I have fond memories playing soccer at sleepaway camp. The ball would come near me, I would get up from the grass, move over a few feet, and sit back down with the tickle of the blades on the back of my legs. In middle school, I couldn’t even make first cut for the basketball […]Read more "You’re a Runner. Period."
Any regular runner knows, this sport can be very unkind to the body. I’m not talking stress fractures and IT Band Syndrome. I’m talking about the other pesky hazards you encounter when clocking long miles – chafing, blisters, and bugs, oh my! For me, the blisters started in high school. Too often at running camp […]Read more "Chafing, Blisters, and Bugs, Oh My!"
Last night as I was running my second 5k in as many weeks, I realized– this is a race, so race it. I never used to wear headphones during races because I felt it was my time to focus on the goal. As my times started to steady, I became more interested in escaping the […]Read more "This is a Race, So Race It"
I stuck in the kiddy pool for a few years longer than I should have. Maybe it was because I liked the warmth of it. Or maybe it’s because any time I inched near the adult pool, my older brothers would try to terrorize me. At summer camp there were Red Cross cards with swim […]Read more "It’s Worth a Tri"
I work a 9-5. Most days, I’m able to leave pretty much on time. Occasionally, I feel guilty. Should I be staying later? Does it mean I’m not hardworking if I don’t? New York City is a work, work, work culture where everyone says they’re busy, busy, busy. In the last few years I’ve come […]Read more "Your Most Precious 25 Hours of the Week"
During the early months of my running renaissance in 2012, my friend Adeline, who was new to running, got a crazy idea – let’s sign up for the lottery for the NYC Marathon. Less than 10% get in, so most likely we’d be off the hook. But we were determined, and were considering running for […]Read more "It’s Always Been About New York"
Isn’t that a nice way to live life? Too often, it feels like we’re rushing. Us northeasters could certainly learn a thing or two from the south. Too bad this doesn’t translate as well to racing. Last night I raced a 5k. It felt like I was running so hard. And yet, I was so […]Read more "Take It Slow"