Run Britannia – My 2019 London Marathon Race Report

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They say no marathon is ever easy, and it’s certainly true. Even with a fantastic training season where for the first time ever, I accomplished all of my long runs, even extending one to 21 miles and didn’t bail out on a single one, 26.2 miles still hurt. However, the London marathon was as close to perfect as could be for me. With amazing organization and a great course, the London Marathon should be high […]

London Calling – Time for the London Marathon

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It’s tapering time for the next three weeks before the London Marathon and that means it’s time to reflect on training and get ready for the race. The London Marathon will be my sixth marathon, 4/6 of the world major marathons, and my third international one. Though I’m still not completely sure they’ll actually let me in the country as there is still no deal for Brexit, I’m very excited for the race and to […]

Breaking Boundaries in the Berlin Marathon

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My fifth marathon, the 2018 Berlin marathon, was finally the first time I didn’t feel like I was going to die by the end of 26.2 (it’s the .2 miles that will kill you) miles. Considering I felt the least prepared for it of any marathon I’ve run, it’s incredible that it ended up being my favorite, and the first time I actually want to run another right after. Between bad long runs, a lofty […]

Ready for Berlin?

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With two weeks left until the Berlin Marathon, everyone wants to know if I’m ready. The problem is, I won’t really know until something like a few miles into the race on September 16. It certainly hasn’t been an easy training schedule with twin toddlers taking up more and more time, and there have been more than a few poor runs, but I think I’m pretty ready. As I lay on my back in the […]

How I fell in love with Newark through running

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I’ve worked in Newark for nearly seven years, but nothing has brought me closer to the city than running through it. Working there, I’ve seen much of the city through lunches, happy hours, and even volunteer events. I’ve been there many times for hockey games. While each of these connected me a bit more to the city, it’s only through running that I’ve really started to form a bond. Ive long felt that running is […]

My 2017 Running Gear Guide

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Oprah can keep her holiday guide. Her gifts will keep you on the couch and snuggling, while runners want to be outside training for the next race. I’ve tried and tested a ton of running gear this year, and I can definitively say these are my favorite items. From head to foot, this running gear will get you out and running and keep you there. My running routine has changed a bit with a total […]

Will run for beer: running the Dogfishhead 8K

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Nothing tastes better after a good, hard run than an ice cold beer. There’s truth in all of those country songs. The only think that might taste better is several rounds of ice cold free beer, brewed less than 100 feet from the finish line. Even better still is pairing this with live music, a celebratory party atmosphere, and pretty good swag from the brewery. All of this and more greeted me at the end […]

Reflecting on my running lifestyle during the 2017 Newport Liberty Half Marathon

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Would you be willing to use a toilet in a Cosi that doesn’t flush after dozens of runners have used it just to make sure you can get to the starting line on time? Thanks to the Newport Half Marathon this year, I now know that I’m willing to make this kind of sacrifice for a good run. And it was totally worth it.   Nearing the end of my marathon training schedule, I only […]

Don’t be a stranger to Stavanger, Norway

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Across the street I spy the largest butcher’s shop I’ve ever seen. It looks as if it takes an entire block’s ground floor with numerous counters stacked with meat. From the ceiling hang a multitude of cured meats, legs of several land animals, and a few fowl as well. For a town connected more to the water of the fjord, it’s strange to see so much meat in Stavanger. I make a mental note to […]

The British are Running: Exploring Boston on Foot

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Boston is a city where history greets visitors on every corner. It’s a well preserved city where buildings that stood over founding fathers, massacres, and battles still stand today. Exploring the city on foot not only allows visitors to see the major sights, but also allows for becoming fully immersed in the history that surrounds as well. I recently visited Boston on a work trip and had a few chances to get out on foot, […]