Race Recap: Bronx 10-Miler

Before I get into this race, I think it would be helpful to provide a little background. My original goal for the summer was to focus on short distances (i.e. not the marathon distance) all through the summer and fall. The plan was to run a bunch of 5k, 5 mile, 1 mile races, culminating … Continue reading Race Recap: Bronx 10-Miler

Back from Vacation, and maybe back to running soon?

I’ve been remiss in my blogging. I went on vacation and got out of my routine, and oh, how hard it is to get back to it! As an update on my vacation – it was fantastic. We went to Switzerland and Iceland, via the Iceland Air Stopover program. Each country is stunningly beautiful in … Continue reading Back from Vacation, and maybe back to running soon?

Training Update – August

After a rough July, August has been good to me. My fitness isn’t back 100 percent yet, but it’s getting there. I’m happy just to be running healthy right now. The focus this month was to rebuild my mileage and my aerobic fitness. That meant a lot of heart-rate based runs at slower-than-average paces for … Continue reading Training Update – August

Race Report: CASA Superhero 4 Miler and Midland Mile

This race report features double the fun after my double-header this weekend at the CASA Superhero 4 Miler and the Midland Mile. I don’t usually race twice in one weekend, but when I do, I do it in quest of a PR. So here’s the back story. Back in June when I was planning my … Continue reading Race Report: CASA Superhero 4 Miler and Midland Mile

Reflecting & Rebuilding

August is a new month, and I feel like a new person. After dealing with three different minor injuries in July, thankfully, August is shaping up well. After the calf issue I wrote about in my last post, I got back to running…only to have the tendons on the top of my opposite foot start … Continue reading Reflecting & Rebuilding

When Injury Rears Its Ugly Head

All good things must come to an end, right? For me, that means the end of my 16-month streak of staying injury free. Yesterday was my 9th day of no running due to an issue with my calf, right at the musculo-tendinous juncture where the Achilles’ tendon meets the base of the gastroc muscle. The … Continue reading When Injury Rears Its Ugly Head

Race Recap: McCarren Park 5k

It’s official. I’m no longer a resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I moved across two rivers to New Jersey, but before I left, I made sure to leave my mark at the McCarren Park 5K. As my fiancé and I were packing up our lives in Brooklyn, I was feeling pretty nostalgic. Then, as I was … Continue reading Race Recap: McCarren Park 5k

Confronting The Running Blues

The Boston Marathon was exactly one month ago today…and I’ve run less in the past month than any other month since I was sidelined due to injury more than 15 months ago—but this time, I’m not injured(ish). If you read my recap, you’ll know that Boston was a disappointing race for me. I know the … Continue reading Confronting The Running Blues

Race Recap: Boston Marathon

Training for a marathon is a long, arduous process. It requires dedication and sacrifice, early mornings and discipline. For months, I put running before almost all else in order to put it all out on the line on race day. It’s remarkable how 110 hours and 48 minutes of running over 16 weeks of training … Continue reading Race Recap: Boston Marathon