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!

The Quiet Running Chick

My physical therapist assistant classes are back in full swing, capturing all of my free time and brain energy. This semester holds some of the most daunting academic challenges that I’ve ever faced, and I question my sanity on a daily basis.

You know how somewhere around the middle of marathon training, you’re out doing a long run…you’re tired, hungry, chafing in new places and your legs ache on a molecular level…and you ask yourself “What the HELL am I doing? I could just stop running. I could be home sleeping!”

You know that feeling?

That’s me. Every day. And I’m not training for my next marathon (yet) although I have been running. I haven’t been on my bike since the century ride almost a month ago. Yoga is off the schedule. Sigh.

This week coming up, I have one written exam, two quizzes and two competency/skill exams. I’m only taking TWO classes, for Pete’s sake! I’ve been using the word “overwhelmed” liberally. I tell you all this because I want you to know where I am if things get too quiet around here.

There have been some highlights though:

I spotted FIVE deer on my long run this past weekend, and watched their cute fluffy white tails bounce across the field into the woods.

I’ve been experimenting with less fuel for my long runs, and the results so far have been positive.

I’m still wearing shorts and tank-tops, even for early morning runs.

The best news of all: My mom finished up the last of her 35 radiation treatments, and simultaneously finished up her latest round of chemotherapy. She’s been fighting her fifth battle with cancer since late April – she purposely put off her initial chemo so she could come see me run Boston – and has been amazing to watch. Her strength gives me strength.

If she can survive that, I can make it through this semester.

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