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 […]

ING NYC Marathon 2013 Recap

I can’t believe it’s over. It was at around mile 23 that I realized I was nearly done – that all those weeks and months of training had done their job and I had about 5K left to run. It was a long 5K, that’s for sure, but I knew I would make it at […]

Marathon Training Update Week 12 – Grete’s Great Gallop

After last week’s high mileage and long run of 19 miles, this week was a very much appreciated lighter week of marathon training. I checked my training schedule three times during the week, certain I’d missed a key run I was supposed to get done, because it almost felt like not enough running. One thing […]

The Prouty – Racing in Memory of my Aunt Mary [GUEST POST]

Today I am honored to have a guest writer sharing a post close to her heart, Lucinda Tokarski. You may remember Lucinda from being featured on Fit Mama Friday. One of the upcoming goals she mentioned in that feature was to ride The Prouty, a 50 mile bike race to raise money for cancer research, […]

The race that holds a special place in my heart – NYRR Oakley Mini 10K recap

Oh, Mini 10K, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! 1. It’s an all-women race – GIRL POWER! I kind of love this aspect, for a couple of reasons. First, the field is narrowed by half, so it’s usually way less runners than a regular NYRR race. Second, it’s just kind of […]

I Ran Brooklyn! NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon Recap 2013

I was really looking forward to the NYRR Brooklyn Half Marathon. I hadn’t run that distance since my son Roman was just 4 months old, when I ran the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in Woodstock, Vermont (a race I highly recommend, by the way!) Originally when I applied for Brooklyn, I figured I would be […]

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 […]

Three Inspiring Stories – the ING New York City Marathon 2011

I am no Amber Miller. Unlike the veteran runner who completed the Chicago Marathon at 39 weeks pregnant, and gave birth later that day, I spent the NYC Marathon Sunday relaxing my 7-month pregnant self on vacation. I was really sad to miss the marathon this year, both as a spectator and as a runner. I’ve […]