Low-Carb Dieting

When other people think about Middlebury College, I imagine they conjure up scenes of good-looking 20-somethings in matching North Face jackets making their way to 5 a.m. crew practice. When I think about Middlebury College, I picture a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. That’s because the first and only time I set foot in Middlebury,Continue reading “Low-Carb Dieting”

How I Became a Runner

This afternoon, I got my first blog post topic request from an old college friend. It read a little something like this: blog post idea: could you write about how you first started running? like what distance and times were you doing (if you know the times). did you chart your performance or did youContinue reading “How I Became a Runner”

Gridiron Classic Recap or: Why I’m a Terrible New Yorker

Today, Ron Burgundy and I are finding ourselves in a glass case of (mixed) emotions. On one hand, I dominated the NYRR Gridiron Classic (4M) this morning and – despite what I thought would be a detrimentally slow first mile – crossed the finish line at 31:36 and knocked my expected 8:30 race pace outContinue reading “Gridiron Classic Recap or: Why I’m a Terrible New Yorker”

Double or Nothing

Before I begin this blog post, everyone get your heads out of the gutter. We’re all good? Ok. This week, I did my first two-a-day. Regrettably, a two-a-day is not the duo of lobsters I’d promised in an earlier post, nor is it an afternoon delight with both my boyfriend and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. (Apparently, IContinue reading “Double or Nothing”

New York City Weight Loss

Eating healthy is hard. It’s harder when you’re not feeling well. It’s harder still when it’s New York Restaurant Week, you have multiple reservations and you intend to eat a steak at every single one. Welcome to my week. This blog is about my running goals for 2012, not my weight-loss history of 2011. ButContinue reading “New York City Weight Loss”

Race Plans for the New Year

At noon today, my mother and I took a two-minute break from our respective workdays to simultaneously register for the Irish Sprint 10K in Quantico in March.  How cute, you may be thinking. A mother-daughter jaunt in the spring Virginia air. It’s true that my mother and I are, in fact, an adorable running pair.Continue reading “Race Plans for the New Year”

Snow and the Manhattan Half Marathon

When some would-be competitors woke up this morning to discover the New York Road Runners were nixing the timing mats at the Manhattan Half in the face of heavy snowfall and rebranding the race an unscored [too long to actually be fun] “fun run” instead, they understandably let their racing tights off the hook andContinue reading “Snow and the Manhattan Half Marathon”

Let There Be Carbs

I’m 48 hours out from the Manhattan Half Marathon, and contemporary science and/or this Runner’s World article say I should be upping my carbohydrate consumption considerably to replenish my glycogen stores. Gone are the days when a simple spaghetti dinner constituted proper pre-race preparation. Instead, modern research now suggests runners should start carb loading twoContinue reading “Let There Be Carbs”

Home Cooked Meals

After a weekend of football-fueled dietary indulgence – including peanut butter flavored chicken wings because apparently I have the nondiscriminatory palate of a Labrador – I woke up from my slothful Sunday afternoon nap ready for a detox. Don’t get me wrong: nothing refuels after a long run like a 100-ounce beer tube from 123-Burger-Shot-BeerContinue reading “Home Cooked Meals”