David Tennant does a podcast with … Review

David Tennant does a podcast with … Review

“So, where was I? Oh, that’s right. Barcelona!” The first lines that David Tennant uttered as the Tenth Doctor before collapsing, but not before heralding a new era of a lot of running and fun and angst – “MY” Doctor even though I had first loved him after watching a televised stage production of Hamlet. (If you can find a watch of this Prince in Jeans and T-Shirt, don’t miss it!) It was definitely to hear David Tennant that I…

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#YouWillBeFound

#YouWillBeFound

#YouWillBeFound “So let the sun come streaming in‘Cause you’ll reach up and you’ll rise againLift your head and look aroundYou will be found” Have you ever felt emotionally breaking down for absolutely no reason other than a song, a song that you may have heard may times in the past without that extreme reaction? I didn’t even have this reaction on watching DEH live or when Hugh Jackman performed it so wonderfully. The song somehow found it’s way into one…

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Back to School – 7 Weeks to Berlin

Back to School – 7 Weeks to Berlin

First full week of school.The heat and humidity is back with a vengeance. The weekly mileage is creeping up.My runs were hodge-podge but I did get all my miles in but could not get in any lunchtime bootcamp this week. Tuesday: I think I had a good tempo interval speed workout. Definitely made me work at it!! It was exhilarating to actually get it done. Wednesday: Tuesday night, my 13yo and me had a huge spat so I didn’t want…

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Trying to move past the frustration of running

Trying to move past the frustration of running

I never thought I’d say this and I know that I don’t probably mean it and it is just the frustration speaking – At this moment in time, Saturday 5pm, as I sit defeated after yet another sucky run making it XX sucky runs in a row, I wonder …. (No, it is not just the Atlanta summer, I had horribly slow runs even when running next to the majestic Niagara Falls) I wonder why I am doing this to…

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How to get a charity entry to Tokyo Marathon

How to get a charity entry to Tokyo Marathon

Tokyo Marathon (to be held on March 1st, 2020) has a field of ~30,000 runners out of which 26,370 are through a lottery entry. While several people I know have been successful in getting a lottery spot, it is becoming increasingly difficult with a growing number of people looking to complete Tokyo as part of the World Marathon Majors Challenge (Tokyo, London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, New York). In my quest for the WMM as a personal challenge, I figured that…

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15 Weeks to Berlin: Training Recap

15 Weeks to Berlin: Training Recap

Just when I was so proud of keeping up with strength training sessions, I missed all of my strength training lunchtime bootcamp last week due to sickness and also this week. A team lunch, a work meeting and emotional drainage took precedence over the 30min sessions. But I alteast got my runs in and maintained my routine and cadence from the past 2-3 weeks. Monday: Yoga followed by a 3 mile treadmill run It was the worst treadmill spot ever…

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Why the London Marathon is my favorite

Why the London Marathon is my favorite

3 years ago, I gathered at Greenwich village with 40,000 others to make a trip from Greenwich to Buckingham Palace/St. James park and that journey instantaneously became my absolute favorite marathon ever. Yes, I loved the London Marathon even more than the New York City Marathon, which was every bit as wonderful as I’d read it would be. But London was … just something else. Ever since I dreamed of the possibility of running a marathon, London was at the…

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