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 PR…so 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 to maintain and a couple […]

2014 New Jersey Marathon

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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 talked about last week – ran […]

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 north. After getting turned around a few times (due to road closures), we […]

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 going on last week, I didn’t make much progress. Race […]

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 cover – for the race. We had […]

Asics Giveaway Winners

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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 participated in the Asics Giveaway. The two winners […]

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 been dealing with here, the 75+ degree days […]

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 Asics.com. 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 meet this weekend – there will be a post later […]

New Year, New Goals

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Happy New Year!!! After a string of some wonderful days of running, I woke up on New Year’s Eve with a headache, congestion and general body aching that always indicates the start of something more serious. Stupidly, I forced myself through my first brick workout in months – 45 min on the trainer followed by […]

The Dichotomy of Running

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Why is it always that the things that make us the happiest also have the ability to make us the saddest? These past few weeks have been a perfect example of this. During my most private moments, I find myself wanting to cry over the disappointment from Philly. When I let my mind wander, it immediately […]

Philadelphia Marathon Race Recap

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So first some GREAT news! I was selected as one of the 20 Inspirational Runners in the US by Dailyburn! The people on this list are amazing runners and people and I’m incredibly honored to be put in the same category as them. ——————- These things are much easier and fun to write when it’s […]

2013 Philadelphia Marathon – Lesson in Not Quitting

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First, I just want to give a HUGE congrats to Hallie, my “cadet” from the Saucony 26 strong team who is a marathoner!! Congratulations, Hallie!! =) This isn’t the post I had planned on writing. I ran a 3:23:02 yesterday – almost 90 seconds slower than my PR was not how the day was supposed to […]

Training for Finish Line not Finish Line Clock: Philadelphia Marathon Goals

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My target race, the Philadelphia Marathon, is just four days away. I’ve talked about the things I’m doing differently this training cycle. It has been the most enjoyable, exciting training cycle to date – and I think the primary reason is that I have eliminated the stress of going after a certain time. I often go into a […]

BIG Weekend + Training Catchup

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Guess what’s happening this weekend!?! It’s my husband’s first Half-Ironman!!! I think I’m more excited and nervous than he is!! I finally am getting to experience what it feels like to be on the other side. I am so proud of my husband for putting in all the training the last few months for this […]

RnR Philly Half + Benefits of Using a Running Coach

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Tomorrow, all of my boys will be staying at home as I make the short trip for the RnR Philly Half. I’m a little excited, a bit nervous, but surprisingly, mostly calm about the race.  There is a HUGE part of me that would love to PR on Sunday. My PR stands at 1:32:23 from […]

NJ Marathon Race Recap

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First, thank you SO much for all of your encouraging and supportive words on my last post – I’ve reread them over the last few days numerous times and they’ve helped put me back on the right track.  Physically, I feel great.  My legs were a little sore on Monday (not even 1/2 as sore […]

Initial Thoughts on NJ Marathon (Failure)

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So, yesterday’s marathon did not go as planned.  I didn’t hit my A, B, or C goals.  Instead, I got my first DNF (did not finish). Long story short (I’ll go into more detail in my next post).  I got charlie horse-like cramps just past mile 22 (my garmin said 22.5 but it was a […]

NJ Marathon Info!

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Hey everyone!! I have SO much to share with you regarding my week in Atlanta with Mizuno. We are on our way home after a fun, exciting week but my mind is focused on one thing – the NJ Marathon on Sunday.  After months and months of planning, training, and imagining this race, it is […]

#BostonStrongSI + Taper Begins

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The #BostonStrong runs are being held tonight.  After I wrote about the one being organized in NYC, I made the decision to organize one in my hometown: The FB event page is located here.  We have over 100 people running or walking in support of Boston tonight.  PowerBar is sponsoring us so there will be gels, […]

Making Time for My Spouse’s Fitness

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Don’t forget to enter the Garmin Forerunner 10 Giveaway!  I saw a tweet last week from a new dad saying he was happy to be getting back on track with running post-baby.  My first thought was along the lines of Post-Baby? You didn’t just have a baby!!  But after letting his words sink in for a […]

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