Thank You, NYC

They say crossing the finish line of a marathon will change your life.  I’ve crossed a few in the past 4 years and to be honest, I never felt “different” until November 4th.  Each marathon I have run has taught me something about myself but nothing has ever compared to the TCS NYC Marathon. I…

TCS NYC Marathon Part 1: Getting to the starting line

I had no intentions in running a big marathon in 2018. In mid-May that changed when I received a Twitter message from David Monti regarding the elite field at the 2018 TCS NYC Marathon. In my mind it was a no brainer. How could I say no to an opportunity like that. I actually joked…

Comparison: The Thief of Joy

The past 10 days I’ve been a bit banged up. Yesterday I deleted my Strava. They say half the battle in marathon training is actually making it to the starting line healthy. Well if you would have asked me 24 hours ago, I would have told you I was probably going to withdraw from the…

Unfinished Business

It had been 4 years and 13 days since I stepped to the starting line on an outdoor track. The track left me heartbroken and defeated in 2014.  I was attempting to force times to prove to myself and others that I could excel in running post-collegiately rather than do what I loved.   As soon…

One Year rabbit Anniversary

A year ago today, I officially joined the rabbit family. I was coming off of my first real injury since 2014 and was feeling deflated.  In college I was surrounded by a group of women with the same goals and vision as myself so I could always count on teammates to lift me up when…

Where is spring?

I don’t know about you but let me tell ya….I am over winter.  I’ve been dreaming of running in shorts and a sports bra for far too many days.  It is March 27th and I get thrilled to see a day in the 40s.  I truly believe in the winter blues and I have my…

So you had a rough day?

No matter what level you are training at, there has probably been a point in time where you have had a few weeks of great training—you’re hitting workouts, long runs and you feel confident and invincible. Then boom, out of “nowhere” you suffer one day whether it be a bad race, workout or long run. …

2017 : A year of injury, change and breakthrough

I posted a blog just over a year ago recapping 2016–in my mind, 2016 was the year of heartbreak and breakthroughs.  But guess what?! 2017 was a year of heartbreak and breakthroughs as well. January and February After running 2:36 at CIM in 2016, I was motivated and ready to knock out my first track…

Running HURTS

“OMG! You ran a huge PR!  Did you feel amazing?!” I’ve been asked this question a few times since my 4th place finish at the USATF Marathon Championships and my response has been the same every single time. “Every step over the last 5 miles hurt, I felt like I was running through mud and I…

The Magic of CIM

It’s been three days since I finished 4th at the USATF Marathon Championships which was hosted by the California International Marathon and I still have to remind myself that it wasn’t a dream.  I truly believe that CIM is a magical place and it has become my “home course” the past few years for the…