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

Breakin’ in the Bikilas

Allie Running in Bikilas Bikilas are my new barefoot running shoes.  Don’t I look cool in them? I’m starting off Thanksgiving week on a good foot.  I have officially transitioned from my half marathon training plan to full on marathon training.  I have 22 weeks to get in tip top shape and raise $3065 more for the Melanoma Foundation.  Funny … Read More

Daylight Savings Time

It’s starting to feel like winter.  I went to City Sports the other day and purchased things like “base layers” and “running gloves” (I’m not really sure how running gloves differ from other gloves, but I bought them anyway because I feel like it’ll make me look more like an athlete). Now all I need is to remind myself that … Read More

Patriots’ Day Woes

My first encounter with Patriots’ Day was on Monday, April 20, 2009.  Toward the end of the work day on this particular Monday I decided I desperately needed mint chocolate chip ice cream on a chocolate dipped waffle cone from Brigham’s.  (Yes, my cravings are that specific).  I convinced a friend to sneak a break and walk down High Street … Read More