Why Bother Running a Marathon?

I had drill this past weekend. For non-military folk, drill means that it was my one weekend a month I needed to work. I will be honest… I was highly uncomfortable trumping around the woods while pregnant. To top it off, I couldn’t do any of the fun stuff (meaning shooting or training). =( Aw…

Runners Annonymous

My name is Mary and I am addicted to running. I tried to stop running for the past two weeks. However, I seemed to have relapsed yesterday evening. I had a particularly rough day yesterday. I was planning on doing some consulting work for a grassroots campaign up in North Jersey. The candidate called me…

How do You do it?

When I first started this blog a few months ago, I was in pretty poor shape. And when I mean pretty poor… I actually mean VERY poor shape. Some people may think that I’m just very harsh on myself. However, I can assure you that I am not. It had gotten to the point where…

Why run when you could just take a cab?

As a runner I get asked a lot of questions from my family, friends, and battle buddies. So, I decided to use my blog as a way to answer some of these questions as a series of posts. The questions of “Why do you do this to yourself?” and “Why do you run (especially when…

Cotton Is The Cloth of The Devil

After the horrific run I had a few days ago… I needed to take a mental health break from running… It was just that brutal. I’ve been doing high intensity interval training instead of running. The sad thing is that I only ran 8 miles that day. I’ve ran over twice that distance (16.6 miles)…

Are Marathons a Joke?

Yesterday, my old Drill Sergeant sent me the link to an article, “Is a Running A Marathon Really That Impressive?” SPOILER ALERT: The premise of this article is that because so many people enter into these races, they have lost meaning. I went on to have a short conversation with him about it. But wait,…