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April 11th, 2014 - 8:23 am § in Exercise, Running Through My Mind, Wellness

Born to Run

At our wedding, my mother-in-law jokingly expressed a wish that my “athletic genes” would be more prominent in her future grandchildren, since her sons never really had a strong desire to be active. I never really thought much about what genes had to do with it…I mean I just had a [...]

April 8th, 2014 - 4:00 am § in Marathon Training, Wellness

Getting Back Into a Florida Routine

Now that we are officially unpacked, we are able to get back into our routines. I never realized what a creature of habit I was until it was physically impossible for me to keep my habits. Even when I am traveling a lot for work, I have a routine…which is easy to do since I […][...]

April 2nd, 2014 - 12:45 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training, Running Through My Mind, Wellness

March in Review

Had a really busy March, which included a lot of travel, milestones and changes. So let’s start from the top! Weekend in AZ: Where I learned hiking is not for the weak A few of my favorite colleagues and I had the opportunity to attend Kurt Warner’s Ultimate Fan Experience at the beginni[...]

January 22nd, 2014 - 9:02 pm § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Training for a Good Cause: Team Challenge

Way back when I started this blog, nearly three years ago, it was in part to track my first major race — a half marathon. I didn’t do it alone though, because I am not as fancy as many runners out there. Since I had a family connection (my dad), I decided to do it […][...]

August 20th, 2013 - 7:50 am § in Exercise

Headbands: I need suggestions

“How much do you want to cut it?” “Not that much, I need to be able to pull it back into a ponytail.” For the longest time, that was how a haircut started for me. I was terrified to cut my hair to a length that rendered the ponytail impossible. When I finally worked up [&hell[...]

July 31st, 2013 - 12:48 pm § in Marathon Training, Running Through My Mind

Regretting My ‘No Marathon’ Decision

A few months ago, I decided to postpone running the NYC Marathon for another year. At the time, I had a summer filled with travel (that hasn’t changed) and a really busy work schedule (also hasn’t changed and relates to reason number one). Now with everyone’s training in full swing[...]

July 1st, 2013 - 12:57 pm § in Exercise

The Buddy System

I tend to have to schedule my workouts during the week, which means I sweat it out alone (or with my trainer). But the weekends are when I get to meet up with my workout buddies. It takes a lot to drag me out of bed on the weekends (let’s be honest, I have to […][...]

June 5th, 2013 - 11:53 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Happy National Running Day

This morning a friend asked “Who puts National Running Day, just two days before National Donut Day?” ¬†Of course, I haven’t had a donut in who knows how long, but I get the concept of running so that you can enjoy delicious food (or bloody mary’s–I love those things). [...]

June 2nd, 2013 - 10:57 am § in Exercise, Marathon Training

Dropping Down In Races

There was a sign yesterday that read “Bet you thought this was a good idea in March.” Guy with sign, I bet you have no idea how right you were. Back when I signed up for the ZoomaRun Annapolis Half I was all about it. The weather was perfect for training runs, I was looking […][...]

May 5th, 2013 - 6:33 pm § in Exercise, Food, Wellness

Can’t Resist: Spring Runs, Chobani and More

I can’t resist running in this weather. I am literally exhausted with tight quads and an aching back and the mid-60 weather and clear blue skies call to me. I am still getting used to running in my Kinvara 4 from Saucony and because the weather was super perfect I ran a bit longer in […[...]