Category Archives: Running

Lessons From My Marathon One Year Later

This weekend marks a year since my first marathon. It’s true what they say: Hindsight is 20/20. I feel like a much stronger runner than I was then physically and mentally; I’ve learned a lot about running from doing things right and doing things wrong. And since I want to get better and run a…

Philadelphia Marathon Recap

8 months ago I ran my first marathon. I swore I would never do it again… and then I signed up for the Philadelphia marathon 5 days later. What made me change my mind so quickly? I got injured really early during training for my first marathon and was really lucky just to be able…

Philadelphia Marathon Update

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my marathon training lately, questions like “Are you still running that marathon?” or even “You’re running a marathon? Since when?” Oops. I guess that’s a fair thought since I haven’t mentioned this in months. Hopefully this will satisfy any questions. For those of you who don’t know,…

Plant-Based Diet: An Update

We’ll get to that in a minute. Back in April I posted about a plant-based diet to get back into shape after a rough 4 months or so. And then I fell off the wagon that weekend. I had some excellent chicken dishes at the Elephant Walk and later the best raw dessert from Wildflour…

10 Things My Marathon Taught Me

1. Now is the time to eat those cupcakes. I’m an avid believer in carboloading for anything. Got a big test? Carboload. It’s a Tuesday night? Carboload. 11am? Carboload. But for racing it’s actually encouraged and socially acceptable, so grab a few friends and dig into dessert together. 2. Don’t plan anything for the rest…

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