DNF

I Did Not Finish a race this weekend. I’d like to think it happens to all of us, I hope it doesn’t happen to any of you. It was Sunday, 4/1 and the joke was on me. It was supposed to be my 1st 15k, I didn’t feel very good when the alarm went off, …

Upcoming Races

I may have gone a wee bit race crazy, I am registered for 8 9 * races over the next 3 months. The 1st race I ever ran was in October of 2011, about 6 months ago. Am I totally nuts for registering for so many races? some may say yes, I say a big NO! …

My 1st Half

I couldn’t have asked for a better 1st half, the crowd was energizing, my fellow runners were awesome and the course was perfect for a fan of  Manhattan. I spent the 45 mins – 1 hour waiting to start talking to lovely runners in my corral, a middle-aged woman from California who had run so …

NYC Half

In 10 days I am running my first half marathon, the NYC Half. I am nervous, excited, freaked, worried and thrilled. I’ve wanted to run this race since I first noticed it 3 years ago. I wished I could run, run fast enough, run far enough to be able to finish. In 10 days I will run …

Smoothies

Not much can compete with a post run smoothie; cold, refreshing, replenishings and (at least for me) usually chocolate. Whoever started the post workout smoothie trend deserves a gigantic medal. Although chocolate based anything is my favorite I am open to other types of smoothies. When I’m out of chocolate (imagine the horror) a fruity …

Running Alone

I think all runners will agree that running with a group, your other half or friends can be motivating, exciting and fun. I’m sure from time to time we have all had the though that running alone was quite, lonely, peaceful boring and or therapeutic. I like running with others, occasionally.  For me, there is something …

Bad Day

Bad days happen to good people. The kind of bad day where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. The kind of bad day when you feel like a dark rain cloud is following you around. The kind of bad day that encompasses everything from work stress, to friends and family drama, from needy …

Running With Asthma

I’ve found myself scouring the Internet and even asking my doctor for information and help regarding my asthma and running. I’ve been to a respiratory specialist and in two weeks I have an appointment with an allergist who may or may not be able assist further with my asthma.  From my searches and conversations I …