Celebrating this marathon training cycle + how races equal life

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

Surprise visit + favorite running tradition + week 12 of marathon training

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

The Shins concert + time of the month + week 11 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

The Griswolds concert + back to Queens + what running has done for me + week 9 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

Brooklyn Brewery + SoHo strollin’ + week 8 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

Central Park Half Marathon race recap – new PR!!

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!!

Finding balance between work + life + studying + running

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