I am doing things a little differently for this post. I decided to do an audio recording of my Q&A instead of writing out my answers. I hope you take a listen, and please let me know what you think of this format!
Where did August go? I can’t believe summer is basically over. *hands on cheeks mouth open freaked out emoji* I’m kind of ready for cooler weather, but I know as soon as it gets chilly I will regret having ever said anything about missing cool weather.
I hated running for most of my life. So when I accidentally made it a hobby a few years ago (you can read about how I got into running here), I didn’t exactly know what I was getting myself into. Now that I have a bit more experience and a good amount of ups and … More 10 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Running
Week three of NYC marathon training is complete. I technically started four weeks ago, but took a week off because I had a suspicion that I had another stress reaction in my left ankle. I got an MRI, and the results showed no evidence of a stress reaction/fracture, so I don’t know what’s going on … More Training for the NYC Marathon: Week Three
Yesterday, May 21, I finished my third half marathon. With over 27,000 finishers, the Airbnb BK Half is the biggest half marathon in the US– it’s so popular that registration for spots sold out in 52 minutes this year. For me, this was a high-energy, fun, yet very painful one. Let’s get into, shall we?
I’ve dealt with injuries, mainly involving my knees, ever since I began running races. Every round of half or full marathon training has been marked by an injury at one point or another. It varies each time, too. Sometimes the pain is in my right knee, sometimes my left, sometimes only when sitting, other times only when … More Injuries: As much a part of running as the shoes
I started foam rolling a few months ago after hearing so many athletes talk about the importance of it on the internet. I didn’t know how it worked or what the benefits and/or disadvantages were. I simply thought if the pros were doing it, I should be doing it too. Always a good idea to follow trends … More Is foam rolling bad for you?
Six weeks ago, I got a call from my doctor on my way to the airport saying I would not be able to run my first marathon. The marathon I had been preparing for over the last 18 weeks. The marathon I had put so much dedication, thought, and hours into. I couldn’t hold back … More When running tells you, “It’s not me, it’s you.”
First it was in my right knee. Then in my left. Now it’s in both. This persistent and ever-present knee pain has proven to be quite a source of frustration as I’ve tried to get past it, only to have it come racing after me (no pun intended) in a ceaseless cycle. After much research … More How Runner’s Knee Taught Me Self-Love