The Golden Arches of the Finish Line

Sometimes I think my body is beginning to reject this whole running thing.  I’m not talking about the sometimes achy joints and sore muscles.  That comes with the territory.  No, I’m talking about my diet.  You would think all this running would make my body crave healthy, protein and carb-filled foods.  Nope.  Not even a little bit.  I want Chipotle, … Read More

Update: It’s Awards Season!

Congratulations to Micah Silletto for winning the Oscar pool.  No, it was not a fix.  It just so happens Micah researched the Vegas odds to make his picks (I know, shocking) and all the favorites won.  Even better news: he donated his winnings to MFNE so the Oscar pool ended up raising $140 for MFNE.  Success!

Sunday Morning

7:00 AM – Alarm went off, hit snooze7:01 AM – Buttercup lays across my stomach and licks my nose.  I choose to believe this is an act of love rather than a message to get my lazy butt out of bed because she has to pee. 7:09 AM – Snooze went off, hit again7:10 AM – Sota paws my leg.  … Read More

I don’t care if it’s February, I’m calling this springtime

For all you cynics out there (Micah) who says it’s only a couple days of nice weather, I say NO!  I saw a guy in shorts, sandals, and a sleeveless shirt today.  Normally I would never trust a man wearing a sleeveless shirt outside of a gym but since this guy’s saying what I want to hear, I’ll drink that … Read More

It’s Award Season!!

It’s my favorite time of year!  And with all the snow we’ve gotten recently, this is the perfect excuse to curl up and fit in as many movies as I possibly can before awards night.  I’ve got a list of the movies I need to watch before February 27 so I can make my “educated” Oscar picks. So, join my … Read More

Snow Moat, Snow Problem

Another week and a 12 mile long-run down.  As most of you already know, we have gotten a ton of snow the past couple of weeks.  The best bet for finding a safe, non-icy long distance route is to stay on a main road and go out and back which makes for an exceptionally boring run.  And, because of where … Read More

Baby, it’s cold outside

January in Boston = Cold As you are dodging snow banks and icy spots on the sidewalk, it’s easy to think to yourself, “self, what is wrong with you?  It’s 29° out here.  You could be watching Jersey Shore in your cozy living room.  There’s lots of unfinished business between the ladies of the house and Deena is definitely going to … Read More

The Holidays

My entire body is sore. For Christmas, I took a week and a half off work and traveled to Newburgh, IN and Louisville, KY to spend as much time with family as I could.  With the exception of the actual traveling, it was a fantastic vacation.  I was a little concerned on my way down that I wouldn’t be able … Read More

Fresh Pond Park

Last weekend, we went to Green Bay, WI to watch the Packers – 49ers game.  And no, I did not run while in Wisconsin.  I raced from heated building to heated building, ate, drank beer and watched football as a good mid-Westerner should.  I did, however, run my 5 miles Friday after work to get the training in before we left.  I ran from … Read More

Runner’s Knee

My first week of training is finished.  Even better, I met my fundraising goal for the week.  All in all, a successful marathon training week. My long run this weekend was 7 miles.  I didn’t do so well…my left knee got really sore once we hit 3 miles so we cut the run short about 2 miles and “speed walked” … Read More