Monday, December 20, 2010

2011 Race Plans

Hello lovelies!

I'm so sorry for my unplanned hiatus from this little blog over here but right around the time I ran the marathon, I got hit in the face with 5 papers all about the not-so-wonderful subjects I study like human trafficking and ethnic conflict. As Chloe said, I'm trying to learn about saving the world!

That being said, I did it! I ran my first marathon exactly 1 month ago tomorrow! And it was fantastic! My goal time was 4:00 and I came in at 4:08 which I was super excited about! I even managed a faster second half than first! And you know what? I can't wait to run another one! Unfortunately, I don't know when that will be because next semester I have a job, an internship and 4 classes that I'm taking so it's going to be pretty difficult to manage a full marathon training cycle in there! But of course, I plan to keep running, so my race plans for 2011 include:

New York City Half-Marathon - March 20, 2011
Cherry Blossom 10-miler - April 3, 2011 (Washington, DC)
BAA 5k - April 18, 2011 (Boston, MA) - Registration hasn't opened for this one yet, but I'm definitely running it!

I may run the Melbourne & Beaches Music Marathon 8k the week I'm in FL for the boyfriend's birthday but we'll see!

What are your race plans for 2011? Can anyone recommend a good East Coast Marathon around May-June that I could possibly think about running?

Happy Holidays!!
(And I promise I won't neglect this blog so much in the New Year!)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Attention Garmin Owners!!

Well hey there, sweet readers!  Sorry our blog has been a waste of your reading space but Christy has been crazy busy at NYU trying to learn how to save the world, and I obviously haven't running as much lately due to pregnancy and hence haven't had much to say.  Not much going on in my running world, but Christy just finished her first marathon recently and did AMAZING!  Read her great race recap here!

Anyway, I personally had a quick question for all you lucky Garmin owners right now.  I am actually currently in the process of seriously deciding on one (not just wishfully pining as in times past) but I am stuck beyond belief!  I've heard so many mixed reviews and so many people love one and hate the other, only for someone else to feel the exact opposite, and all have legitimate reasons.  So what I want to know is 1) what model do you own? 2) what made you decide on said model? 3) what's one reason yours is better than other models? and 4) what are things you really don't like about your model?  At first I was stuck between the 305 and the 405 but now have been told the 310 and 410 are amazing (albeit EXPENSIVE), and the 110 might be just enough for what I need.  Ugh!  This is supposed to be getting easier, not harder!  Obviously I am desperate!  Please help!

And for those who are curious, yes I am trying to run through this pregnancy, though much slower and less than before, but haven't been so successful at being consistent.  And while the timing to get the Garmin might seem off as I'm hardly running and certainly not training for any big races, this is actually a really good time for me to invest in one for various reasons.  But I mean, come on, is there ever a BAD time to get a Garmin??

Thanks in advance, and I hope you're all running happy!
Merry pre-Christmas! (And Happy post- Hanukkah to any Jewish readers!)