Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018 Race Recap!


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Marathon #3 is in the books! A Little Background: I was actually supposed to run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon back in 2017, but when I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in June 2017, I was sadly forced to defer my race for a year. I’d chosen Toronto Waterfront because it has an amazing […]

October 25, 2018

Summer 2018: A Highlight Reel


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(This is a brief re-write of a post that was destroyed in the great disc-space crash of ReadWriteRun in December 2018. It was re-written using the photo folders and notes from the original post. Enjoy! ) This. Summer. Was. Awesome. This was the first year I didn’t work or take classes over the summer; and […]

August 25, 2018

Summer Running Survival Guide


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Training for a marathon throughout the summer has been…interesting. I was used to wearing 15 layers and braving snow, ice, and sub-freezing temperatures in order to prep for all the spring races I’ve done over the years. But this whole “running in 80+ degree weather” thing? Totally new to me. Here’s how I’ve been making […]

August 20, 2018

All About Peru!


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(This is a brief re-write of the recap that was destroyed in the great disc-space crash of ReadWriteRun in December 2018) Hi Friends! I was so, so lucky to have the opportunity and ability to travel to Peru at the end of July/beginning of August. I chose to take an organized group tour for this […]

August 5, 2018

JUNE GOALS!!


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Hi Friends:) Firstly, HAPPY BELATED GLOBAL RUNNING DAY! I should have slipped that into yesterday’s post, but I totally didn’t. I celebrated with 8 miles before work thanks to a much-appreciated late-start at school. Once again, I am a week late choosing goals for this month. BUT I checked back in on my goals for […]

June 8, 2018

RUNNING/INJURY UPDATE: 3 Things I Am Working On!


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Hi Friends:) This week has been NUTS. Our school district has all kinds of special events going on this week, and I’ve been struggling to keep up. Also, with finals coming up, my “second job” tutoring has been super intense; I’ve been pulling double sessions with my clients, trying to get them all set with […]

June 7, 2018

Portland Half Marathon Training #6: When Bad Runs Strike!


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Hi Friends! I’m gonna jump right in to my training recap from last week, then tell you a little bit about an ill-fated long run I just barely managed to complete. Monday: 5.07 miles (1 mile w/u, 3 miles @ 9:20 pace, 1 mile c/d) Tuesday: 5.01 miles easy Wednesday: 30 minutes swimming + PT Thursday: 4.01 miles […]

June 4, 2018

Book Review: Dress Shop of Dreams by Menna Van Praag


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Hello!! So, a few weeks ago I was wandering our local Amazon Book Store (we’ve got an actual, brick-and-mortar Amazon shop here in Boston!) and I spotted a pink book and could not resist. See, when I was little my mom would take me and my brothers to our local library every week to pick […]

June 1, 2018