Category Archives: NYC Marathon

New Year, Abandoned Goals, New Goals, Whatever…

My physical therapist calls me the “hot mess express.” That is a long way from NYC Marathon finisher more than a year ago. Long story short, I slacked off on the running, stopped going to yoga, and greatly increased my … Continue reading

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Compliments and Feel Good Moments

The good folks at #writeandrun31 offer daily writing prompts. I haven’t used any yet, not because I’m opposed to them, but because what I’ve been writing about so far is simply my attempts at getting outside and doing my miles. … Continue reading

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Strength in Every Pose, Always Engaged: My Thoughts on Finishing the NYC Marathon

At the beginning of every yoga class, we’re asked to set our sankalpa, our intention, for the class. Every class, every time, as I was training for the New York City Marathon, this was mine: Strength in every pose, always … Continue reading

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One More Breath. One More Step.

August has been a great month. It started with the Tom Short 5k, which we do every year to honor one of Carl’s childhood friends who was a runner. They hold a 5k each year benefitting the General Dacey Trail … Continue reading

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5 Weeks In: Progress, and We Are Stronger Than We Think

Time for an update! We began our training for the NYC marathon 5 weeks ago yesterday. Since then I’ve experienced issues with both ankles and my piriformis muscle (right butt muscle) and Carl has experienced a hip problem that sidelined … Continue reading

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Off We Go!

Our training was officially to start NEXT Monday. But last weekend, on an 8 mile run, I abruptly decided I was tired of waiting to start, so I declared, simply, that we had. It’s interesting, the shift, that the mind … Continue reading

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Central Park in Winter and Other Musings

Two weeks ago, I treated myself to a birthday run through Central Park. I’d been looking forward to it, and even though I’d had one too many celebratory, happy-birthday-to-me drinks that weekend, I headed out. Central Park in winter, is, well…. ugly. I … Continue reading

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