Video: Why I Stopped Running + Refuse to Buy Maternity Workout Clothes

If you follow my blog, you know I stopped running for the most part once my half marathon was over. I tried to go for an easy 4 mile jog and it quickly turned into a mile walk, 1 minute on, 2 minutes off run/walk interval and finally a mile walk home. It took me […]

Boston Marathon 2015 Recap Part 1

I finished running the Boston Marathon today in 3 hours and 57 minutes – hitting my goal by just 3 minutes! I still can’t believe I did it. Let’s start at the beginning…  On Sunday morning I woke up at 3 am for some stupid sale you might have heard of… #LillyForTarget. I should have […]

Chicago Marathon 2014 Race Recap

Read part 1 of my Chicago Marathon recap here. As the gun went off, my heart rate soared with excitement. I was doing this. I was running this damn marathon even if I had to walk the last 6 miles. I knew I followed my plan religiously and had to trust “the training.”  I wasn’t […]

My First Marathon: Chicago Marathon Recap 2014

After training for over 4 months, yesterday I completed my first marathon in 4:17:42. Below is part 1 of my recap… Flying To Chicago on Friday, October 10th I did not miss one training run. My coach Jess was great at modifying my program to my schedule. My body was ready for this race. However, […]

Why I Was Wrong About Tapering

I thought I was going to like my first week of tapering. I thought I would enjoy running less, not being ravenous at all times, and being able to sit and work on my business. I was wrong. I can’t sit still! This weekend, I had two rest days, back to back. I can’t remember […]

Beginner Marathon Tips

For the past 4 days, I have been busy moving in Boston. I am still in the South End but now have a little more space. Moving while training for a marathon is exhausting! I ran 13 miles on Saturday morning and then had to pack, unpack, carry boxes out of the old and into […]

I’m Running The 2014 Chicago Marathon

If you have been reading my blog and not just the headlines, you already know what I have to say today, but I officially am running my first marathon in Chicago on behalf of Susan G Komen and the Ford Warriors in Pink! Also running with me is Tracie, a WIP Model of Courage, who […]

Marathon Training Tips for College Students

While I’m away on vacation, I asked you guys to submit topics for blog posts. Today’s features Shannon Mulcahy, a junior in college who is training for the NYC Marathon! I can’t imagine what it must be like finding the time for long runs with class work and busy social calendar so I asked her […]

Why Do Marathons Make Me Want To Cry?

While today may have been ideal for spectators, the Boston Marathon was anything but for the runners. I was lucky to snag a VIP bleacher seat at the finish line. The temperatures were expected to hit the high 80’s. I sat with my high school girlfriend Stacy (who ran 2-years ago) and her coworker Val. […]