October 24, 2012

Marathon advice from the pros

I mentioned in my Niagara Falls Marathon Race Report that I was initially intimidated by getting to speak at the expo, since seeing Kathrine Switzer speak there four years ago. I’m certainly no K. Switzer! However, there was also a world-class athlete speaking this year: Olympian Reid Coolsaet. Reid ran his first marathon in 2009, finishing in 2:17. Since then, he’s run the second-fastest marathon by a Canadian athlete (2:10:55), and through doing so, qualified for the 2012 London Olympics! It is so crazy to think that the elite athletes can run twice as fast – so when I’m laboring …

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March 9, 2012

Taking some "me" time

Sometimes, I just can’t do it all. I try. I try very hard. Most of my friends say that I’m the busiest person they know – and I really like it that way. I love bouncing from one thing to the next – from a long run to brunch to an off-Broadway show to a yoga class to dinner with my Dad to my best friend’s apartment for a movie (that is my actual plan for Sunday at the moment… you can call me crazy in the comments). But sometimes, my planning makes me a little too big for my …

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January 22, 2012

Marathon myth: Test your outfit before race day

In this weekend’s marathon, I had the chance to wear a brand new all-Athleta ensemble. I went a little nuts at their semi annual sale a few weeks ago, and at first I picked out the adorable hot pink PR tank and gray Quick Step capris that I’m wearing in my official Athleta profile. However, the more I thought about running in mid-60s temps (glorious!), I realized that I would probably be hot in capris, so I decided to pick up another outfit instead. When I went shopping again, Athleta’s new spring line had just started coming in, so I …

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October 12, 2011

Comforting without food

Man, I am in a funk. I don’t know if it’s because I had a stressful morning at work before I had to fly out (conferences in Chicago for the rest of the week). It could also be because I wasted time on the flight watching episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, and Meredith has really become a drag in the last few seasons. Either way, I am just in a bit of a not-so-good mood… and instead of keeping it to myself, I’m going to blog about it. The toughest part for me about getting into a bad mood is not …

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December 3, 2010

Help Wanted

Yesterday was a bit of a rough day for me on several fronts. Work wasn’t going so well – we had a few meetings that just didn’t go as well as we hoped. Meanwhile, I had stayed up super late on Wednesday night in order to get caught up on my Thanksgiving Half Marathon race report so that I could then follow up with the subsequent posts I’ve been writing in the meantime. I didn’t get to bed until 2am, and then had to get up at 6am – not to work out, but to finish up some more work …

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