2017 Rutgers Unite Half Marathon - 1:44:06

This thing was actually really hard to hold up Three weeks, three half marathons. This week was the CGI Racing Rutgers Unite Half Marathon. Unite has a special place in my heart. Not only does it run through my old alma mater and where I used to live for over a decade—and partially through a park I often did training runs in before moving to Jersey City—but its inaugural year was also my very first half marathon, back in 2010. [Read More]

2017 NYCRUNS Ladies First Half Marathon - 1:39:40

Snagged a (small) new PR today in rough 20mph wind at the Ladies First Half Marathon. #runchat A post shared by Amelia Gapin (@entirelyamelia) on Apr 1, 2017 at 8:18am PDT Half marathon number two of six this season! Yes, last week, I think I said it was five, but…well, now it’s six. Yeah, I added another one into the mix because I have problems. Many problems. Send help. [Read More]

2017 Philly LOVE Run Half Marathon - 1:39:58

This was like three minutes after finishing. I put warm clothes on right quick! The last three races I was supposed to run in Philly were all DNSed the morning of—the 2015 Broad Street Run and the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon _and_ Half Marathon. But my Philly DNS streak is over! Yesterday, I did _not_ DNS. I actually ran a race! It was my first race in Philly since the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon. [Read More]

2017 Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge - DIY half marathon

This is post two of three for the 2017 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recap for the expo, 5k, and 10k here. No disappointment here! So this was the weird day of this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. We’d been watching the weather all week and knew it was going to be rainy. I don’t mind running in the rain if it’s not too cold, but thunderstorms were in the forecast, which…is a problem. [Read More]

2016 Newport Liberty Half Marathon - 1:39:51

I haven’t raced a half marathon in a long time. Sure, I’ve run half marathons, but it’s been about four and a half years since I actually tried to run a fast half and cared about my time. That was about a month before I decided to transition. Granted, I also haven’t raced much in the way of any distance in the last two years, but it’s certainly been the longest for the half. [Read More]

2016 Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge

Look at all these medals! I’m going to try to do a recap of all of the runDisney Dopey Challenge in a single post here. We’ll see how this goes, but I’ll try to keep it short. This was my first time doing the Dopey Challenge–if you’re not familiar, it’s a 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon over four days in Disney World. I’d done the Goofy Challenge, just the half marathon and marathon part, three previous times and the half marathon by itself once before that. [Read More]

Asbury Park Half Marathon - 1:48:11

Ignore the nail polish situation here. It came off as soon as I got home. Oddly, before Saturday, I hadn’t _raced_ a half marathon in three years. Yes, THREE! I’ve run four half marathons (raced two of them) in that period of time, but the last half marathon I did outside of Disney World or Disneyland and wasn’t just for fun was three years ago, April 2012. [Read More]