Back in March, some friends and I ran the Eastern States 20 Miler. When I first read about this race in the fall of 2016, I knew I had to register - the race starts in Maine, takes you down into New Hampshire and along the coast, and then into Massachusetts where the finish line is. I… Continue reading Eastern States 20 Miler
Towards the end of January, I decided to give up refined sugar for Lent. I did this for Lent last year and was successful, so I thought, "Why not do it again?" I'm always up for a good challenge! But I soon realized that Easter was just a couple weeks before the New Jersey Marathon… Continue reading Why I Gave up Refined Sugar for 60 Days
Well, it's the start of a new year and you know what that means - NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS! Personally, I don't mind the term "resolution". I think if anyone is trying to better themselves then that's great. But I also think "goals" and "habits" are other ways you can put it if you personally don't like… Continue reading Resolutions/goals/habits for 2017
Lately, I've received a lot of questions asking how and what I ate to lose 25 pounds back in 2015. And the short answer is: everything! 🙂 Now, I know that's not specific at all and probably not helpful, so I thought I'd share a few more details. I do want to preface this post by saying… Continue reading So, how did I lose 25 pounds?
Do you have a friend who is always down for crazy, spur of the moment ideas? My friend, Natalie, who lives in Boston is one of those friends. Natalie and I "met" through Instagram. Last December, she and I both ran the Happy Holidays Half Merrython in Gloucester, MA. We didn't know each other, but while… Continue reading Frosty Half Marathon – Thank you, Robert.
Earlier in November, I traveled to Charlotte, NC to run the Charlotte Marathon. It was my first time visiting the city and I absolutely loved it. I arrived on Thursday evening and the city was lit up in purple lights welcoming runners and celebrating the races that were scheduled for that weekend. I met up with… Continue reading Charlotte, NC – Marathon & Girls’ Weekend
The day after the B.A.A. Half Marathon, I ran the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women. I know...it might sound a little (or very) crazy, but I love the runner's high. So why not?! The 10K took place on Columbus Day at the Boston Common, and unlike on Sunday, it was blue sky. It was… Continue reading Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women
On Sunday, October 9th, I ran the B.A.A. Half Marathon in Boston. This was the third and last race of the B.A.A. Distance Medley, which consisted of a 5k, 10k, and now the half. I've been wanting to run this half marathon for a while, so I was really excited. A few of my coworkers were also… Continue reading B.A.A. Half Marathon
I'm trying something new this marathon training cycle, and so far I LOVE it! Guess what it is? NO MUSIC. I haven't listened to music while working out since the beginning of June. I found that whenever I was doing a hard workout, like a long run or hill repeats, I relied on loud, fast… Continue reading Something New I’m Trying…
Eeek, another hiatus from the blog! Every time I write a "To Do" list (which is every day, I'm the biggest list-maker), BLOG is always on it. Always. But then other things such as grad school work, cleaning, marathon training runs/workouts, etc take priority.. Anyway, I'm here to give a quick life update with the… Continue reading Training & Mini Life Update