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NYC Marathon, Hurricane Sandy & A Shift in Fundraising

A lot of people have asked me if I’m still running the New York City marathon in light of the Hurricane Sandy devastation. Yes, I’m headed to New York and I plan on running. As I write this, my Thursday morning flight to Newark is still on schedule. Current reports indicate the marathon will occur, […]

My Favorite Running Fuel, Hydration & Gear

A big part of marathon training is figuring out what you’ll need on race day. The first real test of my approach to gear, fuel and hydration was the Labor Day Half, which ran on a new course and had some logistical kinks to work out. Since then, I’ve had two months to fine tune […]

Marathon Training: Miles & Miles of Gratitude

Saturday marked the peak of my NYC Marathon training: The 20-mile run. There’s a lot of time to think when you’re running 20 miles, and it’s easy for the mind to dwell on the stuff that makes training hard. This week I made a concerted effort to focus on some of the things that have […]

Pink Ink: A Ribbon on her Calf

I met Gretchen at my cousin’s bridal shower of all places. As I was taking a seat, my sister leaned over and whispered “Look, she’s got a pink ribbon tattoo!” Sure enough, there was a lovely illustrated tattoo on the outside of Gretchen’s left calf. She and I had a chance to chat as the […]

Ovarian Cancer Sucks Way More Than Running

Yesterday’s 16 mile training run sort of sucked. I’ve been dealing with hip pain related to my sciatic nerve for the past two weeks and I’m seeing a physical therapist. As a result, I’ve had to slow the pace of my training down a bit, but… the NYC marathon is in five weeks, and I […]

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