It was snowing again this morning, dang it. But it wasn’t horribly cold, and it wasn’t sticking all that much. It was Bagel Friday, and I was determined to get a run in. I wore something I never do on runs: a baseball hat. I figured this would help keep the snow out of eyes. It did – but of course it stopped snowing only minutes into my run.
For the first time in my life, I have an annual mileage goal. It’s 1500 miles. This is almost double what I did last year, so it’s ambitious – but not crazy, and not impossible. In order to stay on top of my progress, at the start of each month I would like to announce my previous month’s mileage.
To run 1500 miles in a year, I need to average 28.84 miles a week, or, if I divide it by months (which seems easier to me), 125 miles a month.
In January, I ran… [drum roll]…
Hey, it’s my 100th post!
I would not have guessed I’ve written 100 posts on this blog. I only know because the stats tell me. Otherwise I might have guessed I’d written maybe 50, 60? Acknowledging my 100th post feels both celebratory and arbitrary. Like, it’s cool, but also Neil deGrasse Tyson would probably wrinkle his nose at the whole thing. He’d say I might as well celebrate my 268th post – they’re both just numbers, equally likely to be randomly generated as any other.
Well, to hell with your killjoy theories, Neil deGrasse Tyson. I’m celebrating it.
It snowed yesterday morning, dumping several inches on northern Long Island. I decided not to run and instead do a 44-minute cardio/HIIT/weights workout courtesy of fitnessblender.com, my go-to site for indoor workouts.
This is a GOOD workout. It hits everything and leave me sweating.
I had a nice, productive Sunday, which is all I ever want in a Sunday. After spending Saturday doing a quick upper body workout, cleaning the house like crazy for a realtor to do a walk-through (both the inside and outside of the fridge and the freezer), and making a couple trips to the supermarket, I decided Sunday was to be for two things: cooking and running.
Hello! I am so excited to announce that I have signed up to run the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon. I’ll be running as part of Fred’s Team, raising money for cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of my mom Joan, who passed away from the disease in November.
Ah, the post-race recovery runs.
I enjoy recovery runs. Even if I’m still sore, which I definitely was yesterday morning and even a bit this morning. Yesterday’s 3.1 miles and this morning’s 4.3 were both easy, no pressure, no expectations, no speed, easy peasy fun runs. My legs actually felt better after both of them.
Is anyone else obsessed with looking at race results stats? I love it. As soon as they’re online, I can’t wait to pore over the finishing times, age group breakdowns, splits, top women, top men, last finishers, youngest runner, oldest runner – I love it all.
In this post, I’m going to get all anal about numbers and math. If that sounds like fun to you, keep reading!
What a beautiful day for my first half marathon!
I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect morning. The traffic was great, the weather was flawless, and I felt strong.
Well, this is a recap, so let’s do it.