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 […]

Thinking Out Loud 4.7.16

frozen yogurt

  I think it’s great that Amanda (our weekly Thinking Out Loud host) has been enjoying herself in Hawaii but if you want my opinion, it’s time for her to come home already. My days are not the same without talking to her all day long! Saturday night following the 10k race, I had to […]

Hi From Boston!


Hello from Boston! My original plan was to post yesterday morning but then my wifi internet connection wasn’t working right so instead of fixing it, I used it as an excuse to take a break. I drank my Starbucks coffee (there’s a Starbucks here in the hotel) while watching the snow come down and it was quite […]

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 […]

Taper Strategies Q & A Style

Taper Week Strategies Q &A Style

  Just so you know, I am completely ignoring the weather forecast for the weekend which is talking about the possibility of tropical storm rain for my half marathon on Saturday. I can’t even talk about it. Since this is my taper week, I found it fitting to enlist the help of another one of […]

workout recap & figuring out my next race


If you are wondering when my next race is, you aren’t alone. It’s almost July which means I need to start narrowing down the fall half marathons on my list and register for something. Hmm. The Rock N Roll Brooklyn Half is October 10th. The Islanders just announced they will open their season against the […]

Adjusting To Warm Weather Running

how to adjust to warm weather running

  A while back I shared a list of races on my radar for the spring, summer and fall. The Long Beach 10 miler is this Sunday and I have yet to register. I have been waiting to confirm the weather conditions and really, to decide if running in the sunny beach heat is something I […]

Races On My Radar

races on my radar

    I woke up yesterday morning knowing it was cold out (in the 20’s) so I bundled up in layers after finishing breakfast and headed out the door for my run. My outdoor run was quickly canceled once I actually got outside. I was not expecting snow on the ground, not to mention, a layer of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekly Workout Recap 10/6/14-10/12/14

weekly workout recap

  This long weekend has been lots of fun so far (by fun you know I mean it has involved good food) but I will be back to tell you a little bit more about that tomorrow. For now we are talking about my workouts from the past week along with the fact that it is […]

Weekly Workouts Recap 9/8/14-9/14/14

weekly workout recap

I thought I would attempt to offer a weekly recap of my workouts since I am often asked what my routine looks like and how many miles I run on average. I never strive to hit a certain amount of miles each week nor do I plan out what each run or workout should look like. I […]