PR Spotlight: Pamela


I’m excited to begin the new series on NYC Running Mama – the PR spotlight.  The PR spotlight will feature runners who have recently PR’d.  It could be on the treadmill, track, or on the roads.  The purpose of the feature will be to discuss what was done differently – whether it was pacing, fueling, […]

Yurbuds Inspire for Women Review

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Running and music have always gone hand in hand for me.  Music has been my companion on probably 95% of my runs.  In my opinion, there is nothing better than a long run with my favorite music.  I feed off the music.  It gives me energy.  It takes my mind off the pain. Through the […]

How to Run Back to Back Marathons

Breaking the tape at the 2011 NYC Marathon

In the fall of 2011, I ran a 30 miler, the NYC Marathon, and the Knickerbocker 60k within a 5 week window.  I showed up to the start line of each race feeling rested, energized, and ready to run. 30 mile training run:  (8:34 pace) NYC Marathon: 3:46:49 (8:40 pace) including a 15 min negative split and 8:01 […]

Mustela Review + Giveaway


Mustela is the #1 Baby Care and Stretch Marks Brand in Europe and just began selling their line of products, including the 9 Months and Bebe lines, in Duane Reade stores across the United States.  Mustela focuses on selecting only the most natural ingredients to use in their products – any questionable ones such as parabens, […]

Meet Claire: Youngest Female Badwater Finisher

Running along the white lines to prevent her shoes from melting from the hot pavement

I first heard about Claire Heid (now Dieterich) a week before the 2012 Badwater Ultramarathon (aka “the world’s toughest foot race”).  *For those not familiar with Badwater (the 135-mile trek through the desert), check out the race website or the post I recently did.  Claire was attempting Badwater at age 23, and if successful, would be the […]

First Step is Believing + Review of Saucony Guide 6

5k results

My biggest goal right now is to make the 2013 Saucony Hurricane Team.  In order to even apply, I have to run a qualifying time in the 2012 calendar year.  We are 2/3 through November and I find myself with my back against the wall and the clock winding down. I’ve been hesitant to discuss […]

Remembering How to Run Uncomfortably

First real "race" postpartum

I am slowly starting to feel more and more like myself when I run.  I’m not at my pre-pregnancy shape or pace (and don’t expect to be there for some time), but I feel stronger each day I run. Since my son was born (almost 2 months ago!!!), I have tried to take it one […]

Gone For a Run Winner + Upcoming Giveaways

Race For Recovery

I apologize for not announcing the winner of the Gone for a Run giveaway sooner!  The last few weeks have been a bit hectic. The randomly selected winner is: Katie from Mom’s Little Running Buddy! Please email me at You have one week to contact me to claim your prize before a subsequent winner is […]

Race for Recovery 5k/10k

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

After watching my Facebook page fill with status updates and photos of my fellow Staten Islanders as well as friends in NYC helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy last week, I knew that I needed to find a way to help.  Logistically, it’s difficult for me to physically help – having an (almost) 2 year […]

More than Jersey Shore or Mob Wives

One of my favorite pictures (Source: Reuters)

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me the last week.  As I’ve already expressed, my family is safe.  My house was left virtually untouched.  We were without power and heat for the better part of the week (both have been restored).  But it seems like nothing compared to what so many people […]

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