Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, Countdown to the LI Marathon, Week 21


It is not quite winter, but some days are ice cold and I hate running in the cold.  Forty and above, I can tolerate.  Below that, it depends on the conditions.  Wind, snow, rain, ice, I hate them all, but am getting better.  Last week I ran in the snow and wind, and guess what, I survived.  Performing a dynamic warm-up has helped me adjust to the colder weather better than just going out and running.  No that it is a part of my routine, I don’t leave the house See MORE ->

One more week…..

These past few weeks I have been consumed with school.  I am an associates degree registered nurse who is going back to school for my Bachelor’s degree.  Somehow, I thought it was a good idea to take three classes this semester, which has proved to be difficult.  I am obtaining my degree online, which sounds simple, but it isn’t.  Every week there are discussion posts and papers due for each class.  It is all writing, I would prefer to take a test than write another See MORE ->

Weekly Workout Wrap-Up, Countdown to the LI Marathon, Week 22


This week I started my training for the LI Marathon.  I really haven’t run much since the NYC Marathon, so this week and the next few weeks is about building up my mileage and strength.  I have not done much strength training, core training or stretching since August, but this week that all changed as I incorporated it all into this week’s training.  I am using Jess, from Race Pace Wellness, as my coach and so far it has been the best investment I have ever made for my running.  I need to have See MORE ->

And So It Begins……The Quest For a BQ


I completed my journey to the NYC Marathon.  During training I said I would never run another marathon again, but during the marathon I knew I would run one or two or ten more marathons.  But, I want more than to just run, I want to BQ.  For all those who don’t know what BQ means, it means to Boston Qualify.  This is the illustrious race that all runners secretly covet.  Qualifying times are strived for at every marathon and sometimes that is not enough.  Now there See MORE ->

Holiday Blogger Giveaway featuring the HP Stream 7 Tablet

No need to wait until Christmas this year to get that new tablet you have been eyeing.  You can either buy your own HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet on Amazon or you can enter to win one here... or both!  This is a fantastic little tablet, that is sure to light up anyone’s holiday season.  For less than $100 this tablet is a steal!!!  Whether you want one for a family member, a friend, or just yourself, you can't miss out a deal like this.  In addition to all it’s great features this tablet See MORE ->

Happy Thanksgiving ’14


I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving!!!  I am thankful for my family and friends!!  I am also thankful for this blog and all my fantastic readers and blog friends that I have made over the past few years!!! What are you thankful for this year? Technorati Tags: Thanksgiving,Holidays See MORE ->

One and Done? I Think Not.


I am going to run one marathon, just one, and it is going to be NYC.  I trained for the NYC Marathon through the summer and fall.  I told everyone I knew I would never do this again.  All my runner friends kept telling me I would just wait, you will want to run another.  I kept saying no, this is it, one and done. Well, guess what?  One and done??  I think not. During my training for the New York City Marathon I said I was never going to train for a marathon ever again.  It's tedious, See MORE ->

2014 NYC Marathon Recap #TCSNYCMarathon


It has been a little over two weeks since the marathon and I am struggling to put my experience into words.  This experience was truly amazing from start to finish.  From the runners to the crowds to the views.  It was amazing.  Here is my recap: The journey begins with a bus ride to Staten Island: This is it!!! I made it!!! The start of the marathon!  Cold, super windy and amazing! The Verrazano Bridge was rough.  I couldn’t run in a straight line because the wind was literally See MORE ->

NYC Marathon Expo #TCSNYCMarathon


My day started with the Timex ONE Relay in Central Park.  I spent a much larger portion of the day than I expected at the relay so I didn’t get to the expo until about 2:30 which left me with only about an hour before I had to leave to catch my train home from Penn station. This sight actually made me tear up, I had to hold them back the entire time I was at the expo.  The emotions that I have attached to this race just came bubbling to the surface and I was overwhelmed with happiness that I See MORE ->

Timex #ONERelay Recap


Last Thursday I had the opportunity to participate in Timex Sports ONE Relay to raise money for the ASPCA.  This was such an amazing experience from start to finish and was an awesome way to kick off my NYC Marathon weekend. My day began on the LIRR on train bound for Penn Station.  Once I arrived I decided to walk the 20 plus blocks to Columbus Circle to meet the Times Sports ONE Relay team.  I was one of five people running this portion of the leg which would take place in Central Park.    See MORE ->

I DID IT!!! #TCSNYCMarathon


I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!!  This was one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my life!  I will have a full recap of the events later this week!   Technorati Tags: NYC Marathon See MORE ->

NYC Marathon Morning


When you read this I will probably be on a bus to Staten Island getting ready to run my first marathon!  I am excited an nervous beyond belief, but I trained for this and know no matter what I will finish! The weather is expected to be cold and windy, like really windy, like 30-40mph winds facing us for about 80% of the race.  It is not until the last 4 or 5 miles would should have some relief, on the bright side the wind should push us all right to the finish line.  You never know what you See MORE ->