Pre-NYC Half

race outfit

The NYC Half Race Recap will be up tomorrow but I’ll save the suspense…I PR’d by over 2 min!!! I didn’t get my sub-1:32 but I was darn close (1:32:23) and could NOT be happier with how the whole race went.  I don’t think the smile has left my face since I crossed the finish line.

And want to know one of the best parts about the weekend?  I am not the only one who PR’d…SO many friends set massive PRs this weekend:

  • Kristin ran the LA Marathon in 3:20
  • Ashley ran a 1:43 at the NYC Half -> PR by over 2 min
  • Jess took 10 min off her half and ran the Rock N Roll Half in 1:33
  • Gia got her BQ at the LA Marathon after missing it by 10 sec in the fall – she ran a 3:32
  • Theodora ran a 5 min PR in 1:50 at the Rock N Roll DC Half
  • Erica got her sub-2 half at the NYC Half
  • Lindsey crushed her previous marathon PR with a 3:13 at the Shamrock Marathon
  • Ashley ran a 2:05 to crush her PR that she’s had for 5 years at the NYC Half

On the Run Interview

I am so happy and honored to have been featured in their coverage leading up to the NYC Half. In case you missed it on WABC or on their website, here is the video:

Saturday Expo + Shopping

I headed to the NYC Half expo Saturday morning to get my race bib (with the coolest # ever – 1234!).  It couldn’t be located so I had to be given a replacement one (#1900).  Kind of bummed because 1234 sounded fast but I forced myself to not something as trivial as a race # pysch me out.

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    Got Chocolate Milk?

    Source: Weber Shandwick

    My weekend in Galveston, TX was a whirlwind.  I’ve been a spectator at many races before, but I had yet to experience it as official media.  (Tomorrow’s post will cover the IM race)

    As I mentioned in a post last week,  I was recently contacted by representatives from the REFUEL | “got chocolate milk?™  campaign to come to Galveston to meet Chris Lieto, participate in the unveiling of his new ad, and watch the half-Ironman.

    I flew into Houston late Friday afternoon and met up with the other 4 bloggers who were participating in the weekend’s events:

    –     Monica from Run, Eat, Repeat
    –     Kelly from According to Kelly
    –     Ray from DC Rainmaker
    –     Ben from Everyman Tri

    I started Saturday morning with a sunrise run – eight (or so) hot, humid, and sweaty miles along the beach.

    After the run, I stretched and drank water in my room (and finished the first Hunger Games book!!) in preparation for a scheduled group run at 9am.  When I made my way down to the lobby, I found out that we were going to have some pretty awesome company on the run – Chris Lieto!  He was incredibly friendly and down to earth.  If you didn’t know he was a world-class triathlete, you would never assume it from talking to him. (Note: If you aren’t familiar with Chris’ bio, I would recommend spending two minutes and reading it – he didn’t start doing triathlons until he was 25 years old and even had to overcome an accident that fractures his foot in over 50 places which doctors felt would prevent him from ever running again)

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