Placed Second + Can’t Eat Avocado + Recent Eats

town bagel

  Well, I should probably edit yesterday’s 5k race recap to include the race results now that I have them. I placed second for my age even after the whole dropping the phone fiasco at the start. My first race in the 40-44 age division! This is now the second time I found out that […]

Blue Ribbon Run For Prostate Cancer 5K Race Recap

5K race

  The funny thing about recapping a 5K is that the race itself is so short that you start to wonder what there really is to say about it to fill up a post. Not this time! I have a story. Everything was going smooth. I got to Syosset-Woodbury Park a little less an hour […]

Commack Coalition of Caring 5K Race Recap

pre-race breakfast

  I ran the Commack Coalition of Caring 5K race on Saturday. This was my first 5K race in over three years and only my third (or maybe fourth) 5K race ever! The 5K race distance was NEVER my thing. Lately however, I’ve had a change of heart. The idea of running shorter distance races […]

Week In Workouts Plus 5K!


  You may have seen on Instagram that I ran a local 5K race yesterday morning! I will have a full recap on the blog tomorrow but in the meantime, let’s look at the rest of the week in workouts. I would have actually liked to run more than I did but some weeks are just […]

First Race Advice + Workout Recap


    My best friend Heather is running her first ever 5K race today! She has taken up an interest in running as of late so this is very exciting. Heather is a regular at Orange Theory but decided recently that she would like to be able to run a few miles without stopping to […]

Thinking Out Loud 12.3.15

new years day race

  The week following a holiday like Thanksgiving is always difficult in terms of getting back into the groove. I don’t have an issue with my workouts because those are built into day and a welcomed part of my routine but the school day routine? The work day routine? Yeah, slowly killing me this week. I […]

A Fun 5k Workout

5k workout

  3 miles used to be my standard run. Over time, as I built up my ability and endurance, my daily running mileage increased to the point where I completely eliminated the 3 mile run as part of my routine. But see, running long distances day after day not only can burn you out and contribute to […]

Runner’s World Hat Trick Recap

Runner's World Hat Trick

  The winner of the #NYTough P & G Product Giveaway is Amy Laforte! Congrats Amy and thank you to everyone for entering! Recap time! As tired as I was Saturday night after running the 5k and 10k, I made it a point to take out my computer and start jotting down some thoughts from […]

Not Ready To Put The Race Medals Away

Runner's World Hat Trick Race Medals

  I am up earlier than I would like to be but I have a feeling it’s because my body is convinced it is time to get ready for another race. Running three races in two days and riding buses in the predawn hours which take you from your car to the starting lines will do that […]

Weekly Workout Recap 10/13/14-10/19/14

runner's world half and festival

  Good morning from Bethlehem, PA! I am just finishing up my coffee and then it’s time to head to the start of the half marathon. If you haven’t been paying attention, I am at the Runner’s World Half & Festival to run the Hat Trick (5k, 10k, and half). I have so much to […]

PB & Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffins

pb and pumpkin oat bran muffins

  Is it just me or is walking a 5k so much harder than running a 5k? I can’t tell you how many times I asked Kelly if we were at the finish yet. It was great to come together in memory Adam and to catch up with the entire family especially since most of the reminiscing […]