Off to the Races

Or, more accurately, back to the races. After taking a pretty significant break from racing—and running in general; apparently, I've become quite the fairweather runner in my "old age"—I got right back into the swing of things last Friday with the NHTI Delta Dental 5K in Concord. And when I say I got right back into... Continue Reading →

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Running in the New Year

"So, when was the last time you ran 6 miles?" Gary asked as we pulled into the parking lot for the Lowell First Run, our first race (10k) of 2016, on New Year's morning. It was a valid question, and one whose answer was even sadder than I anticipated. "Uh...that time I ran 8 miles... Continue Reading →

84 Days

I've never liked training plans. Partly because I have a really hard time following them and I typically hate doing things I'm not good at. And partly because I don't like being told what to do—especially when an inanimate object is doing the telling. But mostly it's that first thing. Despite my general distaste for... Continue Reading →

I’m the Worst: Exhibit A

It was a beautiful May morning from what I remember, although I'll admit I've mostly blocked everything about that day from my memory. Gary and I were training for the Pack Monadnock 10 Miler and wanted to do a trial run (ha! get it?) on the course. Since my apartment is basically where the race... Continue Reading →

Nerds on the Run

When Tim and I got home from the Demo Tour last year, I thought it was really cool to be able to say I had run in 10 different states over the course of the summer. But now I can say that I've run in 6 states over the course of a weekend, which is clearly way... Continue Reading →

Shoe Envy

Can you be jealous of your own awesome new shoes? I feel like it might be a little weird, but seriously...these shoes are obviously incredible: I got these bad boys last week, but I didn't want to take them out before racing on Saturday and risk the plethora of ailments new running shoes can sometimes... Continue Reading →

The Art of Knowing When to Kick

I ran the Holyoke St. Patrick's Road Race on Saturday with two of my most favorite people, Nicole and Andrew. It was our second time running it, but this year was much different from last year. For one thing, this year it was 35 degrees, cloudy, and kind of windy out, while last year was... Continue Reading →

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