Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hiatus...I guess you could call it that

My deepest apologies to all of you...I know the hundreds and hundreds of people that follow me have been awaiting the day that I return to ROA.

All kidding aside I wish I could tell you that I spent my hiatus on Nassau island in the Bahamas but infact it's been a very busy couple of months, with a lot of everything, except running. Yes this is true, in my last post I discussed how my foot had recently blew up and turned blue. Just as I expected my stress fracture has returned to plague me once more.

I haven't been able to run in almost two and a half months, missing the entirety of my last collegiate season of indoor track. The eliptical and The Bike have become my new training partners, and thank god they're not reading this because I'm going to say, they're not my friends!

As for the rest of my life it's been rather intense, I'm done with college classes forever, doing an internship for credits towards my last semester and still working full time. I'm interning at New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) and I LOVE it! (more to come on this for sure) I'm franticaly searching for an apartment, and nervously beginning my job search. We'll see what the next couple of weeks will hold.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

One Fish Two Fish, Red Fish Blue FOOT!?!?

Let's just cut to the chase.
I had a stress fracture last cross country season.
I was out for at least three months because the stinking thing wouldn't heal.
I wore a boot for two of those three months.
I couldn't run, or use the elliptical and for the first month wasn't even aloud to bike.
I could swim, that was it.
It sucked.
It's been more than a year since then and I've been running without a hitch.
Well who would of thought when I woke up yesterday morning the same old hint of blue began forming on the top of my foot.
Is this serious?
I can't catch a break.
We'll see as the week goes on how this turns out.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Winter Time...Errrrr Maybe?

 Image courtesy of: flickr

After Mondays frigid first practice for indoor track that we had outside I was all excited ready to talk about running in the colder more winter months. Who would have known when I walked out the front door this morning to go to class that it would be 63 degrees!? Global warming? Or what is this? I'm not really complaining it's one more run where I can wear shorts and be comfortable.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Something To Say At ROA: A Quick Link Roundup

As the winter months are quickly approaching, or at least they're supposed to be, a lot of unseasoned runners maybe thinking what am I going to do? Well the answer is there are a lot of exercises that you can do once the snow finally hits Albany.

The first step to staying in shape or running in the winter is just motivation. You need to stay motivated. Nothing hurts more than falling asleep at night to a clean sidewalk, imagining your long run in the morning and waking up to a fresh foot of snow on the path you were dreaming of.

If you're worried about running in the snow because of your shoes don't be. Runner's World has five pages of good shoes for your winter running months. The most important thing is make no excuses, just get out there and do what you need to do trust me, you'll be thanking yourself later.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

From The Windows To The Walls...Indoor Track Here We Come

My last season of indoor track starts tomorrow. Because Saint Rose doesn't have an indoor track, well a track at all for that matter, we will be hitting the streets for our first week of practice. Next week we'll be able to get into SUNY Albany's indoor track so that will be nice for some workouts.

It's been chilly and the wind has been crazy so we'll see how this upcoming week goes! I'm excited to get back out there with the team again, it's only been two weeks but I feel like it's been months.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Live-blogging The Troy Turkey Trot!

Follow me as I venture to the 62nd Troy Turkey Trot this fine morning!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

(Edit 10:57am)

I'm home from the Turkey Trot, what a great day for a race! A few of my live-blogs didn't come through on my twitter because they were images. I will post them directly below! Again, Happy Thanksgiving and for everyone who ran today great job!

9:42 am "Every race day staple!"

9:56 am "Packed as always!"

10:02 am "Lilly came out for the run today, her first day out with nearly 8,000 people. She's handling it pretty well!"

There you have it, those are the ones you missed!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Something To Say At ROA: A Quick Link Roundup

The 62nd annual Troy Turkey Trot will be held on Thanksgiving day, November 26th 2009.

The first Turkey Trot ever was in 1896 held rather locally in Buffalo NY. Since the beginning the Turkey Trot here in Troy has grown into one of the largest road races in upstate NY. There are at least 6,000 participants ready to hit the streets this Thanksgiving morning.

The 5k race will start on 4th and Fulton Street. You can register online until 12pm on Wednesday November 25th. There will be some changes this year to the course and the race start times in order to enable a larger field of racers and hopefully solve previous years traffic problems.

The schedule of events looks like this:

7:45 a.m.………….. Turkey Walk
9:30 a.m.………….. Open 5K
10:30 a.m.………… Grade School 1 Mile
10:45 a.m.………… Open 10K

I will be fighting the traffic and mobs of people to Live-Blog the open 5k via my Twitter.

Hope to see you there!