2018 Boston Marathon - 3:41:19

I don’t even know where to start here. Honestly, 🦄 Boston Marathon 🦄 is just unreal in every way. I’m not even going to try to keep this short. And considering that me trying to keep race recaps short usually means 3,000 words, you may want to grab a pot of coffee and bagged lunch. The lead up I won’t go into my training or the media stuff again since I already did, but this day was seven years in the making for me. [Read More]

Boston Marathon Training and Goals

Of course, I saved this until the last minute, but I was a little busy enjoying the hell out of Boston, okay? Anyway, let’s get to it, shall we? Training My training, as per the norm anymore, wasn’t great. It wasn’t the worst thing ever, for sure, but it wasn’t great. I had a really solid training plan in mind, but that went out the window when I started battling a case of runner’s knee. [Read More]

Pre-Boston Marathon Media Coverage

I’m sure you’ve all seen the barrage of news articles about transgender runners who will be running Boston Marathon this year. It’s been nothing less than a flood. And I hate it. Look, I’m obviously no stranger to media attention and I’m sort of used to this kind of thing. It happens every once in a while—not just with running, but I experienced it with the startup I confounded a few years ago as well. [Read More]

2018 NYCRUNS Ladies First Half Marathon - 1:46:34

The view from the pier at the start/finish. Things about been kind of quiet over here at Amelia HQ. I’ve been dealing with a bout of runner’s knee for the last couple of months and a little bit of depression. The good news is going back to physical therapy has helped the knee a lot. It’s not 100%, but it’s getting closer and handling jumping my mileage back up for the last few weeks before Boston. [Read More]

2018 Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon - 1:48:10

View this post on Instagram Hills and bagels for breakfast this morning at the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half! #FLMH #bibchat A post shared by Amelia Gapin (@entirelyamelia) on Jan 21, 2018 at 7:41am PST What’s a good idea two weeks after the Dopey Challenge? Running a half marathon in Central Park, of course! Ugh. Why did I sign up for this? [Read More]

2018 Dopey Challenge final thoughts

This is the sixth post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon. One more Dopey Challenge post for this year, okay? Okay. I know, I know. It’s been a lot, but just a quick little wrap up for the whole weekend here and then I’m done. If you didn’t read the other posts, feel free to grab a pot of coffee, a cat and/or dog to snuggle with, and curl up with them… [Read More]

2018 Walt Disney World Marathon - 3:40:15

This is the fifth post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Alright, the last day of the Dopey Challenge! The marathon! My favorite distance! And not just any marathon, but the 25th anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon! Pre-race I did my best to get a good night’s sleep, but it did take me a little while to fall asleep. [Read More]