Monthly Archives: March 2012

Your Golden Ticket into the Marine Corps Marathon

This whole blogging thing is a bit of a parasitic relationship: I, as the blogger, situate myself on a digital soapbox and you, as the reader, are forced to read my narcissistic ramblings/unsuspectingly click on dangerously adorable photos. But the … Continue reading

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Well Played, Pittsburgh

Hello from surprisingly photogenic Pittsburgh! There are admittedly a lot of things I don’t like about the City of Bridges, from its touchy-feely quarterback to its stupid yellow towels. But after going on a scenic sunrise run along the Allegheny … Continue reading

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Luck of the Irish Sprinter

On most race mornings, I roll out of bed an hour before the start time, lace up my Asics and hightail it over to a Central Park starting line, basking in the unrivaled ease and carbon neutrality of my eight-block commute. … Continue reading

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Vacationing on Vieques

I’ve been home from Vieques, Puerto Rico, for nearly 18 hours, but I’ve been putting off writing the following recap because to do so would be to concede that I am no longer on vacation. (Other telltale signs that my … Continue reading

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Maintaining Fitness in Margaritaville

This morning, my boyfriend and I are off to the island of Puerto Rico, which I can only assume in Spanish means “more fried plantains, please.” I’ve been to Puerto Rico twice before — in 2008 for the spring break … Continue reading

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The 5K Wins this Round

No offense Hunger Games, but a lot of terrible things begin with the letter H. Hurricane Irene? Ruined an epic bachelorette party for my girl Sarah. Hippos? Kill dozens of African bathers a year. Hitler? Perhaps this one speaks for … Continue reading

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Run-Commuting Home

I freaking love multitasking. As managing editor of a daily paper with a bad running habit and a pesky need to sleep, I somehow never seem to find enough hours in the day if I’m only completing one task at … Continue reading

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