Tagged with racing

You want me to run where?

You want me to run where?

Imagine running through the woods… leaping over creeks, and rocks, having branches scratch at your legs and your arms, not knowing which direction to run… All the while hearing footsteps behind you but seeing no one in front of you and hearing faint, barbaric yells in distance. You hope you don’t get lost and trapped … Continue reading

Then There Were NONE

Then There Were NONE

That’s right! It’s official! I’m in the NYC Marathon for 2014! The last race was the Oakley Mini Marathon, an all women’s 10k race. It was actually pretty weird because we didn’t start in the park, we started in Columbus circle and ran up Central Park West. On a road! Outside the confines of the … Continue reading

Running Revelations

Running Revelations

I’ve been running for about a year and a half now. 13 months ago I finished my first ever 5k, yesterday I finished my 6th. After the Easter weekend 5k when I placed in my age group, I started looking for 5ks where I could possible place in my age group. And this past weekend, … Continue reading

Marathon Wednesday

Marathon Wednesday

It’s the only lottery system where winning means you pay them more money. That’s right, today is the lottery drawing for the ING NYC Marathon! You had a month to sign up for the lottery: $11 buys you the chance to pay $350+ to run in the 2013 NYC Marathon. Not exactly the golden ticket … Continue reading

Nike Women’s 1/2 Part Race Recap

Nike Women’s 1/2 Part Race Recap

So, there was more to the race than my time… though off hand I can’t think of anything more important. I had put down an estimated 10 minutes/mile back in December for my pacing before I decided that I could (and should) go faster so I planned on getting to the race really early to … Continue reading

Nike Women’s 1/2: Epic Fail

Nike Women’s 1/2: Epic Fail

Well, I didn’t break two hours so I’m hiding under my comforter sobbing uncontrollably wondering, “why me?!” Okay, okay, not exactly, I’m actually on the couch and spending the rainy-ish afternoon watching the Lifetime original movie about the Menendez brothers. The official time is 2:04:20 and I hit 13.1 miles in 2:03 then had to … Continue reading

You know you’re with a runner…

You know you’re with a runner…

You know you’re with runners when the national anthem starts and unlike at every other sporting event in the United States, no one takes their hat off.  Not even the bald guy who can’t even say that he did his hair so it fits in the hat. Even I take off my mouse ears during … Continue reading

Giving Back

Giving Back

I have decided that, in lieu of running the Cherry Blossom 10-miler, I am going to serve the running community as a volunteer. This decision is completely unrelated to the fact that I didn’t get a spot and that volunteering comes with not only a t-shirt but also a guaranteed entry to next year’s race. … Continue reading