Tag Archives: Running

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

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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

Goodness Guide: The Best Spots to Run, Eat, Play and Relax in New York City + a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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This post is sponsored by goodness knows. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am blessed.

I’m blessed for many reasons, but one thing I’m especially grateful for and that I try my best not to take for granted is the fact that I get to live and work in New York City — also known as the greatest city in the world.

In case you didn’t already know, I’m originally from Long Island, New York. Ever since I learned about the city (probably from watching a movie like 13 Going on 30 or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) my sights were set on living in Manhattan one day. That dream became a reality in 2013 and I lived there for two years before transitioning to Brooklyn earlier this year. I still work in Manhattan, though, so I get to run, eat, play and relax in both boroughs on the regular.

Despite the fact that, like most New Yorkers, I complain about this city quite often, deep down I still love everything about it and the amazing energy it gives off every single day.

I’ve shared several different dining and workout suggestions here on Hungry Runner before, but today, with the help of goodness knows I’m creating a “Goodness Guide,” a list of five of my favorite places for running, working out, eating and more in New York City. Read More

Run Rock ‘n’ Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon – Race Recap

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Ahhh guys! This is weird. This is my first race recap since the New York City Marathon almost a full year ago! I can’t believe it took me so long to get involved with another race after that one, but I definitely did need a nice break from racing after that and I’m glad that I took the time to get back into running at my own pace.

Enough reflecting, though. You’re obviously here to hear about my Run Rock n’ Roll experience, so let’s get right to it Read More

Running a Half Marathon with Type 1 Diabetes

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When my friend Anna – a type 1 diabetic — first told me she wanted to run a half marathon, I was thrilled beyond belief.

But I was also concerned. There was no doubt in my mind that she could do it, but obviously running a half marathon with type 1 diabetes is an entirely different challenge than running a half marathon (which we all know is an incredibly impressive challenge on its own) Read More

The Best Core Exercises for Runners

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Psst! There’s a giveaway at the end of this post! So make sure you scroll all the way to the end of the page!

You’re an in-the-know runner, so you know that core strength is an essential part of the sport. (And if you didn’t already know that, well then now you do!)

But what are the best core exercises for runners? Well, it turns out the best core exercises for runners are also just the best core exercises in general. Meaning, the core exercises that have been determined as most effective at building core strength are the same ones that runners can benefit from the most Read More

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