival Weekend.  FitFluential, Runner’s World, and ICON fitness invited 25 bloggers to the RW Half & Festival in Bethlehem, PA, in order to meet editors and running experts, run one (or more) of the races, and get some exposure out about the race and […]

Race Recap / Review: Runner’s World Half Marathon & Festival Weekend 10k

Runner's World Half & Festival

The Runner’s World 10k was my first “race” post-baby.  I wasn’t completely racing it as I am still trying to be patient with my return and not over-exert my body before it’s ready…but I certainly pushed myself harder than I have in 10 months! Although the course description and profile didn’t sound or look too hilly, it […]

I Am A Domesticator

My daily outfit when I spent the day in the house!!

*Note: I shamelessly am using the term domesticator after seeing it on my friend, Lindsay’s, blog last week.  If you aren’t reading her blog, you NEED to!! About a month ago, I ran into a college classmate who I hadn’t seen since our 2003 graduation.  We chatted for a while about random things before the topic […]

Mizuno Shoe Giveaway!


Happy Monday, friends!! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I enjoyed an 8 mile run (longest run post baby to date!) and lots of Ironman Kona watching on Saturday followed by a relaxing rest day on Sunday. I was SO tempted to run more than 8 miles.  The perfect running weather, my feeling stronger […]

A Second Child: What I’ve Learned

Kiss time

Happy THREE weeks  to my little guy!!  I’m amazed at how fast the time has gone and how I already can’t imagine life with my two little ones. While there are definitely some aspects of life that are more difficult now, I am amazed at how relatively seamless the transition is/was.  These are some of the […]

What’s Beautiful?

Under Armour

When do you feel most beautiful? Is it when you are all dressed up for a special occasion? Or when you have your hair or makeup a certain way?  Or wearing a certain outfit or accessory? Or maybe you are like me and it’s when you accomplish a goal? At that moment, I feel unstoppable.  I […]

Short Term Race Plans

Runner's World Half & Festival

After 8 months of comfortable, easy running, I am anxious to have a race on the calendar, to start training for something…As I said in an earlier post, running for fun/pleasure is great, but I love having something to focus on and push towards. So with that said, this is what the remainder of 2012 […]

Running Post-Partum: How Soon is Too Soon?

postpartum running

Please take a moment and vote for me to be on the cover of Runner’s World! I would LOVE your vote!  Are you on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook? Let’s connect!  ——————- I ran 5 days after the birth of my first son – an easy 1 mile run on the treadmill and then slowly increased the mileage over the […]

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