3 Steps to Making Running Your Lifelong Friend – The JCC on the Palisades Feature Story About ME!

Running long distance for the first time may appear to be a challenging feat to conquer.  But the benefits far outweigh the negative rumors that are sometimes associated with this lifelong activity. Whether you are an avid runner or you are looking to become one, following these few simple steps to make the love of this sport last a lifetime.  Continue reading “3 Steps to Making Running Your Lifelong Friend – The JCC on the Palisades Feature Story About ME!”

Steamtown Marathon Recap – Hop Aboard the Rollercoaster Ride

I just needed a minute to take in all that went on the past 6 months of my life before I actually sat down and started writing this post. From major surgery, starting a blog, completing a marathon, and everything else that made this ride quite a challenge, I say a nice break was long overdue! Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Recap – Hop Aboard the Rollercoaster Ride”

Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 14 – Chill Out… The Final Week is Here!!!

Last week of marathon training!!! It is time to allow my body to rebuild enzymes, antioxidants, hormones, muscle tears and muscle glycogen with some good rest, proper nutrition and staying well hydrated. This also means less mileage! Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 14 – Chill Out… The Final Week is Here!!!”

Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 12 – Golden Door International Film Festival and Haworth 5K

The final weeks before the marathon are here and these days are just as important in the training program as the weeks prior. The choices I have made recently were not ideal and hopefully the damage I caused to my body will not affect my race. Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 12 – Golden Door International Film Festival and Haworth 5K”

Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 11 – Dr. Braver Saves the Day at the Newport Liberty Half Marathon

When it comes to training sometimes an excellent way to gauge how you are progressing is by running a race. I found a great half marathon that works perfectly into my running plan and it just so happens that it is where I grew up. Continue reading “Steamtown Marathon Training 2016: Week 11 – Dr. Braver Saves the Day at the Newport Liberty Half Marathon”

Let the Marathon Training Begin: Start Date July

The girl is back!!! Yes, the day is finally here where I begin my marathon training with Roger Aspholm, my coach, for the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, PA. The photograph above was taken a few days before my surgery. I would like to have officially started my training in June. My body was not ready for the intense workouts that are required, especially after my surgery… not to mention the sacrifices I have to make to put the time in for the training. In the end, the sense of accomplishment and the proud look in my kids eyes when I bring home a plaque makes it all worth it. Continue reading “Let the Marathon Training Begin: Start Date July”

3 Great Tips for Beginner Runners – How to Stay Injury-Free

There are a variety of reasons people pick up running. Whether it is for recreation, competitive purposes or getting back into shape, running is a simple activity that you can do anywhere and at anytime. There also is no age discrimination when it comes to this sport. You can be 3 or 85 years old, if you are up for the challenge, those legs can take you anywhere. Continue reading “3 Great Tips for Beginner Runners – How to Stay Injury-Free”

Who Says Running is a Solo Sport? Meet the FinKraft Team…

When most people think of running they see it as a solitary sport, which can be true in some cases.  Not everyone runs at the same pace, the same distance, and the same time of day.  When you find that right partner it really can be a positive and motivating experience.  For me, it was joining the FinKraft Team and being trained by renowned coach Roger Aspholm, founder of the group!

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