August? Ughust


Rachel nailed it when she posted in July about summer training and I’m trying to keep that all top of mind when “easy” runs feel like I’m just starting to run again. I’m proud of myself for continuing to run outdoors in all the weather, but I hate hate hate summer running. Will I go […]

Tuesday Topics: Hannaford Half Marathon


Linking up with Zenaida and Chicago Marathoner! Kim to talk about Sunday’s Hannaford Half Marathon. I’ll do a double up Weekly Run Down next Sunday as I haven’t even started it. Recognize the shirt? No, not the race shirt, which was also pretty awesome. My finish shirt. Yep, that’s the shirt from my first ever […]

#MedalMonday: Race Recap: NYC Half Marathon


I was surprisingly chill about this race. I think it was mostly because I knew I wasn’t going to be properly trained back in January and I decided this was going to be a fun run. Why not defer? Probably because a no pressure race appealed to me, and I wanted to enjoy it with […]

NYC Half Marathon: Race Week


A wardrobe miracle happened this week (no, not that I matched, although that did happen too!) I found a pair of pants that fit at the ankle. Of course they were actually meant to be capris, but that’s the story of my life. These kept me warm enough on a chilly day that I hope […]

#MedalMonday, 2019 Publix A1A Half Marathon


I finished. I could still walk after. Atlantic ocean makes for the best race scenery. I pushed on through heat & humidity. I’m a happy camper…errr, runner. But, rewinding. [bctt tweet=”Fun in the sun on the Fort Lauderdale waterfront #RunFTL” username=”travellingcari”] Tuesday Topics: Linking up with Kim and Zenaida to talk an oceanfront half marathon […]

Physical Therapy: Week 1


I made a rookie mistake when scheduling my 7/7:30 AM PT sessions. I’ve done early dentist appointments, I can do this, I thought. Crucial difference? At the dentist you don’t have to, really can’t, talk. At PT, you’re supposed to. Note to self: coffee before PT. I really like the staff in this PT center. […]

Tuesday Topics: Lebow 2.0 #MedalMonday


I have so many feelings about Sunday’s Fred Lebow Half Marathon. Linking up with Kim and Zenaida to share the good, the bad and the amusing about the race. [bctt tweet=”thoughts on my second time through @nyrr’s #FredLebowHalf” username=”travellingcari”] Because I picked up my hat so early, it was a disjointed “race day experience” and […]

Planning through pain


It’s better to be ten miles undertrained than one mile overtrained This was twice-repeated at Monday’s NYRR event and it’s so true and so fitting for my training. I think my feet/knees are a reasonable alarm clock when I’m erring toward that one mile. While frustrating, this two week time has been educational too. What […]

FALLing into chaos, week of 10.14


  how many 80s children get that caption reference? 🙂 Guaranteed entry to NYC Half. Check Registration for Fred Lebow Half. Check In 2018 I ran three half marathons: Lebow, Fort Lauderdale and Brooklyn. In 2019, I’ll run three in the first three months, repeating two of 2018s. I think that’s a good start to […]

10 Thoughts on Running and the #PopularBkHalf


Some thoughts as I digest Saturday’s race. Gameface posted the photos and no luck 🙁 It was so hard to spot the photographers in the rain, they’re not as brightly colored as Fort Lauderdale. If I get time I’ll have a look through for my ridiculous hot pink jacket. The shirt above came today and […]