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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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What you need to know about the Tokyo Marathon

What you need to know about the Tokyo Marathon

The Tokyo Marathon is a very different race than the races in the US. I had researched hard on many aspects of the Tokyo Marathon that you normally would not know about and since they all played such a vital part in my finish, I wanted to share some of the things that I learnt.

Tokyo Marathon 2019 – Race Report

Tokyo Marathon 2019 – Race Report

This past week, I travelled halfway across the world – to run a marathon. The Tokyo Marathon specifically. I prefaced the 2 weeks before the marathon with traveling all over Japan to get over the jetlag (the one time that my stomach messed up my race was at the London Marathon and I blame that on jetlag). I made sure to come back to Tokyo on the Thursday before the race so I could get the expo out of the…

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Why Revel Rockies is one of my favorite half marathons

Why Revel Rockies is one of my favorite half marathons

Last weekend, I ran the Revel Rockies Half Marathon in Colorado. It was picked by our 50 state runners as a pretty downhill course. And realizing that it was just 30-40min from Boulder, I jumped on it as a race + a visit to my sister. The weeks leading to the race were crazy with last weeks of school and work and everything else in between. I couldn’t prepare my long runs as well as I’d hoped to but I…

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Running in Jekyl Island, Georgia Coast

Running in Jekyl Island, Georgia Coast

Just off the coast of Georgia and connected via causeways are the islands of St. Simons, Jekyll, and Sea Island that make up what’s known as the Golden Isles. Tidal marshlands, preserved wildlands, and long stretches of beach join exclusive resorts, golf courses, and historic communities on these islands. As a runner and triathlete, Jekyll Island provided some of the best opportunities (even though I didn’t swim in the ocean!) to train while still enjoying a family vacation. The following were some…

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Tips for Staying Healthy in Las Vegas

Tips for Staying Healthy in Las Vegas

Earlier this month was Rock N Roll Las Vegas, that I sadly had to miss due to family conflicts.  I’ve been to Las Vegas quite a few times but have never run the strip at night. My most recent trip was just last summer when LV was the final and the most luxurious destination after a 10 day mini grand circle tour of Grand Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon and Page, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park.  I loved…

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The Smoky Mountains – Easy Trails for Children

The Smoky Mountains – Easy Trails for Children

At just 4-4.5 hours from Atlanta, the Smoky Mountain National Park is a great getaway destination for the long weekend. We had been to Gatlinburg many a times in the past, but never to explore the Smoky Mountains. We used to admire the views on our drive and then hang out in the town. I doubt we even realized that there was more to the Smokies than the towns of Gatlingburg, Pigeon Forge and Severville.  For the long Labor Day…

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