Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2016 – A finish line I needed

When I signed up for the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, it was kind of a whim. I had deliberately not made a note of registration day (the race sells out in less than an hour when registration opens), because I was already in for the Vermont City Marathon and the CBHM was just one week […]

My First Half Marathon Experience

Last week when I was out on a run, building up my base mileage for the Vermont City Marathon, I got halfway up the damn hill that’s been kicking my butt for the past couple of months and slowed down to a walk. And what was going through my head? I can’t do this. What […]

Brooklyn Half Marathon 2015 – Spectator Edition

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, I was killing it in the Brooklyn Half Marathon, running a PR I’d been training for months to nail. This year? Not so much with the speed, or the distance – more of a walk up to Prospect Park, wheeling a stroller with one hand, umbrella […]

Scenes from a weekend #54

I love this time of the year. That’s right, we finally got ourselves a Christmas tree. Every year we seem to be surprised when we realize Christmas is right around the corner – less than three weeks now! So we hunted…  And we gathered…  And then we decorated! It was SO much fun. When Roman […]

NYRR Oakley Mini 10K Recap – 2014

Confession: I kind of forgot I was running this race. Crazy, because I already explained last year how much I love this race – it’s girl power to the extreme. One of the original co-founders of the race in 1972 was running legend Katherine Switzer – who comes out every year and gives a spirited speech […]

Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2014 Recap. At least there was beer…

The Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Vermont – I love this half marathon. I really do. It’s stunningly beautiful – you start at the base of a ski field, then run through a pretty town, past farms, through a covered bridge, along a river – I mean, it’s so picturesque it hurts. What doesn’t hurt is that […]

Brooklyn Half Marathon 2014 – PR Baby!!

You know you ran a good race when you’re still sore two days later. I can’t remember ever being this sore after a half marathon. In fact, the last time I felt this way was after running 26.2 miles. In the last week, after I decided to attempt 1:45 at the Brooklyn Half Marathon, I […]

NYRR Run For The Parks 4 Mile Race Recap

It was a total last minute decision for me to run the NYRR Run For The Parks 4 mile race. Actually, I only signed up for it because of this: Now  that Roman is a big, grown-up 2 year-old, he’s officially allowed to enter the NYRR kid’s races! Holy cute. Their course is about 20 […]

Scenes from a weekend #5 (warning: some bragging involved)

How was your weekend? I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time! I went into the weekend already feeling warm fuzzies from the challenge I did for Elf for Health on Friday – leave an Operation Beautiful note. If you haven’t heard of this mission, please check out that link. […]

Scenes from a weekend #3

Mondays of holiday weeks don’t really feel quite so Monday-ish, do they? How was everyone’s weekend? We had a lot of fun this weekend. Saturday there was some playground adventures (a weekend staple). Two words: Shark. Gloves. I also finally got my hair cut and colored. Someone emailed me a photo taken a couple of […]