The Great Golden Spinal Fusion-versary

Today is my back’s “golden birthday”. Nineteen years ago today on February 19, 2001, my life changed forever. Hello, stainless steel surgical rods, meet my scoliotic-ridden spine, of which you’re about to become intimately familiar. I’ve shared my back story many times over the years, from here on my blog to the Children’s Hospital of... Continue Reading →

Top Reads of 2019

Since starting a job in the city two years ago, I’ve become a ferocious reader. I often read while I’m on the subway, easily able to get lost in whatever story I happen to dive into. I've mastered the art of subway standing (sometimes it feels like a weird form of surfing) and not hanging... Continue Reading →

My New Favorite Disney Essentials

The fiancé and I went to Walt Disney World at the end of April - no running this time! We actually went purely for vacation (what an enjoyable change of pace)! The last time I was at Walt Disney World for the International Flower and Garden festival was when I was a 20-year-old on the... Continue Reading →

26.2 Thoughts After 26.2 Miles

We did it - Connor and I are marathoners! With more than 17 weeks of training under our (hydration) belts, we trekked 26.2 miles through New York City's five boroughs on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Many thoughts float in and out of one's head on race day, particularly when that race happens to be your... Continue Reading →

What’s Beyond That Line?

Will I cross that line? Well, this is it. After 17 weeks of training, this Sunday Connor and I take on the TCS NYC Marathon. Twenty-six point two miles through the five boroughs of New York City. It’s been 17 weeks of early mornings. Marathon training waits for no one. Alarms noisily woke us at... Continue Reading →

18 Miles Makes Us Feel Fine

Well hello, friends. It’s been a while! This past month has been a whirlwind of running and packing and running and moving...and more running. Earlier this month, Connor and I said farewell to Princeton and moved into a new apartment that's closer to the city. We've been enjoying a much shorter commute to work, so... Continue Reading →

Movin’ and Groovin’ 

Connor's Corner Column: After the thermodynamic wallop we took during the NYRR 7-Miler (read more here: The Dog Days of Summer Running), our recent focus has been about taking the lessons we learned from that race and turning the page. The weekday runs throughout August have us scheduled to hit a 4-mile shake out on... Continue Reading →

The Dog Days of Summer Running

Since someone loves summer running more than I do (...sarcasm), I'm turning the blogging reigns over again this week. Here's the latest post from Connor’s Corner Column: The beginning of August brings the promise that the end of the extreme, harsh summer temperatures is in sight. The only caveat; they still can rear their ugly... Continue Reading →

Fuel for Fire

Guesting on this week's edition of the marathon training log is the "Con" of #NatConathon, the one and only Connor! Week 3 of #NatConathon training is complete and fueling was this week's hot topic (in addition to the New Jersey summer temps!). This week's training called for long weekend runs of 4 miles on Saturday... Continue Reading →

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