From the category archives:


Pool Running

May 23, 2014

Janae inspired me to try out pool running.  She has some good information here about pool running and  here is another good video to learn more about pool running.  Since I haven’t been able to run in about 4 weeks I thought I should give pool running a try since all of my training I did […]

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can you run TOO fast doing interval training?

May 20, 2014

On Tuesday morning I did an interval workout on the track.  I used the local high school track and I wasnt sure if they would let me on it so I woke up early to get on before school began…just in case.  The workout was 4 x 800 meters with a 400 m jog in […]

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Story of the Year

May 19, 2014

While Tina is motivated to get her running mojo back, I am still sidelined with an injury.  This has been pretty much the story of the year for me.  This fall I was injured with really bad shin splints (who knows maybe a stress fracture) and a calf muscle injury.  When I was finally healed […]

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Breakfast Quinoa with Bananas, Strawberries & Toasted Coconut

May 18, 2014

This weekend was beautiful!  I went down the shore for the first time in awhile; it was so relaxing.  I love the shore when it is empty and quiet…come next weekend- it will be a different story! Check out my views during my run this weekend (other picture is below). Not too shabby, eh? TEMPO […]

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Getting My Running “Mojo” Back

May 16, 2014

So Marathon Training commences on Monday.  Perfect timing for the beautiful, hot, sticky, summer. Everyone keeps telling me that the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a hellish summer… is this true? I hope not. But based on how winter went this year, I believe it. Oh well, roll with the punches.  I set my marathon PR […]

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Heart Rate Training

May 8, 2014

Congrats to everyone who ran Broad Street!  I had plans to run but the week of the race I had pain in my inner hip/groin area.  I don’t really know where the pain came from…if it was from running/yoga/biking.  I have a theory that it is from yoga class when I was in pigeon pose and […]

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Broad Street 2014 Race Recap

May 5, 2014

Yesterday was the Broad Street 10 miler in Philly. There were more than 40,000 racers…can you believe that!? I believe that Broad Street is the largest and fastest 10 mile race in America… can someone fact check me on that one?  Anyway, this year was my 4th time running Broad Street. It is such a fan […]

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5k, Pizza, and Cookies

April 14, 2014

This weekend was a great one, despite Todd having some sort of sickness for the first half of the weekend.  On Saturday, I ran a 5k with some friends to benefit the ALS Hope foundation, specifically in honor of my friend’s uncle.  The race was very well-organized especially it being the first time putting this […]

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fun run and body pump

January 23, 2014

This past weekend, I went up to visit Christina in North Jersey!  We had a very active weekend because we both went through a two-day initial certification for Body Pump.  When I got there on Friday afternoon, we went to a local park to run 7 miles which is the furthest the both of us […]

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Mary’s Baltimore Marathon 2013 race recap

October 13, 2013

On Saturday I ran my 10th marathon in Baltimore.  Friday night we went to the expo and then went out to dinner for pasta and then a quick stop at Vaccaro’s for a Cannoli!  Perfect fuel for a marathon. This was the most unprepared for a marathon that I have ever been due to having […]

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7 minutes…

October 9, 2013

…that is the amount of time I ran the other day on the treadmill at a pace of 12:30/mile pain-free.  As you may know, I have been dealing with terrible shin splints.  I am also signed up to run the Baltimore Marathon this Saturday.  About 6 weeks ago I was dealing with shin splints in […]

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back to reality

October 3, 2013

Well, as Tina wrote about in her post, Todd and I got married this past weekend!  It was a crazy weekend and we had the time of our lives.  Afterwards, we took a “mini-moon” to Cape May for a few days.  It was so nice to get away, relax, and enjoy each other’s company.  We […]

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weekend in review

September 16, 2013

I had a fantastic weekend and I hope you did too!  Tina came home for the weekend and Friday night we went on a little jog together.  It was my third short and slow run back and it was fun to have a partner to run with!  We just did about 3 miles and ran […]

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Shin Splints

September 11, 2013

I would mark the fall of 2007 as the time when I considered myself a true runner.  I ran before 2007 and completed several races, but for some reason I never felt like a serious runner.  I guess that was the time I was slipping slowly into the world of running and I did not […]

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bachelorette fun & the early morning run

August 20, 2013

If you read Tina’s post, you can see that we both had a very fun weekend!  Friday night, my best friend since second grade, Jill, surprised me with a pre-bachelorette celebration.  Unfortunately she won’t be able to make it to my bachelorette next weekend because she is moving across the country!  I was so glad […]

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never give up.

