November 3, 2011

Three Things Thursday

I never post this late but I'm taking a break from writing a paper and wanted to get this post in before Thursday is over so here goes!

1. Back to Normal - I got back to New York on Tuesday morning and headed straight to work. Luckily, things have been pretty quiet this week although I'm struggling a bit to catch up on school work that I didn't do over Marathon Weekend. Surprisingly, I haven't had much of an appetite at all since the race and I'm basically forcing myself to eat my standard 5 small meals a day. I've heard this is common but I'm concerned it might have something to do with the stomach issues I've been having. I went and got a fantastic 90 minute sports therapy massage after work today and already I'm feeling better. I haven't made the return to running just yet though. I've been a little too sore and dealing with a nagging pain in my right knee that I'm trying to nurse before Saturday's 5k.

2. ING New York City Marathon - I have to say, I'm glad I'm not running the New York City Marathon this year. To be perfectly honest, I don't think I'd enjoy it and I don't think I'd run a good race. Don't get me wrong, I would love to run the New York City Marathon and I know it's a great race and next year, I will run it but I think with my unresolved issues with New York and the way I currently feel about New York Road Runners, I think I'll be able to enjoy the race a lot more next year when I'm a bit more detached from it all. Now that's not to say I'm not thrilled for everyone running it this weekend and believe me, I will be in Central Park cheering my head off just like I was last year, but it was a blessing in disguise that I didn't make it into the lottery this year.

3. Philly - I'm running the Philadelphia Half-Marathon in 3 weeks. I registered ages ago and to be honest, I don't really remember why. I loved the Philly course last year and I'm glad that I'm not hanging up my running shoes for the winter after MCM because last year, I didn't run for almost 4 weeks following Philly and it was so hard to jump back into running in the middle of the winter. So I plan to keep running through the winter by racing Philly, the Hot Chocolate 15k and then taking some easy time off but still keeping some shorter distance runs in there before gearing up for my next training cycle.

That's all for tonight!
I'm off to go finish a paper about humanitarian aid distribution in Somalia.
Any big plans for this weekend?
Are you running the NYC Marathon?


  1. You really are so dedicated to running!! It is amazing!! Thankfully I am back in the running game! Averaging about 15 miles a week right now!!

  2. I love sport massages after a big race - it hurts so good! :)

  3. Yeah, I feel you on the post-race running motivation. I like your style of keeping more races lined up after the big race. I'm debating running a 5k tomorrow afternoon out here in CT. Seee youuu tonighttt!

  4. can't wait to see you in philly! i got your email, we'll make it work. <3

  5. Hope you are feeling amazing, girl! Did you run the 5K? I hope it went well!


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