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 time has come to change all that. In an attempt to enter a more symbioticContinue reading “Your Golden Ticket into the Marine Corps Marathon”

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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 River Trail this morning, this industrial skeleton of a town has won my heart. AndContinue reading “Well Played, Pittsburgh”

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. On this race morning (and in the 12 hours proceeding it), I took a taxiContinue reading “Luck of the Irish Sprinter”

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 Caribbean escape has come to a close? I’m dressed in layers and there’s not aContinue reading “Vacationing on Vieques”

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 of a lifetime with the creepiest friends I know and just last year for aContinue reading “Maintaining Fitness in Margaritaville”

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 itself. But today, boys and girls, the evil H-word of the day is HILLS. AndContinue reading “The 5K Wins this Round”

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 a time. Por ejemplo: Squats? Lame. Brushing teeth? Tedious (and arguably unnecessary. Back me upContinue reading “Run-Commuting Home”