Personal Bests

  • 04/07 Boston Marathon3:33:22
  • 10/08 Hartford Half Marathon 1:46:23
  • 09/06 New Haven Road Race 20K 1:36:47
  • 08/04 Deary 5-M Road Race - my 1st race ever 39:37
  • 11/06 VMG 5K 21:05
  • 07/06 Boombox Mile 6:12

Breaking The Tape

Upcoming Races 2010

Stay Tuned!

Not Watching

A few weeks ago, I met my Running Partner (RP) (yes, I totally stole that abbreviation from you Jon!) for our weekly long run. I stood in her driveway and finished donning my gear while my Garmin quickly found the satellites. I quickly slapped it on my wrist and pressed ’start’ as we headed out [...]

MCM 2009 – Strategies and Analysis

One of the great things about running a marathon is the lessons to be learned once the sweat has been wiped away and the muscle soreness has subsided. Now that I can navigate the stairs again without crying, it’s time to take a deeper look at my race.

Pre-existing Condition(s)

It’s been two and a half years [...]

MCM 2009 – Always Earned, Never Given

The last time I tried to run a ‘destination’ marathon, I flew across the country to San Diego, caught “The Ick” and was unable to run the race. My second attempt at a ‘destination’ marathon found me at the start line of the Marine Corp Marathon this past Sunday morning. This is my very lengthy [...]

Smiles and Frowns from My Favorite Race

Labor Day (Sept. 7th) was the seventh time I’ve had the pleasure of running the New Haven Road Race 20K. There were smiles and frowns that day:

Smiles:

I had the pleasure of sharing my drive down to the race with one of my new training partners – she’s lively and funny and darn good company in [...]

The Goods

I’m thrilled to report that a few good things have been happening around here lately:

Free is Good

About a month ago, I received an email from a marketing company, offering me the opportunity to try out a Moving Comfort sports bra of my choosing. After carefully considering their offer for about 10 seconds, I responded [...]

The Race I Love To Hate

Runner-friends who know me well have heard me rant, rave, whine, complain and cry about how much I hate, despise, and loathe running in the heat. I find absolutely no joy in sweat-soaked slogs through humidity laden air whilst baking under a blazing sun. I try my hardest not to race during the summer months, [...]

Out and Back

Oh the suspense of the last eight weeks!

Here’s a quick recap for those of you with busy lives who want the quick-and-dirty: I just started running again about three weeks ago after five weeks of no running at all. I’ve withdrawn from the Half Iron and registered for the Marine Corp [...]

Rebel Without a Schedule

I’ve got this little race planned for June…something about a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, and a13.1 mile run. I have the physical capacity to complete each of the three components separately without a problem. Attempting to do them all on the same day, well…that’s the challenge, isn’t it?

Usually, when I undertake [...]

Staying Afloat

The half Ironman training is officially underway, and I have again been reminded of the power of training with other people.

The best addition to my training schedule has been signing up for a Master’s swim class. For the uninitiated, ‘Master’s’ does not mean ‘old people’ or ‘people who have mastered swimming’. In our class, it [...]

Doin’ The Limbo

Been quiet around here, huh?

Did you ever find yourself in limbo, dancing in that odd space in between life changing events? One moment ends and then a blank screen pops up with a little spinning hour glass. You know that a new screen will appear eventually, but it’s impossible to tell how long the hour [...]