Using Exercise to Maintain My Sanity

Moving is stressful. Saying goodbye to friends is tough. Transitioning from one job to another brings a lot of unknown and complexities. Based on these three facts, the next six weeks should be a joy. Luckily, these days, even thirty minutes of physical activity can help relieve stress. Gone are the days when I crave a pint of Ben & Jerry’s to eat away my stress induced anxiety after a long day. These days, I’ve decided that my mantra for… View Post

Running After Stomach Illness

Happy Thursday! Last night I finished a few work projects from home, with my legs propped up on the sofa in compression socks.  I did my best to take care of my body yesterday once I got home from work, resting and doing yoga, in advance of this morning’s long run. I woke up at 5:45 so that I could finish my 10 mile run before a work breakfast meeting. I scarfed down my usual peanut butter toast and coffee,… View Post

The Morning Run

Last year, I ran before work almost daily. The runs varied in distance, but I knew that at least three mornings per week I was lacing up my shoes and out the door before 6:15am. Lately, I haven’t been running much at all, especially not before work. In fact, it is hard to believe that 51 days ago I ran the Berlin Marathon and 37 days ago I ran my first trail half marathon. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t… View Post

Focusing on The Run

Over the past few weeks, I’ve realized that my legs are stronger than ever. I’m maintaining paces that were once never even imaginable to me. In fact, the two times I ran the NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile, in 2009 and 2011, I never broke an 8:15 pace. Yesterday, when I shared this picture on Instagram, I was still in shock that I was able to maintain a 7:43 and 7:48 pace for a mile each. But, after checking my Garmin… View Post