Year in Review & 2017 Goals

As I close out 2016 with an injury, I must say I couldn’t be happier to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017. It sure has been one hell of a year. I started the year full of optimism. In 2015, I blew away all my goals, achieving PRs faster than I ever dreamed possible … Continue reading Year in Review & 2017 Goals

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

Boston Training: Excitement Meets Self-Doubt

My bags are packed and I’m ready to go. The miles are in, the hard work is done, and the ultimate test is just 72 hours away. I’m really excited, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I was nervous, too. Like, really nervous. Five months ago when I was getting ready for … Continue reading Boston Training: Excitement Meets Self-Doubt

Boston Training: Week 14

As the calendar turned to April—race month—my training switched into a new gear: the taper. This past week was the first of a gradual three-week taper that is designed to maintain my fitness, but leave me on the starting line feeling fresh and ready to tackle 26.2 miles in less time than ever before. But … Continue reading Boston Training: Week 14

Boston Training: Weeks 10-12

This is it, training prime time. With the conclusion of week 12, there are just four weeks between me and Hopkinton, Massachusetts. I'm currently in the midst of peak week, and then it’s all downhill from there (well, except for those infamous Newton hills). The past three weeks weren’t exactly the norm for me. First, I … Continue reading Boston Training: Weeks 10-12

Why I’m Boycotting The Women’s Boston Marathon Jacket

On December 4, I was enraged. A photo of the 2016 Boston Marathon Jacket leaked. And it was pink and teal. Sure, the color scheme was painfully ‘80s (well, early ‘90s, to be exact), but that’s not what bothered me. What bothered me was that that wasn’t the color scheme for the men’s jacket. You … Continue reading Why I’m Boycotting The Women’s Boston Marathon Jacket