Night Before the Race: Montgomery Marathon

That was an exhausting couple of days, but overall really successful! I am so glad to be on my way home though… to bed for lots of sleep. On Friday afternoon, I headed for the airport to catch a flight to Atlanta. I learned a few weeks ago that I would need to be there for training on Friday morning, and I noticed that the day corresponded nicely with the Montgomery Marathon in Alabama – just a two hour drive {Read More}

Strong Beer, Strong Legs, STRONG Weekend!

This post is coming to you from the plane back to Denver from Phoenix, where I spent an epic weekend visiting Adam. It was honestly one of the best weekends ever, and the only downsides were that I didn’t get enough sleep and also had to get up at 4am in order to catch my flight home :( But I didn’t want to go! On the mad dash to the airport this morning (Adam and I both agreed it was {Read More}

Night Before the Race: Melbourne Music Marathon

What a fantastic weekend! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you already know how thrilled I am with Sunday’s race results… but I have to say, going into it I wasn’t feeling all too confident. Thursday night, I was lucky enough to have dinner at a restaurant I’ve been trying forever to get into, Marmalade. It’s a bit pricey because it’s prix-fixe, but the food is fantastic! If you are ever going to Old San Juan, I would {Read More}

Night Before the Race: Prince of Wales Island Marathon

So you already know about my day exploring the island and getting to meet people at all the businesses in town. But I wanted to still do a proper “night before the race” post, especially given how impressed I was with the race organizers for their fantastic night before the race festivities. Upon walking into the Craig Tribal Association where the dinner was being held, I was immediately impressed by the decorations. Lining the walkway to the main room were {Read More}

Race Report: Colfax Marathon

This is a delayed race report; I ran the Colfax Marathon on May 18. I knew going into the weekend that it was going to be a fairly low-key one, since most of my friends in Colorado weren’t going to be in town. In spite of that, though, Friday ended up being pretty busy after all – I took a cool training class on the retail/consumer products industry, attended an all-advisory meet-and-greet lunch at the office, worked on a really {Read More}

Night Before the Race: New York City Marathon

This year, like every other time I’ve run the New York City Marathon, I’ll be writing my recap in multiple posts. This marathon is too amazing for me not to share every single detail! But this year, unlike every other time I’ve run the New York City Marathon, I will be actually completing the multiple posts, instead of just leaving you hanging. Hooray! (And in bonus good news, I just found a whole bunch of almost-complete-but-never-published race reports on my old {Read More}

Night Before the Race: Niagara Falls International Marathon

I am still completely on cloud 9 after yesterday’s finish at the Niagara Falls Marathon. I know I’m being incredibly repetitive, but I just cannot believe that I have actually finished 99 marathons and am on track for NYCM to be my 100th! But back to the beginning. I got into Niagara Falls late on Thursday night, and headed to the expo on Friday morning, shortly after it opened. I was glad I did – because when I went to {Read More}

Night Before the Race: Hartford Marathon

After having such a miserable time at the Yonkers Marathon, I really wanted Hartford to go well – and so I was pretty nervous in the days leading up to the race. In particular, this time around, I was much more careful about what I ate! I started my carb loading on Thursday, having a bagel for breakfast, Indian curry over rice for lunch, and pizza + beer with Laura, Theodora, and Ashley for dinner. (Okay, so the beer wasn’t the {Read More}

Race Report: Adirondack Marathon

The Friday/Saturday leading up to the race was fairly uneventful. I worked in Dallas till Friday afternoon, then flew home to NYC on Friday night and pretty much immediately went to bed upon arrival. Saturday morning, I was up early to run errands (by bike!) and pack for the week, then at noon I was off on the Megabus to Albany. Less than 24 hours in NYC! Sometimes I really miss being home. Saturday night, my mom and I had {Read More}

Night Before the Race: Bozeman Marathon

I got into Montana on Friday night, after working for the morning at my client. My friend Lauren was at the Bozeman Airport to pick me up as soon as I arrived – but not before I got this pretty picture. From the second I landed, all I could think about was my eventual move to Colorado, and how the Rockies are absolutely the right place for me. Seeing the mountains as soon as I got off the plane filled {Read More}