Race Review: Ashenfelter 8K

My husband Scott and I have run this race three times: 2011, 2012, 2014. We were looking for a turkey trot near East Rutherford, NJ, where we were living at the time, and we found the Ashenfelter 8K. It was within 30 minutes of our town, relatively inexpensive, started early on Thanksgiving, gave us plenty…

Feeling cool about being “slow”

I’m totally guilty of getting obsessed with how much slower I run than my “fast” friends. Sometimes when I tell people my marathon PR I feel like I have to qualify it with the statement, “it was fast for me,” as if I don’t really have the right to be that proud of it. That is why…

Just Keep Cheering: NYC Marathon 2014

There is something awesome about cheering for a marathon, and the New York City Marathon is (IMHO) the best marathon in the world. The first time I ever cheered for the NYC marathon I was so inspired that something uncharacteristically-athletic stirred inside me and said, “I want to do that!” Katie and I (Sirrah) ran…

Race Review: Fenway Park Spartan Sprint

This spring my friend Grant came into town for a quick visit. We caught up over drinks and he said “I want to do a spartan race. There’s a sprint in Fenway Park, it’ll be great, will you do it with me?” I was already signed up for the Tri-State Spartan Sprint in June so…

Race Review: HoBOOken 5k

Hoboken, NJ October 25th, 2014 HoBOOken is a Halloween themed race where dressing up is encouraged, Thus began the search to find the perfect costume to run in. Finding THE race outfit is serious business in general. You don’t want to look too matchy matchy like you tried too hard but you also don’t want…