Category Archives: Running

That Time I Thought I Had A Stress Fracture

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Funny story: half marathon training might be driving me crazy. And by might, I mean it definitely is.

I’m not even in the taper portion of my training cycle and I’m already losing my mind. For the greater part of two whole days I was 100 percent convinced that I had a stress fracture Read More

My 2016 Half Marathon Training Plan

half marathon training plan

A new half marathon goal, a new half marathon training plan!

It’s really crazy to think that the upcoming NYC Half Marathon (which I’m running with Team for Kids!) will be my SIXTH half marathon. It still feels like only a short time ago when I signed up for my first, which was on a total whim and supposed to be a one-time deal. HA!

Obviously that plan didn’t pan out how I had planned! Of course, that’s definitely a good thing. I can’t imagine my life without running now and I’m so excited to embark on my first goal race in a really long time Read More

January 2016 Running Playlist

january 2016 running playlist

I’m mad at myself. I used to do these running playlist updates consistently every month, but I’ve been so bad at keeping up with them lately, which is a shame because I don’t update my running playlists as often and listen to the same batch of songs over and over again for far too long Read More

The Best Podcasts for Running

best podcasts running

About four years ago, I don’t even think I knew what a podcast was.

OK, maybe that’s a little bit of an exaggeration. I’d probably heard of podcasts and generally had an understanding of what they were, but the word sounded so boring and foreign to me that I had zero desire to find out anything more.

Little did I know, podcasts are basically the exact opposite of boring (well at least the good ones are). They’re entertaining, like a Netflix binge, but for your ears Read More

Why I’m Running the 2016 NYC Half Marathon with Team for Kids

running with team for kids 2016 nyc half marathon

From the outside, running might seem like a pretty basic sport, maybe even boring. If you’re not a part of the running community, I can totally understand why you would see it that way.

But really, it’s so much more than what most see on the surface, because every runner, no matter how long they’ve been at it or how fast or slow their pace is, has a reason for lacing up their sneakers and hitting the road.

And for most it’s not just one reason, but many. Me personally, I run because I truly, genuinely enjoy it. I run because it keeps me healthy. I run because it helps me de-stress. I run because I love being active. I run because I love to eat. I run because it sets a good example for and inspires others.

Plus, there’s the sense of community, camaraderie and just general bad-assery (yes that’s a word) among all runners that takes the sport to an entirely different level. When you experience it—like when you’re running your first race ever, helping a friend reach one of their big running goals or cheering on a marathon—it gets your adrenaline pumping, it causes your heart to swell and sends chills up and down your spine. It’s truly inspiring. At least that’s how it makes me feel, and these are all some of the reasons why I decided to run the 2016 NYC Half Marathon with Team for Kids Read More

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