Weekly Workout Recap (plus race anniversaries)


While running yesterday morning, I realized that what I was wearing was what I wore for a race in 2014. Here’s the race picture! That’s the very same Nike ear warmer plus lululemon half zip with cuffins. Both are still in excellent condition to the point where you would think they were new for this […]

Half Marathon Anniversaries + Weekly Workout Recap

hershey half marathon

This time of year is huge for racing, especially half marathons and marathons. While I’ve never run a marathon (and honestly don’t plan on it), I did run my fair share of half marathons. Today is the seven-year anniversary of my first ever half marathon — the Hershey Park Half Marathon. Super crazy how time […]

10 Mile Race Today! (plus weekly workout recap)


Yup, I’m running a 10-mile race today! I was going to mention it on Friday but I hadn’t registered yet so I figured I would wait until I was 100% sure before saying anything. I’m running the Long Beach City Manager’s Race To Remember 10 Mile Race in Long Beach for the third time! Here […]

How To Taper For A Last Minute Race

How To Taper For A Last Minute Race

  When I ran that last-minute 10K in May, I started thinking about how to taper for a last-minute race. That is, if I’m even supposed to taper? Not everyone sets up and plans a race calendar every year. Most people don’t even train specifically for the races they register for, even when signed up in advance. […]

The 35 – 39 Age Group By The Races

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    I’m a week away from turning 40 and with that comes the end of the 35 – 39 age group for racing. I thought it would be fun to look back on the races I ran within the 35 – 39 age group which was the busiest racing period of my life! Just […]

10 Mile Race on Sunday!


  Well, I am about to run my first race in almost a year this Sunday! I’m pretty excited about it which is a great feeling. You know I don’t race often so having this excited race feeling is making it really fun for me! Although I did not train specifically for the City Manager’s 10 mile race, […]

What To Eat The Night Before A Long Run

What to eat the night before a long run

Laura and I spent a lot of time trying to find a recipe we wanted to make this week. We have plenty of recipes on our list but we are both training for races at the moment which affects what we want to put in our stomachs since what we eat can directly affect performance. […]

Running Survey!


  I got all excited when I read Lisa’s running survery post yesterday that I immediately copied the questions down to answer them for today’s Thinking Out Loud post! Would you rather… Have a post-race beer or post-race dessert? I think we all know the answer to this one! My evening plans after every race […]

Fall Race Calendar Conflict

October 2016 half marathon new york area options

  There are four fall half marathons in October that have been on my maybe I will run list for quite some time. I have been waiting until August 1st to make my decision as to which race(s) I will run but I am suddenly seeing a major conflict between my race calendar options and my menstrual cycle. I cannot plan […]

Hi From Hershey & Running Round Up

hershey bar

  Hi from Hershey Park! We have been having the best time this week and the chocolate isn’t half bad either… I have lost count of how many chocolate bars and Hershey Kisses I have eaten but hey, it’s Hershey Park. If you are here, you eat chocolate with every meal. 🙂 Anyway, I will […]

What’s Next?

what's next? running and workouts after training for a half marathon

  Now that the Long Island half marathon has come and gone, my training with Laura as my running coach is completed. You may be wondering — Well, what’s next? 1. Getting Back To My Usual Workout Routine. I am really okay with jumping back into my usual workout routine even though I LOVED training with Laura. I […]

TOL – Dinner at The Smith & Thoughts While Running

running shoes closet

  When I don’t take pictures of my meals, I feel as though they didn’t happen. I had dinner at The Smith last week. It’s one of my favorite places to eat in the city and I have not one photo to show for it. I have posted about my dinners at The Smith before […]