NYC Marathon Stories Feature!

Marathoning with Mom

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  Just a quick post to toot my own horn – I’m featured on the TCS NYC Marathon website’s Marathon Stories section! Although it’s written in first person, I didn’t personally write it, so they got a few minor details … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 14: Let the Taper Begin!


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This week, 14 out of 16, was the last week before the taper! I did my longest run, 22 miles last Sunday, so I took it easy early in the week to recover from that. Monday – Easy yoga class … Continue reading

Who Will You Wear Them For? (Skechers for Breast Cancer Awareness)


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As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You also probably know someone who has been affected by breast cancer: your mother, your grandmother, an aunt, a sister, a friend. If you are lucky enough to not have … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 13: Longest of the Long Runs


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This is a weekly recap chronicling the highs and lows of training for my first marathon: NYC 2014! To see previous weeks’ training recaps, click here. This week brought me into the last quarter of my 16 week marathon training plan! … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 12: City of Bridges


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This week marked 3/4 of my 16 week training plan. Less than one month until the marathon…I can hardly believe it! It was a great week of training, including lots of bridges and pretty city views. It ended with my first fall … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 11: Hamptons Half Marathon


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Week 11 of NYC Marathon training was a little bit of a cut-back week and ended with summery weather for the Hamptons Half on Saturday, and a late-September beach day on Sunday.   Monday – Easy yoga Tuesday – 5.5 miles (easy … Continue reading

Hamptons Half: Third Time’s The Charm

Tomorrow morning bright and early I will be running my third Hamptons Half Marathon! This was my first half marathon back in 2012, and I started training when I was still living in Sicily, finishing up my year teaching English. … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 10: The Big 2-0


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Week 10 of NYC Marathon training included my first 20 mile run, which felt like a huge milestone. I also started reading A Race Like No Other, a book about the 2007 NYC Marathon. This is how the introduction begins: … Continue reading

NYC Marathon Training Week 9: Off to the Races


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This was a busy week of training (my highest weekly mileage ever) that finished in races both Saturday and Sunday – the Fifth Avenue Mile and the NYRR 18 Mile Tune-Up! ~~~~~ Monday – Easy yoga class Tuesday – 5.25 miles (5 … Continue reading