Revolution and Evolution of a Runner

13. For some, that’s an unlucky number. For me, that number represents revolution and evolution. This Sunday I’ll be running the New York City Half Marathon. 13.1 glorious miles through Central Park, Times Square and on down to Wall Street.   When I was 39, if someone had told me that I’d be running Half... Continue Reading →

From Loner to Sister

When I first started running, I ran alone.  I always ran alone. It wasn't really a choice - I didn't know any other runners. But in a way, it was a choice.  With three young boys at home with me all day, I needed an escape.  Some quiet time. Me, the road, and Eminem on... Continue Reading →

Hello 2013!

2012 turned out to be a pretty good running year!  My blogging skills have been abysmal, but I made real strides towards accomplishing my goals.  Yay!The big things:I lost 22 pounds!  I was aiming for 30, but I'm happy with 22.  I'm down 2 dress sizes.  How can I complain about that?I PR'd in a... Continue Reading →

13.1 Shades of…

...Death. Last weekend I ran the Shades of Death Half Marathon here in New Jersey.  Compared to all other distance races I've run, it was pretty small, just a few hundred people. But it was awesome!It was actually run on my local training routes - I run Shades of Death Road all the time.  So... Continue Reading →

Crossing a different kind of finish line

I set myself some pretty tough goals at the beginning of the year.  My 30-30-30 plan.  30 minutes of exercise every day.30 minutes off my marathon time.Lose 30 pounds.It's the beginning of March, and I've made some headway.  I've lost 6 pounds. I'm faster and stronger. I've exercised 30 minutes almost every day.But now, I have... Continue Reading →

On the Road Again

The last month or so has had me off my game.  In January I developed a cough.  A really bad cough.  It started out with flu like symptoms which sent me to bed for three straight days - which never happens.  With 3 sons, I don't get much down time - but I was not... Continue Reading →

My 30-30-30 plan.

I love January 1st.  The whole starting over, resolution, new me, thing.  So I'm giving myself an overhaul.I've been running for 2 years now.  2 whole years.  And in that time, I've run 4 5ks, 3 half marathons and 2 full marathons.  Not bad for a newbie.  But in each race I just kind of... Continue Reading →

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