Posts Tagged“training for the NYC Marathon”

Can you guess the significance of the following number? 3: 37 That is the amount of time that I spent running on Saturday morning… 3 hours and 37 minutes. Another significant number? 4 That is the time I got up in order to begin the 3 hour and 37 minute run. A final number for you to ponder? 15 That is the number of minutes that I missed of my son’s soccer game because of my 20 mile training run. But at least I made it. I was a pungent but PRESENT mother. And because that mattered to my son,…

Best run to date = pain.  Who knew? This week was my longest run to date in FOR-EVA.  Katie & I tackled 14 miles, six miles of which was hills. The weather was good, we had endless energy and the conversation was flowing. It was glorious.  (And for the record –  we didn’t walk ANY of the hills.  MIRACULOUS.) Today though, today I am so sore.  The best way to describe the pain is to liken it to the first time you do a lower body leg workout.  The day after pain you experience.  The I-can’t-walk-why-am-I-doing-this-again (?) pain. I feel…

Yeah.  You read right. I’M RUNNING THE NEW YORK MARATHON IN NOVEMBER. I signed up this morning as a charity runner.  Oh. My. Gosh.  The charity I am raising funds for is “Run For Something Better.”   Please take a moment to read more about this charity and why I chose it here. Because, quite frankly,  I’m gonna need everyone’s help to raise funds. I’m going to be honest with you – there are virtually a thousand reasons why committing to this marathon is a stupid idea. There are a thousand reasons why I WON’T BE ABLE TO DO IT. Why…