New York Strong: It’s Marathon Week!

IT'S RACE WEEK!!!!!!! Photo Credit: QuickMeme.com
IT’S RACE WEEK!!!!!!! Photo Credit: QuickMeme.com

It’s here. Race week. In the words of Janice…

By this time next week, I’ll have run the New York City Marathon. I’ll have a second World Marathon Majors medal hanging on my wall.¬†I can’t believe it is THIS WEEKEND. Continue reading “New York Strong: It’s Marathon Week!”

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Three Weeks to the New York City Marathon

This song has been in my head nonstop lately. Photo Credit: Huffington Post
This song has been in my head nonstop lately. Photo Credit: Huffington Post

In less than three weeks, I will have run my 9th marathon and probably one of the greatest road races on planet Earth. As I write this, I have completed over 350 miles of training just in the last 16 weeks. I have spent over $3,000 in physical therapy insurance claims to fix some funky hip issue that refuses to quit. I have earned a 10K personal record, ran with 11 other women from the timberline of Mount Hood to Seaside, Oregon, and I ran two half-marathons within 24 hours of each other. I’ve missed out on social events in the name of sleeping and training. I’ve weathered heartache and the stress of trying to be a responsible adult, choosing to run when I don’t think I can or even want to do it. I continue to doubt and overcome, dream and disbelieve, rest and grow weary, try and try again. I’m ready for this race to move me, inspire me, and be something I look back on as a great day to have been alive.

But I’m also totally nervous¬†about how to prepare for this race. Logistically speaking. Continue reading “Three Weeks to the New York City Marathon”