Bored of Your Running Route?

Back when I was training for the NYC marathon in 2010, there came a time when the thought of yet another lap of Prospect Park was almost too much for me to bear. I had used my GPS watch to come up with new twists and turns through the park, so I wasn’t always just […]

Race Recap – Al Gordon Classic 4 mile

I hope everyone had a fun weekend! Saturday morning I ran the NYRR Al Gordon Classic 4 mile race, in my own backyard! (Well, Prospect Park, but it’s pretty close). I’m so used to working out the MTA’s chaotic weekend schedule and trying to get to random start lines in Central Park for early morning […]

My Workout Today

This morning I woke up today feeling a little under the weather – like my body was trying to fight off a head cold. Once I was up and about I felt a little better, so after I was done with my clients, I felt well enough to get a good speed workout in on […]

If a pack of zombies was chasing you, you’d run, right?

I’ve been thinking recently about motivation and how hard it is to kick-start a fitness routine. Once you really get going, working out just becomes part of your lifestyle, but it’s the beginning stages of an exercise plan that can be tough. I get it – if exercise isn’t part of your life right now, […]

January running doesn’t get much better than this! (Plus, a major PR!)

It’s perfect running weather right now! I skipped the gym and headed out for a run while the going is good!! The best part about my run today? Not that it was so warm out; not that it felt easy; not that I was running in beautiful Prospect Park – the best part was that […]

My Workout Today – Starting to Get Ready for Pre-Training, for Training, for Running the Marathon Edition ;)

I’m running the ING New York City marathon again this year! The last time I ran it was also my first and only marathon yet, back in 2010. It still ranks as one of the best days of my life, that’s what an incredible rush it was to be able to run and complete a full […]

My Workout Today

Baby, it’s cold outside. Too cold for this chicken to go for a run outside, so I made sure I got my run done at the gym this morning, before doing my strength training. In my defense, I have run outside in winter in Vermont, and it’s not actually as bad as you imagine when […]

The Best Tip About Running You’ll Ever Read

Are you ready? It’s a super simple tip, but I promise, it will change the way you feel about running, and while running. Here it is: You can always stop running. If your first response is ‘Huh?’ then allow me to explain. I often hear clients, friends, or random people at a party who’ve just […]

My New Favorite Running Buddy

Sleepy running buddy I went for a great run today in the park. Usually I run solo, leaving hubby to look after the bub, but it was so nice out today, it was almost nap-time, and I didn’t get my normal weights session in today, so out we went. Running with a stroller is nowhere […]

Running with GPS

That is me checking my watch for my mile split at mile 22 of the ING NYC Marathon. Running is a lot of things for me. It’s my favorite form of cardiovascular exercise, for sure, and I love testing myself by racing. But running is also my stress relief, my time alone, a way to catch […]