More from: Skirt Ambassador

Starting September Off Right

Marathon training and the marathon is starting to feel real. Not frightening or anything, just real. I think the absolutely gorgeous fall weather contributed. As I mentioned, I’m really enjoying marathon training, but shared a few of the downsides over coffee. Just a quick recap as this was a busy week. Weekly run down with […]


500 miles!

I would run five hundred miles and I would run five hundred more. Well, maybe not. Sometime this week I hit 500 miles run on the year according to the Run the Year tracker. Manual miles never quite make it there, so I actually hit it last week but didn’t notice. Why didn’t I notice […]


Powerful Podcasts and Love Thyself

It wasn’t love at first sight Some of our initial encounters Were awkward An up and down friendship But you grew on me Then one day I realised I was in love with you I love running We have the odd bad day But I can’t resist I always come back I want to grow […]


Vermont and other mischief

July finished with 84.79 miles. 84! That is, by far, a personal best. And yes, that missing .21 miles bothers me just a little because round numbers. But only a little because I’m really proud of this mileage increase that, touch wood, has been without injury. On nutrition: as I mentioned on twitter, I finally […]


Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz

New hydration tabs? Well maybe, but really this old Alka-Seltzer gem. And since the vast majority of us are in the same weather patterns I don’t have to explain that it’s actually about the ending of the brutal heat wave. Running and just existing this week was bliss. It’s so nice not to show up […]


Recovery week

Mostly recovery from Pride, the 18+ miles really were fine. My feet were oh so sore on Monday from the March though. Before I get into the wrap, who else lost their Sunday morning/early afternoon to the World Cup? I love this team! Random notes: A nice find: although I didn’t spot myself in CheerEverywhere’s […]


Pride!

What a wonderful whirlwind of a week. The city has been a rainbow of color, from Roosevelt Island to the main branch of the New York Public library and beyond. It also meant a super busy week of events culminating in a Guinness Book of World Records entry and Sunday’s Pride March. Mini Race Recap […]


Planning, shopping, running

So I was pretty sure I knew what I was going to do as far as group training for the fall. And then the details came out with an 11:00 top. Nope. I was actually feeling kind of weird about Mile High training anyway as I haven’t really done the classes in a long time […]


Tuesday Topics: #NewportFiesta5K

it was a fiesta indeed! Joining Zenaida and Kim for Tuesday Topics to determine whether riding a unicorn leads to PRs Earlier this year, NYRR announced their first race in New Jersey, likely in answer to NYC Runs taking over the Newport Half. I was on the fence about doing this race as it was […]


A Quieter Week

I love it when friends are in town. I adore them and we got up to good mischief. But I am so glad for a return to my routine. I am such a creature of habit. Speaking of habits, I finally broke down and ordered an iPod with blue tooth. The running without music experiment […]