April 1, 2015

Retro Running! It's all the rage!

Run Backwards to Reverse the Effects of Running

It’s crunch time for those training for the spring marathon season, so any and all tips to help get you through these last tough weeks. Today I’m going to talk to you about a new form of running that will magically help you reverse the negative effects of running long distance! The secret is RUNNING BACKWARDS! Backwards running, or “retro running” has long been known as a good form of cross-training. This alternative form of running helps strengthen stabilizing muscles by exposing them to unexpected motions. But wait, there’s more! Dr. Jim Bean, a contemporary of Dr. Jack Daniels, takes[…continue reading]



March 27, 2015

Shrimp Pasta and Lamb Shanks

Cruise Ship Food

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As I mentioned in this post, I was on a cruise aboard the Celebrity Century through the South China Sea for most of March. As promised, I’m sharing a post of just pictures of the food. It’s like Instragraming dinner but on a much more epic scale! I wish I had taken pictures of the menu each day. They had really fancy descriptions of each dish. I’m afraid the captions on some of these plates is rather lacking, and I’m grasping at what I think it was. WARNING, the rest of the page contains pictures of tasty food, most of[…continue reading]



March 25, 2015

Route of the Celebrity Century March 8-22, 2015 through the South China Sea

I’m Back!

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I’m back! What? You didn’t know I was gone? Well, that’s a little disappointing. Then again, I don’t advertise on social media when I’m going to be away for weeks at a time.     So, where have I been? They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so maybe it’s best explain with a picture. Yeah, so I recently¬†got back from a 15-day cruise aboard the Celebrity Century through Asia. I traveled with my mom, her sister and her husband (my aunt and uncle), and another of my mom’s sisters and her husband (different aunt and uncle of[…continue reading]



March 11, 2015

I got in?! Oh, boy...

I got into the New York City Marathon

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To my surprise, and almost to my dismay, I got entry to the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon! I was nervously checking my NYRR account during drawing day last week to see if I got in. As I mentioned in my February Review I was almost hoping NOT to get in because I was looking forward to a bunch of fall half-marathons and was dreading the idea of summer marathon training. I was having a particularly bad day when I got the e-mail that I was IN. I have since changed my mind about dreading the race. I want[…continue reading]



March 6, 2015

Obiligatory photo with the "Chilly" before the Chilly half-marathon

Chilly Half-Marathon (and Frosty 5k) Race Report

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I had a great run(s) last weekend! I successfully paced the Chilly Half-Marathon around 2:20, and then I ran the Frosty 5k. Marathon Photos got some great pictures of me during the run. I think I’m going to buy the whole package and¬†post it eventually. How did I do both? I got lost and did the course again :p That’s not entirely untrue, but the full story is a bit longer: A friend that I run with really liked the Frosty 5k medal when she saw it on Facebook. She arranged with the race director Kelly Arnott to run the[…continue reading]