2017 Chicago Marathon - 3:32:28

Chicago Marathon¬†number three and my twelfth marathon¬†overall! Let me just say off the bat, I have weird mixed feelings about this race. It’s hard to complain about a 3:32 finish and a BQ, but I’m not exactly thrilled with how I got there. But before I get into the race itself… Pre-race Danielle and I got to Chicago in the early afternoon on Thursday and, for the most part, I didn’t want to spend too much time on my feet, but Thursday and Friday ended up being bit more walking around than planned. [Read More]

The case of 2016

I’ve been putting off writing this all month, partially because I’ve been lazy and depressed since the election, but mostly¬†because thinking about 2016 makes me feel weird and guilty. 2016 has been an awful hell year in almost every way imaginable. We lost celebrities and public figures who have inspired us and changed our lives. We lost scientific figures who made important discoveries. We elected Donald Trump as our next President after the worst election year pretty much any of us have been a live to see. [Read More]

Training recap: 10/6-10/12

Last week was crazy intense with my trip to the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (probably more on that soon), but I did manage to get four runs in! I ran two mornings while away in Phoenix which is what I was hoping to pull off, so I can’t complain. My Wednesday morning run was done on the hotel treadmill which was my first treadmill run since January, I believe. [Read More]

Running recap: 8/11-8/17

Some oysters from dinner on Wednesday. They were very yummy! I only knocked out 19 miles last week, but considering I was traveling for work in the middle of it, I don’t think that’s too bad. My whole schedule ended up being thrown off. I planned to run Monday and Wednesday, but instead ran Tuesday and Thursday. Monday’s run got pushed to Tuesday thanks to my entire department (well, those of us who were actually in the office) deciding to get up at 4pm to just leave and go to the Mexican place down the street for tequila shots and a happy hour that lasted until almost 9pm for me and way, way later for the rest of them. [Read More]

Running recap: 8/4-8/10

She gets herself into the worst jams Last week was a bit sparse on the running, unfortunately. Most of my week was spent driving back and forth to Jersey City to look at apartments. I just couldn’t squeeze running in as much as I would have liked. I ended up with just three runs for 14.5 miles total. The eight-miler I wanted to do over the weekend got cut early because of time and just being exhausted from constantly running around. [Read More]