Tag Archives: NYC Marathon

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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Consistency and Commitment

My friend Molly has posted these words to Facebook a couple times recently. It’s exactly what I’ve been thinking. This was my first full week in full-on training mode. In the scheme of things, it wasn’t much, 16.5 miles, but I’m … Continue reading

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Two Weeks (Almost?) of Rest

I was going to say that yesterday marked two full weeks of rest after my rib injury. But then I remembered the NYE 5k badassery/stupidity. Oh yeah. So two FULL weeks isn’t until Tuesday, but I’ve been a really good … Continue reading

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A Fantastically Dramatic Fall

Getting hit by a car isn’t in the training plan. We’ve established that. Splatting onto the ground in a free-fall Superman pattern isn’t in the training plan, either, but I found a way to work it in. At least I … Continue reading

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