New Running Shoes & Real Life Workout Recap

adidas energy boosts

  This was not exactly an ideal half marathon training week. I had a few things working against me such as my period, the time change and my son’s hockey schedule, which definitely made things challenging. Notice I don’t even blame the blizzard! It’s not that I missed a workout, no, it’s that I needed […]

Bar Mitzvah is here! (half marathon training week #4)

NYCRUNS Falling Leaves Half Marathon Training Week 4

  I have been waiting for October 15, 2016, the date of my son’s Bar Mitzvah, for several years and here we are! This is the imprint inside of the custom yarmulkes for the Bar Mitzvah service. A yarmulke is sometimes also called a kippah. It is the little skull cap that covers the head, usually worn […]

NYCRUNS Falling Leaves Half Marathon Training Week #3

NYCRUNS Falling Leaves Half Marathon Training Week #3

  The leaves are finally starting to fall around here in New York which excited me this week because I had been waiting to take some sort of falling leaves photo to use as a header image for my NYCRUNS Falling Leaves Half Marathon training recaps! As I designed the below image, I found it […]

NYCRUNS Falling Leaves Half Marathon Training Week #2

running path

  Overall this was a terrific week of running. I bounced back to running real quick after being sick which was a little surprising actually but I am not complaining. My legs felt fresh and renewed for just about every run which maybe had something to do with the chillier morning air, lower humidity and oh, […]

I Was Sick/Half Marathon Training Week #1


  This is not exactly the training recap post I planned to write when I started entering my workouts earlier this week. I ended up with a terrible virus Thursday night which derailed me and the rest of the week’s training! It all happened so suddenly. I mean, I sort of felt like I had […]

Site Stuff, Running is Mental & Nursing Moms (TBT)

benji first birthday

  My site is finally fixed! My site is finally fixed! Do you have any idea how happy this makes me?! Actually, it feels weird to have a normal functioning blog. And almost scary. I am afraid something else will go wrong or that it isn’t really fixed and a notification will pop up to […]

Half Marathon Training Starts Tomorrow! (workout recap)

gym day

  I forced myself to step away from my blog and laptop as much as possible over the last two days. I absolutely cannot handle the issues I am having here on the back end and so far, no one else can figure it how to solve the problems. If I didn’t love my blog so much and […]

8 Mile Workout – increase speed, ability & endurance

New 8 Mile Workout which is engaging and challenging in a good way! Work on your tempo paces and customize it to fit your current training plans

  I love when I come up with a new running workout not only for myself but for you too! With half marathon training behind me, I am back to figuring out the structure of my runs all by myself without Laura‘s training plan telling me what to do each day. I certainly miss training with […]

Running & Workout Recap 5.2.16 – 5.8.16

running shoes

I typed Long Island Half Marathon Training in the title before quickly realizing that my training is over! Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day! We are getting ready to go out now for our favorite Mother’s Day early morning breakfast tradition, AKA my favorite morning of the year. When I looked at our previous Mother’s Day […]

Long Island Half Marathon Training Week #7

long island half marathon training week 7

  And just like that I am down to the last week of my training plan with Laura which means it’s taper time. Wow! I am still trying not to look ahead just yet to next Sunday’s weather forecast. However, since it is already popping up in the weekly forecast on my phone, I can’t avoid […]

Recent Eats


  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s guest post regarding tune up races. Laura really is the greatest for explaining the running stuff. If you don’t already read Laura’s blog, she actually shared a wonderful post last week about how she is making sure she eats enough during her marathon training. I think this is why I love her […]

The Benefits of Tune Up Races

benefits of tune up races

When I signed up for the 10k race that I ran a few weeks ago, it just so happened that it fell at a perfect point in my training schedule which made it a tune up race for my upcoming half marathon. I thought it would be beneficial for all of us to learn a […]