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