Running 26.2 Miles Through the Five Boroughs

medal selfie

As the alarm on my iPhone went off, I slowly turned it off and flipped on the light. The phone said 5:00 a.m., yet the alarm clock next to my bed said 6:00. Despite being […]

The Amazing Weekend of Tennis That Almost Wasn’t

US Open grounds

I bought my tickets for the women’s and men’s finals of the U.S. Open back in early June – before the French Open finals even took place. I snapped them up the minute tickets went […]

Weeks 4 and 5 of NYC Marathon Training

Magnificent Mile Half

Five weeks down out of a 12 week plan! Yippee! I have said it before, but I’ll say it again, I am really enjoying using a virtual training program as I prepare for the New […]

I’m Running the NYC Marathon for Charity!

Chicago marathon

When I ran my first marathon back in 2008, I raised money for the American Cancer Society and trained with their training program. I did so because I felt like I needed the support of […]

Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

I visited the newly opened 9/11 Memorial and Museum back in September but struggled to really write about it at that time. It was a surreal experience for several reasons, although surreal doesn’t really seem […]

New York, New York

New York City

As I stepped off the plane at LaGuardia, I had a sense of the familiar. Passing the Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop, I recalled the days of snacking on their buttery pretzels as I waited for […]