Author Archives: Jess

A holiday recovery update

By | December 24, 2013

It’s almost Christmas! I still have a ton of work to do (booo) but I’m still looking forward to heading to Vermont with my family at the end of the week. In the meantime, I had an interesting doctor’s visit last Friday.  The doc said I still have more swelling than he would like.  On […]

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Watch your step …….. or how I broke my foot

By | December 18, 2013

So, remember my last post about looking for new challenges? I was pumped and ready to get started with the 30-week Don Fink ironman training plan.  I completed the first week and a half, and was already starting to love my early morning dates with the pool and post-work trainer sessions (watching House of Cards […]

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A new Challenge

By | November 27, 2013

Alright, so I definitely owe a race report for the Philly Marathon, which was November 17.  It was a blast, but I didn’t get the PR I was hoping for.  I actually finished in 4:06, which is about 13 minutes away from PR territory (3:53 at the 2010 Philadelphia Marathon).  That said, I had a […]

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Sandy: One Year Later

By | October 29, 2013

It’s so hard for me to believe that tomorrow is the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s arrival in New Jersey. A quick reminder of what those first few days looked like in our neck of the woods: A view of our house from the front.  Large tree taken down by wind. Cars destroyed and […]

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Detroit Marathon Weekend

By | October 27, 2013

I started running marathons 6 years ago, and since my very first race, the Detroit Marathon has been on my “bucket list.”  My mom was born in Michigan, my grandparents are from Michigan, my aunt still lives in Michigan, and I have countless cousins and other relations of various degrees clustered all over the state.  […]

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Detroit Marathon – 10.20.13 – Race Recap!

By | October 25, 2013

It is not an overstatement to say that I had amazing weekend in the “D”.   I’m going to follow up with a second post about the family fun we had this weekend (*including pictures from Niagra Falls!*), but in the meantime, here’s a quick race recap: This was not my fastest marathon, nor was it […]

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Bags are packed, ready to go

By | October 18, 2013

And this is how you pack for a weekend long marathon road trip. Headed to Detroit for the Detroit Marathon!

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Ear Candy

By | October 11, 2013

So, I run a lot.  And I’m ashamed to admit it, but my musical tastes haven’t evolved that much since my high school days.  Essentially, if you ever listened to the “Lucy” station on Sirius (before they replaced it with Lithium), you’d know the extent of my iPod music collection.  And while I love the […]

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Weekly Training Report

By | October 6, 2013

Another week closer to Philly! Here’s how it went down: Monday: Rest day. Delicious after a long weekend of camping and hanging out with friends. Tuesday: Easy 8.  Treadmill before work. Felt nice and easy. Wednesday: 8 miles total, with 5×1000 at 5k pace.  This was a TOUGH workout and I was sweating allll over […]

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Wordless Wednesday

By | October 3, 2013

Enjoying the Tour du Mont Blanc – Summer 2013.  My husband takes good pictures

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