New York City Marathon Training: Week 1

And just like that, the first week of marathon training is complete! Overall, I feel good about how the week went and I’m so happy to be back on a training plan. Here’s a little breakdown of how it all shook out… Monday, July 18:...more

The Day I Met Céline Dion

Welp. All my dreams have officially come true. This morning,...more

On Working From Home

A year and a half ago, I decided to pursue a freelance writing career. Freelance writing is lots of things. It’s exciting ....more

Currently… (Turkey sandwiches! Paris! Celine Dion!)

Last night, in an act of total narcissism, I went back and re-read a bunch of my blog posts from when I was building up my mileage and training for my first marathon. It was kind of joyful reading about all those feelings — the physical and mental — I encountered during that training cycle. Training for any race is special, but training for your first marathon is just the best ....more

My New York City Marathon Training Plan

Happy Monday and Happy 16 Weeks Until the New York City Marathon! Today officially kicks off New York City Marathon...more

Party With Purpose 5K Recap

I love racing! I love racing short distances! Before yesterday, I had only raced three 5Ks, each a year or more apart ....more

Fridays With Ellie: The Healthiest One In The Bunch

First, Ellie got surgery. Then I got food poisoning. Now Brian seems to have it ....more

Don’t Get Food Poisoning

“Eat salad,” they said....more

Fridays With Gap-Toothed Ellie

My poor puppy! It’s not your fault you’re so gap-toothed. (Name that movie.) As I mentioned yesterday, Ellie...more

Thankful Things Thursday: For When We Really Need It

Ugh. This week. It feels like it’s been one terrible, sad, tragic, heartbreaking news story after another ....more