These are some thoughts I repeatedly have while running through New York City. Enjoy! Ugh what is that smell… I swear everyday is trash day. IS THAT A DEAD RAT omg omg don’t look don’t look… ew ew ew… Why is that biker on the pedestrian side of the bridge… wrong side dude… I wonder if … More Thoughts I Have While Running
Before I get into the past month, I have an announcement to make: I decided to re-introduce animal protein into my diet. I’ve been struggling with low energy, fatigue, and meat cravings. So, I’m going to slowly start eating meat again. – – – JK. Happy April Fool’s Day :) Still a happy vegan!
I’m officially done with week one of half marathon training! I’m using the Hal Higdon intermediate program, which is a 12 week program. I used his novice 2 marathon program when I trained for the Madison Marathon and loved it, so I decided to go with another one of his programs for this upcoming half.
Another NYRR race is in the books! This weekend I ran the Al Gordon 4 Mile Classic in Prospect Park, which is a big park about a mile and half away from my apartment in Brooklyn. No PR, but I learned something important about myself, the weather was beautiful, and I got an awesome scarf … More The Short Distance Race Paradox: Al Gordon 4M Race Recap
I’ve been living in Brooklyn for about 3 months now, and although I am still a noobie to the Big Apple, I have covered quite a bit of pavement. I remember when I first moved here, I had no idea how I would be able to run in a city with so many people, traffic, … More The Best Running Routes in Manhattan/Brooklyn
“Motivation remains key to the marathon: the motivation to begin; the motivation to continue; the motivation never to quit.” -Hal Higdon As some of you know, I’ve been training for my first marathon for a few weeks now. I just completed registration and booked my flights for the Madison Marathon in November, and it’s all … More Marathon Training: Week 11
It’s been about a month since my last half marathon, and something unexpected has happened. Running less has made me a better runner. My half marathon training involved running 25-35 miles a week through wintry roads and on treadmills, pushing myself in the hopes of improving as a runner. I ran through varying levels of … More Running Less to Run Stronger
I have now officially raced in two half marathons. Woohoo! The event was organized by Back on My Feet, a non-profit organization that uses running to help the homeless gain independence as its dedicated members get access to training, employment, and housing resources. I was pretty nervous about running this race, since my right knee … More Recap: Back On My Feet Half Marathon