Next week I’ll be running my fourth marathon 🙂 Each marathon and training cycle has it’s own place in my heart, but this one has been incredibly special as I feel I’ve come such a long way in my personal life, and I owe a whole lot of it to running. I’ve mentioned in past posts how the beginning … More Celebrating this marathon training cycle + how races equal life
Happy Sunday, friends! This week was quite the eventful one, filled with running around and seeing friends here and there. I don’t have many pictures from the week so I’ll spare going into the events in excruciating detail, but one of the highlights was getting a last minute text from Lindsay on Tuesday saying she was … More Surprise visit + favorite running tradition + week 12 of marathon training
Hello!! Not too much to report this week. This week was super low key, mostly filled with recovering from Costa Rica and getting my life back together. The highlight by far was seeing my favorite band of all time, The Shins at Music Hall of Williamsburg! I actually didn’t even know they were in town until … More The Shins concert + time of the month + week 11 of marathon training
Hello friends! I wanted to check in one last time before heading off to COSTA RICA TOMORROW! I can’t believe this day is finally here. I will be M.I.A. on this blog for the next week and a half, but you’d like, check my instagram for daily updates on my trip :). This week had … More The Griswolds concert + back to Queens + what running has done for me + week 9 of marathon training
Things have calmed down quite a bit here. I spent the last week recharging after travelling, enjoying some down time at work, running a ton, and getting ready for my trip to Costa Rica next week – I’ll be there for 8 days with Michelle and I could NOT be more pumped! In the meantime, … More Brooklyn Brewery + SoHo strollin’ + week 8 of marathon training
My heart is so full. This race was exactly the race I needed for that mid-marathon cycle inspiration. Final time: 1 hr 57 min 37 sec – A NEW PR!!! (previously 1:58.33 from 1.5 years ago). My expectations for this race were somewhat scattered beforehand. It’s the halfway point in my marathon training cycle, so I … More Central Park Half Marathon race recap – new PR!!
This past week was spent on the road. See my recap on my trip to Boston HERE. The rest of the week I was in Wisconsin for work. Not exactly the most thrilling of places. 😛 I will say everyone is EXTREMELY nice out there. I got a rental car while in Wisconsin. It seems … More Whole weekend outdoors + week 7 of marathon training
One of my biggest struggles is balancing priorities. Between making a good impression at work, seeing my friends, training for 2 marathons a year, and on top of that studying for my actuarial exams (each sitting requires 300-500 hours of study!), sometimes I question if I can do it all. Exams have never come easy to … More Finding balance between work + life + studying + running
5 happenings from my week This has hands down been one of the longest weeks of work for me. Long days filled with tons of deadlines – that’s my firm’s busy season for ya! Even though there have been tough moments, it all also came with a huge sense of accomplishment. I remember leaving the office … More My week in 5-4-3-2-1!
This past weekend was Chinese New Year – this year is quite the special one as it is the year of the rooster, which my own sign 🙂 I was fortunate enough to go home this past week to spend some time with the family. Even though it was a pretty busy work week, I still got … More Chinese New Year dumpling party!