August 16, 2013

A year or so ago I bought the book, Run the Edge by Adam Goucher and Tim Catalano.  I love running books and this one was no exception.  After I read the book, I began following their page on Facebook.  Everyday they post motivational quotes about running and life which I really enjoy reading.  This […]

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To Stretch or Not To Stretch?

August 14, 2013

Easy answer, huh.  Confession, though… unless you count touching my toes for 10 seconds and doing a quick quad stretch after running, I never stretch. I know I should but I just don’t.  And it is so easy, too! I guess I am usually tight on time, get my workout in, and get on with […]

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Brooklyn Half Marathon Race Report

May 19, 2013

This past weekend, Todd and I went up to Brooklyn, NY to visit our friends, Nick and Katelynn.  On Saturday, Katelynn and I ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon.  Katelynn ran cross country in high school and is recently getting back into running.  This was her first half marathon and she did amazing.  She cruised right […]

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Mary’s 2013 Broad Street 10-miler Recap

May 7, 2013

Last Sunday was the Broad Street 10 mile Run.  Christina wrote her recap already, but I wanted to give my two cents as well.  This was my fourth time running Broad Street.  It is a very well organized race  especially considering the 40,000+ participants.  I have looked forward to this race for the past four […]

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35 minute Treadmill Interval Workout

February 8, 2013

  The forecast for the weekend isn’t  looking great for most folks on the east coast.  Most of you will be stuck inside this weekend so I thought I would share a great interval treadmill workout.   Youll get that heart rate up, burn calories, challenge your body in a new way, and get a […]

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How NOT to Run a Marathon

January 14, 2013

mile 20 street marker of the Philadelphia Marathon in Manayunk About a month and a half ago now, I completed my 5th marathon. I honestly never imagined in a million years I would run ONE let alone FIVE marathons.  My first marathon was when I was a Junior in college (2009); I ran Philadelphia with […]

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Running Recovery

July 23, 2012

As I’m getting back into marathon training, I’m also starting to think about recovery.  When you are training almost everyday it is important to recover as quickly as possible.  I read an article on Running Times website, Post-Run Recovery Tips, that offered some great advice that I’ll outline below.   Keys to Recovery Structure your […]

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Broad Street Run 2012

May 12, 2012

On Sunday, May 6th, I ran the Broad Street Run for the third year in a row.  I ran, along with a lot of my friends…Christina, Harry, Lauren, Pat, Brittany, Kevan, Lindsey, Stef, Hannah, Mikey & Todd!  Broad Street is such a fun event and I look forward to it every Spring.  I headed to […]

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2012 Boston Marathon Recap

April 17, 2012

This past Monday I ran the Boston Marathon for the third time in a row and my older sister, Danielle, ran Boston for her first time!  This time around was much different than the other two times that I have ran Boston.  This was definitely the most challenging marathon I have run to date due […]

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2011 Philadelphia Marathon Race Report

November 20, 2011

Today I ran my 7th marathon and my 4th Philadelphia Marathon.  Philadelphia is a special marathon for me because it is what I consider home and I also ran my first marathon here. Today’s weather was perfect.  It was unusually warm and while I was okay in what I wore (short sleeves and capris), I […]

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Yvonne Stewart Memorial Run 7/24/11

July 31, 2011

As most of you may know, we have spent the last year or so planning a charity run in honor of our Grandmother, Yvonne Stewart.  After a ton of work, the inaugural Yvonne Stewart Memorial Run took place Sunday, July 24, 2011 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.  This was the first run and event that […]

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Down & Dirty Mud Run

July 19, 2011

Good morning!  Hope your week is off to a good start so far!  Yesterday was one of those days that everything seemed to work against me….itt was a crappy day to say the least.  It was also Day 1 of Marathon Training and I almost skipped my run because I was so spent by the […]

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YS Memorial Run- July 24th Atlantic City, NJ

July 12, 2011

  We are 11 days away from the Inaugural Yvonne Stewart Memorial 5K/10K Run and 2 Mile Walk!!!!  For those of you who do not know, my two sisters and I have been working to plan this event in honor of our Grandmom who was a retired Atlantic County Detective Sergeant and one of the […]

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keeping fit during a break from running.

July 5, 2011

After running the Boston Marathon in April and the Philadelphia Broad Street 10-miler (post 2) in the beginning of May, I have been taking it pretty easy.  I took off of running completely for a couple of weeks and then slowly began to pick it back up again.  However, recently, I have been experiencing a slight […]

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running, rowing, and baseball.

May 2, 2011

This past Sunday was the 2011 Broad Street 10 Mile Run in Philadelphia.  Christina and I both planned to run in this race together just like last year, but since she fell and hurt her knee in the beginning of April, she was unable to run.  Broad Street is a 10 mile run that is […]

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