A New Race and Some Training Goals

After every sub-par marathon I’ve run, my response has been largely the same. It took me a while to realize this, as I have a tendency to get stuck in the subtleties, the emotion, the here and now. My immediate feelings about each marathon I’ve run over the past 3 years have been very different…

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California Knows How to Party

It’s been less than 24 hours since I touched down, but I’m already having a great time in California – despite the weather reminding me a lot more of upstate New York than I’d ideally like.  Also, I may or may not have had California Love stuck in my head for the entire day.  I…

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Nothing’s Gonna Stop Me Now

Planning, planning, planning.  Sometimes I think I actually enjoy the planning and anticipation of events (be it races, vacations, holidays, etc) than the actual events themselves.  I love seeing a busy calendar and the promise of adventures on the horizon. Needless to say, I’ve been in a state of perma-giddiness over the past week or…

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Adventures in Oklahoma

Last weekend, my mom and I flew down to Oklahoma to visit family for a long weekend. It was sort of bittersweet … we had booked the trip in early May.  My uncle has been fighting stage 4 cancer and we wanted to go visit before it was too late.  Sadly, he passed away the…

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