Week 7: Beach Weather

The temperatures hit 50 this week, after some single digit and negative symbol nonsense. After all, it is ONLY January and we have many months ahead to deal with being completely numb. I got off the treadmill this week and hit the roads. I was able to reunite with so many of my running buds…

Week 6: Me & The Treadmill, A Love Story

I have to say, I thought that the weather was going to get better/I DON’T REMEMBER THIS FROM LAST YEAR//This is maybe the point last year when I said to my friend Alyssa, “I’m never doing a Spring marathon again.” And yet, here we are. This week was a little crazy in terms of weather…

Week 5: I Can’t Feel My Face

Christmas, New Years, TG FOR A DOWN WEEK! After a solid 50+ miles with no rest day last week, this was MUCH needed. The theme of the week, was “how long is it appropriate to procrastinate” aka vacation. I made another huge batch of sweet potato cookies, purged about 10 pairs of sneakers, and dabbled…

Week 4: Holiday Cookie Diet

Doing this blog post a little early, as to avoid being on my computer for Christmas Eve & Christmas. This week chewed me up and spit me out, so I feel weirdly tired and sad. I am hoping that being home with the family for the week will reset me entirely. I need it. That…

Week 3: Am I Athletic??

Another week, another existential crisis? Jk. Maybe. This was the third build week and I will give you a nice lil workout and brain recap. Monday I did 45 minutes on the elliptical in the morning and 45 minutes of easy running at night. The highlight being that I met coworkers out for a drink…

NOVA Jacket

I got to demo the new NOVA jacket last week and it is LIT! Running in the early morning or late at night in Boston has proven to be tough without a headlamp or something brighter than just reflective gear for bikes/traffic. This jacket solves this problem with actual lights (three light settings), a SUPER…

Boston Build – Week 2

Well that was a fun week! I am getting that itch back to have heavy mileage, six (or more) meals a day, and barely have time to get makeup on my face before getting to work. Just kidding, guys I never remember to wear makeup or take my sneakers off at work. I am really…

Week 1 – Boston Round 2

Here we go! Training for marathon number 6 has begun!!!! I can’t say I was super stoked to start this time…is that bad to say out loud? Well, I did. If you didn’t know, I spent a few weeks at the tail end of Chicago training in a boot with severe Achilles Tendinosis. A classic…

Brooks Altitude Training Recap

This past weekend, I attended the Brooks Beast’s Altitude Training Camp aka #CampBrooks. They brought together runners of all shapes and sizes to train with the pros at altitude. It was only slightly intimidating. As an extroverted person, I thought I would be fine, but I got there and was immediately overwhelmed and filled with…

Dear Treadmill…

Dear Treadmill, I am sorry. The things you have seen this winter have not been pretty, and you have been such a great sport. So I have a few things I want to get off my chest: I am sorry for starting to sweat at about .5 miles into my 8+ mile run. And it’s…

Running Boston in 2017

Senior year of college, I lead an orientation hiking and climbing across New Hampshire. I was mostly terrified of keeping the students alive and had not foreseen anything much bigger than that happening on the trip. Summer Hammond was one of the my 8 “tripees” and to say we connected right away would be an…

When You Care Too Much About Running

One morning, a few weeks ago, I texted my mentor the following: “What if we didn’t care if we went running in the morning? I wonder what that feels like.” And maybe I was kind of joking, but I really wanted to just sleep past 5:30 a.m. that Saturday and feel absolutely no different about…