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 →
On Your Mark: Marathon Training Begins!
Today's the day: Connor and I embark on a 17-week journey training for our first marathon. Can't stop, won't stop! We gained entry into the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon through the New York Road Runners' 9+1 program, where you participate in 9 NYRR races and volunteer at 1 race. We ran quite a... Continue Reading →
Zaney to the Max
Are you pondering what I'm pondering? Well, sorry to disappoint, but the answer is "no," I don't have bologna in my slacks. But this past Friday, I was certainly zaney to the max! Connor got us tickets (Merry Christmas to me!) to see Animaniacs Live at Joe's Pub in the city and boy, did we have... Continue Reading →
Race Recap: United NYC Half Marathon
We may not have woken up in the city that doesn't sleep, but we sure ran through it on little sleep...does that count? Last Sunday, Connor and I ran our first non-Disney half marathon: the United NYC Half. We see our fair share of NYC given that we live in Jersey and Connor works in... Continue Reading →
The Great 30th Year Photo Project
#natalies365photoproject Last year on my birthday (when I turned the big 3-0), I embarked on a year-long journey of taking one photo every day for the entire year. This wasn't my first go-around with a 365 photo project; I did one when I first moved to New Jersey and started it on my 25th birthday.... Continue Reading →
It’s Raining Lear
"And thou, all-shaking thunder, strike flat the thick rotundity o' the world!" It all started when the virtual ticket lottery for Shakespeare in the Park was, well, much ado about nothing. (Which also happened to be the name of the first show of the park season...coincidence? You bet your Benedick.) So for the second show... Continue Reading →
Remember that time The Boy and I decided to intentionally miss the last train back to New Jersey from Penn Station on a Saturday night, wander around the city during the wee hours of the morning and then watch the sun rise from Coney Island? We do (though some of it's a bit fuzzy). Thank... Continue Reading →