Meta Effect Memphis Sweepstakes

Small changes can lead to big results. Whether it is taking the stairs instead of the elevator or playing a quick game of tag outside with the kids before heading indoors, getting active can start with one small step. Earlier this month, Meta began a year-long partnership with the city of Memphis, America’s “unhealthiest” city (ACSM AFI 2014)....more

Birthday #33 + Finding My Rhythm

Last week was a solid week of training. I feel like I have found my rhythm – I’m working hard during the workouts, running easy on the easy runs and feel recovered and energized through it all. I ran a total of 73 miles, did core work 4x, strength work 3x, cross trained 2x (30 min each on trainer) – and did most of it while single parenting for the week ....more

Staten Island Advance News + Race Week Checklist

I’m really excited to share that I have teamed up with my hometown newspaper, the Staten Island Advance, to talk about all things related to the NYC Marathon. I’ll be writing a few posts/articles that will be shared here, on their website and in print a few times over the next 10 days. ————————– Race day is just 9 days away…which means we are about to enter race week ....more

NYC Marathon Hydration Tips

The NYC Marathon is rapidly approaching – can you believe we are down to single digits already? The start of the 2011 NYC Marathon I’m incredibly excited to be running the NYC Marathon for the 3rd time this year. There’s something so special about running through the streets of my hometown, having family and friends scattered throughout the course and finishing up in Central Park, the place I ran every day while I lived in the city ....more

Marathon Madness + Foot Locker 5 Borough Challenge (again!)

I realized last week that I am running three marathons in the next 8 weeks. I mean, I’ve known that I was running these three for a few weeks now, but I never sat down and thought about running THREE. It both excites and frightens me ....more

Target® C9 Cross Training Favorites

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with...more

2014 Staten Island Half Marathon Race Recap

Happy Monday! I keep forgetting that today is a holiday. My oldest is off from school but my husband has work -...more

PR Spotlight: How To PR Every Race Distance in 12 Months

It’s been a while since I featured a runner here. I am trying to get back into a better routine with blogging – and part of that is this feature which I think can help a lot of other runners! I’m excited to share the store of Joe, a local runner from Staten Island, who I have had the absolute pleasure of coaching for the last year ....more

Marathon Training Favorites

It’s been a while since I highlighted some of the things that are helping me get through training – lots go into 70+ mile weeks – recovery and nutrition are the two big ones but it also helps to have things that make me smile...more

71 Miles + 6 Weeks To Go!

It feels like I’m getting into a good rhythm with training. I ran...more