Friday, March 19, 2010

Welcome to Hoboken run!

Well its been a while but I'm back at it! A lot has happened in since my first marathon in October little of which was actual running. I'd like to think as the past several months as cross training. I now live in a 3 floor walk up (which feels more like a 4 floor) and I'd like to think those stairs count for something! This past weekend I helped move my boyfriend Mike into his new apartment and he lives in a 4th floor walk up. I climb exactly 50 stairs each time I go up those stairs. Phew! If I don't have the most amazing butt by summer time I want a refund on my rent.. or something. But enough with the "cross training" blabber! Truth is I've done pretty much nothing exercise wise since 26.2 back on October 4th. But I'm back in the game it seems and I have set a tentative goal of running the Rochester Marathon on September 12th in Rochester, NY. I might be running with a few of my favorite people as well so this will be a great one that I'm looking forward to.

I now live in Hoboken, NJ so today was my first run not only since my marathon but also since I've moved to Hoboken! I was a little worried about having to stop for lights/cars but that was a non-issue since I ran along the Hudson River with a beautiful view of Manhattan. I think I'm going to enjoy running here. I did 3.6 miles in 38 minutes. Not bad for my first run back in the game. I feel good too. My right hip hurts a tiny bit but I stretched it out well. Quite a few of my friends here including my boyfriend and roommate are runners so I'm looking forward to running with them some days. Glad to be back! :)
Here was my running route for today:

Friday, October 9, 2009

I am a marathoner!

I did it. On October 4th, exactly a year after Lydia, Jocelyn, and I committed to running a marathon I ran 26.2 miles. Sub 6. I still can't believe it :) The support I had behind me was incredible & kept me going! Thank you everyone! Race recap will come in the near future, I'm a busy girl the next couple weeks!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The plan

revised my plan based on where I'm at now & the time I have left. Feeling good about this.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

12 miles, done!

The past week has been rough. Upon my retun from atlanta last Monday I learned a cousin had passed away tragically. He took his own life. Something that no one ever wants to face or anyone will ever understand. Its like a nightmare to think about and you never wake up from it. Ugh. My brother Bobby came down from Canada for the services and I did get to see him before I left so that was nice. I miss him a lot. A typical ride in the car with my brother from Thursday:

After all of those formalities I did have a good weekend, I went to a jazz and wine festival at Glenora with Seth and his family and it was a blast. He surprised his family with a gorgeous portable table he made and we had a big picnic overlooking the lake while listening to some good music. Can we just say perfect? His mom had all sorts of vegan foodstuffs for us, it was awesome! I made oatmeal cream sandwiches the night before to share with his family and those were a hit. I had Monday off so we took our time, stayed long after the band stopped playing and then went to Watkins Glen for some vegan soft serve ice cream. What!! I haven't had that since I went vegan! Amazing. He mapped out a 12 mile route for me to run and guess what.. I did it! Felt like I was going to die.. But I covered the distance and made a wrong turn or two along the way. Good times. Its weird running in rochester, a great way to see the city. Fortunately none of my wrong turns landed me in the ghetto. In all it was an awesome weekend. Annnndd.. Now I have some baking to catch up on.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Right of passage!

Oh my goodness! I'm so excited! I have the beginning of a black toenail!!!!! I know, I know, contain your excitement.. I've got enough for the both of us. I feel like its a right of passage, this black toenail thing. And while its just a small bit of my left index toe I still could not wait to share it with all of my running buddies because.. Well.. The general population thinks its gross and couldn't give two turds. But I've been working hard on sticking to my training schedule and feel this baby black toenail is a trophy. Annndd I will be covering it it nailpolish ASAP. Hahahaha

Saturday, July 4, 2009


10 miles! YEAH! so excited! the fun part about this training is everything is a personal record. i like this. Definitely felt the high on this run. felt amazing. now off to the beach! Happy 4th of July! Today I will also celebrate this day as independence from my hip. TAKE THAT HIP!

Friday, July 3, 2009