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Guess my Finish at the 2014 Boston Marathon and win a prize

Guess my Finish at the 2014 Boston Marathon, and WIN a prize

Just like we did before every single race I’ve done in the last two years (link to last one, and the NYC Half guess) it’s time to place your bets again… There is always someone who hits it right in the head! (always unbelievable! look at this one: guesses here, winner here)

Rules:

Pick a finish time and write in the comments below. Whoever gets closer, wins, If there’s two identical times, the…

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Bondiband GIVEAWAY, take six!!! Get your creative hat/heaband on!!!!

You know the drill by now, given this is the sixth giveaway…  The fabulous people at Bondiband are going to sponsor our little fun, AGAIN!!!!

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Very unrelated example (and also, what you could win!), but these one is MINE

They make these amazing wicking hats (ponytail hole or not), headbands, and other cool running accessories; there’s stuff  for everybody! And if you are the lucky winner, you’ll…

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Race Report: Scotland Run 10K (more like two 5Ks!)

Any other time, I would have hated the results. But I am happy.

There I went, into my race #95, knowing I wouldn’t PR and I was still happy. The weather was finally nice to run and race in and it’d be a great way to do some speedwork. Even if I am two weeks away from Boston with just one long run. Whatever, right? So I went in relaxed, looking for a training run, to get in below 50 minutes (so…

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Guess my Finish at the Scotland 10K, and WIN a prize!

Just like we did before every single race I’ve done in the last two years (link to last one, the NYC Half guess) it’s time to place your bets again… There is always someone who hits it right in the head! (always unbelievable! look the one I did a few weeks ago! guesses here, winner here)

Rules:

Pick a finish time and write in the comments below. Whoever gets closer, wins, If there’s two identical…

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Scotland 10K Run Giveaway!

Scotland Run Giveaway!

Central Park Turns Blue and Tartan for 11th Annual Scotland Run 

Are you doing the Scotland Run 10K?? Are you? It’s sold out so I hope you signed up on time… I am and I hope to see you there racing or spectating. The race is quite fun… here are some pictures from last year. And I have a fabulous giveaway, all Scottish themed for you to be ready! Okay, if you are not racing you can participate…

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BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY HOSTS INTERACTIVE VIDEO CHAT ABOUT RUNNING, this Friday - GIVEAWAY!!

BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY HOSTS INTERACTIVE VIDEO CHAT ABOUT RUNNING - GIVEAWAY!!

Hey running friends, another day, another giveaway! I have some news for you… and see below for access to the chat (and please share!) - BOSTON MARATHON RACE DIRECTOR DAVE MCGILLIVRAY HOSTS INTERACTIVE VIDEO CHAT ABOUT RUNNING TO RAISE MONEY FOR MARATHON FOUNDATION Online Video Chat Will Cover His Personal Experience, Advice for Runners and Racing Strategies - BOSTON—Boston Marathon race…

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SELF: SUCK IT

Most of you already heard of this. I just heard about it an hour ago, rushed home from dinner, I am BOILING.

People at SELF magazine published this:

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Nevermind they acted like bullies. Nevermind they are putting down people who are doing something amazing (whether they are going through chemo -which, em, case in efffin point!!!!!!!!-, they are fundraising, they are running because they love it,…

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I went to SoulCycle and HATED it
BEFORE the session

Never mind the title… I am writing this before I go, in case I get sucked into the cult. Seems like it’s a real cult. Seriously. (not that running isn’t but I am already busy with one!). Or at least the people I know like to pray about it and suck you in…

My friend Michelle decided she’d take me to SoulCycle as a bday present. And I have to say I’ll always take an experienceove…

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You!

I got an email from a friend (Michelle!!!) with that subject, and this image.

nutella barbieIt is me! I love long wool zip ups, leg warmers, and nutella. Plus the hair color and the spoon are a perfect fit!

The only little difference is that my knees have a bit more personality!

Have a great weekend, run a bit, enjoy a lot, and have a birthday celebratory mile/cupcake for me!!!

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NYC Half 2014: and the giveaway winner is….

So, my super official NYC Half Marathon finish time, according to NYRR, is 1:50:10, which is quite peculiar because look at what I had guessed on my giveaway post

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Still, NO ONE listens to me and not ONE guessed 1:50:xx!!!!! Still, someone was the closest one… the winner is….

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Congrats “Marathon Mama!!!!!! I am sure I know who you are! Please email me your choice of prize (from the post), postal…

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Race Report: NYC Half 2014 - training starts here!

Well, the NYC Half happened. Again. For the 6th time for me. And I am VERY happy about it. I hadn’t trained, I was 13 minutes slower than last year, but this was such a different story from the NYC Marathon a few months ago…!

The truth is, since July my training has been a disaster for one reason or another (and there were many!!), and I knew I wasn’t going to PR, so I just wanted to use it as a…

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Exactly what I had predicted: 1:50. What I was surprised with: SO MUCH FUN! Not having trained, doing it 13 mins slower than last year is ok, but man was I happy to be back in the road. So happy! BEST DAY EVER. Now I enjoy (some more!)!!

More soon!

#NYCHALF done!! Exactly what I had predicted: 1:50. What I was surprised with: SO MUCH FUN! Not having trained, doing it 13 mins slower than last year is ok, but man was I happy to be back in the road.
Bibbed!

I guess I am as ready as I can be:

2014-03-14 11.25.50I’ve calculated what time I have to be there (at least an hour before the start), I have affixed the sticker to the bag, I  have set my alarm. The rest will be decided at the last minute!

If you’re cheering, tell me where you will be so I can scream at you!

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Just because we are on NYC Half Marathon week and it seems to be all we can think about around here… some pics from my FIVE NYC Half Marathons! it’s crazy how things change… NYC Half was my first half marathon AND my first race ever… so here we go!

2013 –  got a PR of 1:37:35! (race report) my fifth NYC Half! fun day!

but wait, there’s more!

2012 -  1:43:04 was fun to be back to the race after 3 years! (race report)

but wait, there’s more!

2009 -  1:49:12 it was still in the summer and I think this was the hottest one ever (race report)

but wait, there’s more!

2007 -  1:51:29 my second!!

2006: 2:06:11 my first race ever, my first half ever and my first NYC Half ever… I was so overwhelmed I cried during the last two miles (I could barely see with all the tears!!!!). There’s no pictures of me running during this race (I had no idea how to even get pictures!) but now you can see why I love this race right?

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NYC Half, throwback Thursday edition Just because we are on NYC Half Marathon week and it seems to be all we can think about around…