New York City Marathon Memories

nycm 1986

  In honor of the Marathon on Sunday, I thought it would be fun to share my dad’s memories again from his first New York City Marathon experience back in 1986. You know my dad ran the New York City Marathon three times right? So you may have read his post a couple of years […]

Junk Drawers + NYC Marathon Application + On This Day

NYC marathon-lottery

  Every time I do the laundry and it’s time to move the wet clothes to the dryer, I pray that when I open the dryer, it’s empty. You know, not filled with a load of clean clothes that I totally ignored forgot needed to be folded. Twice this week I was surprised elated to see […]

Marathon Plan (!!) + On This Day

pizza

  “I train really hard to make it look easy” – that’s what Shalane Flanagan said while being interviewed on Live with Kelly and Ryan. I had the television on in the background while I was working the other morning. Normally I tune out background noise but somehow, I picked up on her saying that […]

Marathon + Time Change + Weekly Workouts

weekly workout recap

    In honor of the marathon, every year I share the post my dad wrote about his memories from running his first New York City Marathon in 1986.  Here’s the link if you would like to read it. I remember being there on 1st Avenue, eating a chocolate donut. 🙂 You know I’ve toyed […]

Not Your Average Runner

not your average runner

  I am not your average runner. Who wants to be average anyway? While I meet many of the standard “you know you are a runner when” components (like my appetite), I realized that I stray far from the full list of average runner qualities. I came up with 6 reasons why I am not […]

New York City Marathon Memories

New York City Marathon 1986

It’s Marathon weekend here in New York! In honor of the Marathon on Sunday, I thought it would be fun to share my dad’s memories again from his first New York City Marathon experience back in 1986. You know my dad ran the New York City Marathon three times right? So you may have read […]

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 […]

What I Ate Wednesday 3.9.16

what I ate wednesday

I have to say – having your race entry determined by a random drawing certainly ups the excitement! I don’t think I ever logged into my bank account (to see if I was charged for the race registration) so many times in one day, or even, one year. I am surprised the bank didn’t call to question […]

I’ve Been Waiting For Today

  Today is March 8th. Today is the day of the New York City Marathon lottery drawing which determines entry into the 2016 New York City Marathon should you have applied for the chance at entry via the lottery. I applied. In January. When the entry period opened. Uh huh. I always said I would never […]

Reader Questions Answered – Marathons & Divorce Stuff

reader questions answered

It’s been a while since I answered some of the questions I receive through comments and via email here on the blog. As some of you already know, I always respond to your emails. Sometimes, I even drop everything I am doing to answer right away! I am so truly touched by how many of you think of me, write […]

NYC Marathon, Halloween Candy & Some Recipe Links

Halloween candy

  I know you are wondering what type of candy I will be giving out today. I didn’t figure it out until yesterday. Talk about the last minute. I don’t know, I just wasn’t into it. I must be getting old. I honestly didn’t care what kind of candy I gave out because, and forgive my […]

Life Tips Which Apply To More Than Planning A Wedding

red mango

  As much as I mention the three races coming up this weekend, I haven’t given the actual running of them too much thought. I just figure that running three races in 24 hours kind of implies that my typical race pace is out the window because there is no way I can run hard  each and […]