Back on My Feet in24 Philadelphia Entry Giveaway


I figured most of you don't want to read about my first week of recovery post-marathon (lots of eating, laziness and cuddling with the boys...and then handful of runs I have done have been easy-paced and short). And so instead of boring you with … {keep reading...}

Vitamix S30 Review and Giveaway


Over the holidays, our blender broke (totally my fault since I put the glass container within reach of the boys). My husband and I used the blender on a fairly regular basis to make smoothies and shakes and were looking for a good sale on a new … {keep reading...}

It’s More Than Just Running

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Two quick things. First, check back on Monday - I am super excited to be hosting a VITAMIX giveaway!! One person will win a Vitamix S30 (retails for $500). Second, the boys and I are in the May 2014 issue of Fitness Magazine!! It was a special … {keep reading...}

2014 New Jersey Marathon Recap

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Sunday was a great day - and so close to being perfect (had I run just 27 seconds faster, I'd have a shiny new close, yet so far!). It was great for so many reasons - I ran smart. I didn't bonk(!!).  I walked away with lessons learned, things … {keep reading...}

2014 New Jersey Marathon


Hi everyone! This isn't the full recap of the 2014 New Jersey Marathon (I have LOTS to say) but wanted to give you a cliff notes version of the day in case you didn't get my updates on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook =) I followed the plan I had … {keep reading...}

NJ Marathon – Take 2

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Sunday will be my second attempt at the NJ Marathon. After last year's bonking and DNF'ing (ugh), I thought I would never want to give this marathon another shot. I guess time makes the sting go away a bit because here I am...two days out from … {keep reading...}

Boston Marathon Highlights

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Monday morning started at the ungodly hour of 345am; I was out of the house at 4:30am enroute to pickup my sister, Nicole, on Staten Island and then Leticia in Brooklyn. Thankfully, we hit virtually zero traffic during our 200+ mile trip … {keep reading...}

My First 80+ Mile Week + Fitness Magazine News!


I started writing this post earlier in the week but between another stint of single parenting, Easter preparations and a few nights of poor sleep for the boys (which = me), I just didn't have the time or energy to finish it. Peak Week has come and … {keep reading...}

What is Glycogen Depletion Training?

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After I mentioned that I did not fuel or drink water during the 20 miler last weekend, I got a few questions about the reasoning behind it, so I wanted to share my thoughts (and in more than a sentence or two on IG or twitter). Let me preface this … {keep reading...}

Weekend Happenings and Training Catch Up

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Happy Monday!! I started off this morning with a 20+ mile run. Truth be told, I had initially planned on getting this run in yesterday but after a jam packed, fun and exhausting weekend, I made the decision to postpone it one day. I felt that it was … {keep reading...}

Training Update + LA Marathon Race Review


I called last week my "ease back into training" week. I didn't want to immediately jump back into tempo runs or 20 milers, so I focused on lower mileage, easier running, some core work and time on the trainer. Here's how the week went - there was … {keep reading...}

Spring Racing and 2014 Plans

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This post is a long time coming. And just plain long. I apologize in advance if it seems like a bunch of random thoughts thrown out. But there are a lot of factors going into my plans for the year and I want to try to explain them all so that my … {keep reading...}

Marathon Recovery + Descending Ladder


Truth: I am not the best with marathon recovery. Maybe because it's usually the end of a training cycle so the need to recover well to get back into training is low...meaning: recovery is not the most important thing. I tend to stay pretty sedentary, … {keep reading...}

Asics LA Marathon Race Recap

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Hello and Happy St. Patrick's Day!! I had wanted to write this recap early last week (actually, planned on working on it on the flight home) but between wanting to spend less time on the phone/computer and more time with the boys and having lots … {keep reading...}

Asics LA Marathon Weekend


Hi everyone! I am back home after a whirlwind few days in LA. The whole weekend from start to finish was indescribably amazing (but I will try my hardest to convey some of the highlights in this post!). And I apologize in advance for the number of … {keep reading...}

2014 Asics LA Marathon

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Just dropping in for a quick update! I am currently sitting in bed, hydrating and relaxing after a tough race this morning. I knew what the weather forecast was calling for, but I hoped that the heat would stay away - or at least that we'd have cloud … {keep reading...}

Asics Giveaway Winners


Hello from 35,000 feet!! Jess and I are happily on our way to LA. I will try to update you here on the activities over the weekend as much as I can but will definitely be posting pictures on Instagram and Twitter. Thank you to everyone who … {keep reading...}

LA Marathon Weekend + Goals

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In less than 48 hours, I will be on my way to warm, sunny LA to participate in the Asics Blogger Challenge. The forecast for the weekend looks absolutely amazing - a little warm (for my taste) for running a marathon, but after the crazy weather we've … {keep reading...}

Training Update + New Member of Our Family

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Don't forget to enter the Asics Giveaway I am hosting! Two winners will each win $150 for use on anything on It's officially RACE WEEK!! I am giddy with excitement about everything I am going to be able to do and people I will get to … {keep reading...}

Asics Giveaway

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This time next week I will be in California, getting ready to run the LA Marathon. The warm, sunny weather is going to be much needed, much-welcomed escape from the temps we have been dealing with in the northeast. As a member of the Asics LA … {keep reading...}

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