What’s something you wish you knew before your first marathon? Throwback to my first marathon! Can’t believe that it was almost 6 years ago! 😱 Reflecting on that marathon, and wrote up a blog piece about advice I wish I had before it. Visit at fithart.com, link in profile 😊
I did it!!! I turned a cancelled race into a training run and completed 26.25 miles on my own; entirely self supported with over 2800 feet of elevation gain. The amount of stuff I had to carry/stage was annoying. I much prefer this distance with aid stations. (And my slowest marathon to date!!! Good thing I was aiming for a 12-13 min per mile pace!) I can definitely tell that I have done all my long runs on trail and not pavement. My body was hurting by mile 19 but I managed to push through and cross my finish line. But damn, I am going to pay for all that pavement for the next few days. Saw a few friends on the course (which helped mentally) and took a TON of photos! Overall, a very decent day!
Half-Marathon Number 11 in the books. Got to meetup with my boy @swim_bike_run_with_romie (who totally kicked ass and threw-down today). Just 13.1 nice and easy miles... I am a proud owner of a 2:10 half-marathon (that included ✌🏼 human nature stops💩🤦🏽♂️😜). I am proud for not falling for the temptation of turning-up knowing I have a marathon next week and that wouldn’t be a good idea. Today was just for the high-fives and positive vibes!!! Thank you to all the NYRR volunteers! Again, you all make this possible. I am so grateful for you all🙏🏼. Now, on to the big one -The Miami Marathon baby!!! #flmh#miamimarathon#whennaturecalls#nyrr#13point1#26point2#highfivesandpositivevibes
I’ve explained who I’m running for, my Dad. Now the where (and why there?) ****Another long post **** 2005 July, I had just graduated college and my dad passed away. I worked FT @ the hospital he did most his treatments at. I just needed to get out of Massachusetts. My coworker had worked as a flight attendant and always had hilarious stories, @tbabydillon. So on a whim I applied. Long story short, flew into Indy on Tuesday for interview, accepted job Thursday had to relocate for training a week and a half later. After 4 weeks training we had 3 cities we could be based in. And guess where I got? Chicago! My top choice. 3 places have felt like Home to me and Chicago is one of them!! Left—Only pic of me in uniform and it’s when I dressed up for Halloween.(they’re all lost in MySpace world) And my #logansquare apartment building! Super excited to be running in one of my favorite cities! @chimarathon @myteamintraining #lls#leukemiaandlymphomasociety#irun4mks http://pages.teamintraining.org/ma/chicago18/NParenteau