New York City Marathon: Canceled

I wrote about the New York City Marathon on Wednesday, when I was disappointed with the NYRR’s and the city’s decision to continue with the race. However, since then, I’ve learned a lot more about the current situation across the city – and now, I am actively hoping they make the last-minute decision to cancel it. I kind of can’t believe I just wrote that. Canceling the marathon at this time would be even more difficult than had they canceled {Read More}

75th Marathon: Coast to Coast Challenge!

Though I just got my recap of last weekend up yesterday, tonight kicks off another busy and exciting weekend. It all began when I finally took the time to tally up my marathons (in an Excel worksheet, obviously) and realized that I was starting to approach the 75 mark. With our decimal number system that has 75 as a big important number (it’s 3/4 of the way to 100!), I wanted to do something exciting for my 75th marathon. At {Read More}

Nuun Hood to Coast Application 2012

As you all probably know, I’ve been strengthening my running friend relationships lately. My fitness friends are so totally awesome – even if some of them are sometimes not the best influence on me. Me: “I’m doing two marathons in May… it’s going to be busy.”Jocelyn: “You should come pace me in the New Jersey Marathon on May 6!”Me: “Hmm… okay.”Jocelyn: “And I’m doing the Country Music Half Marathon on April 28… you should come run the full so that {Read More}

Becoming certifiable

After an angry night last night, it’s time that I cheered up and focused on the positive. On Monday, I got an email from the Road Runners Club of America. They offer certification to become a running coach, which is something I’ve toyed with doing for a while. The problem is, their courses fill up crazy fast – within hours of opening. You have to be pretty darn committed and quick on your feet to get in! Which I suppose {Read More}

Halloween Marathon!

Shortly after Friday’s post, I got offered a free entry to the Marine Corps Marathon and promptly accepted. I’ve heard great things about the MCM, and am really looking forward to the opportunity to run it. Now, what makes the race especially interesting this year is that it’s being held on Sunday, October 31st. Halloween! You know what means… I want to run in some kind of fun costume. However, I think whatever costume I pick should be somewhat topical/appropriate. {Read More}

My crazy plans still seem to be working!

This morning, I had my long run scheduled. I know it’s a Friday and not a weekend, but I have a girlfriend coming to visit for the weekend, so I didn’t want to make her sit around waiting for me to finish my long run. Plus, today is the first day of the new Financial Services practice fitness challenge for work, so I figured it would be great to intimidate everyone else by opening the contest with a 20 mile {Read More}

Healthy Meal: Pan-Seared Scallops with Ginger-Orange Spinach

Last night, I skipped my late night workout in favor of trying to get a bit more sleep, since I had woken up tired. That meant I only got in 45 minutes on the elliptical as my total workout for the day. I love that these days I refer to a 45 minute workout as “only” :) I got up again at 7am this morning, but this time didn’t have much trouble getting off when my alarm went off. I {Read More}

Back on the Wagon

Sorry for the six day disappearance – it would seem that I never get around to posting on my good days. Okay, not that this weekend constituted “good days.” I mean, they were fantastic days from a fun perspective, and from a Mexican perspective as well… but not so much from a diet standpoint. Saturday afternoon, I went to Mexican brunch with my book club, then went for Mexican dinner with my college girlfriends, then went to a dive bar {Read More}

Interview #1: New York Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough

Last night, my world record breaking self appeared on New York Nightly News with Chuck Scarborough. It was a crazy experience! The show was from 7:00pm-8:00pm, but I wasn’t going to be on until the last ten minutes, so I didn’t have to get there until 7pm. When I arrived, I was shown to the greenroom, told that the makeup room was next door, and that someone would come get me when it was time to go on. No more {Read More}

Virginia is for lovers April 17

This weekend, I was supposed to run the Virginia Creeper Marathon on Sunday. I don’t know what it is, but Virginia just seems to be a terribly unlucky state for me… I never get there and never make it to the race (Richmond Marathon non-report still to come)! This week, the issue was just that the flights were too full for my standby-traveling self. With 16 people ahead of me on the standby list (for a sold out plane that {Read More}