I do not recommend running a marathon on short notice. I will never do that again. But do I regret it? Absolutely not. And if you told me you wanted to try it, I wouldn’t talk you out of it either. If you’re an experienced runner and have run a marathon or two before? Go …
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Steamtown Marathon 2011

October 9th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (9 Comments)

I made it! 4 hours and 50 minutes (go slowly was exactly right) and a sore left knee, but so SO relieved and happy! And can I just say: Krispy Kreme donuts after 26.2 miles? Best. Donut. I’ve. Ever. Eaten. EVER! I’ll write a real race recap tomorrow, but I’m here tonight to say that …
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I made it! Picked up my swag. (that’s actually a really nice long sleeve tech shirt.  and green glasses rule.) Rolled out my leg on a rolling pin – (thanks for that, Katheryn!) Like so: and had a hotel bed pre-marathon dinner time picnic. (my current fav salad mess, half a bagel, Brussels sprouts, Buffalo …
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Destination Marathon Food Prep

October 7th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Life - (2 Comments)

T minus 36 hours until Steamtown, tonight has been all about getting ready for a three hour road trip to Scranton, PA tomorrow and then a 26.2 mile race on Sunday. I’m definitely excited to run this marathon, but I ain’t gonna lie – I’m plenty nervous too, mostly about my knee. I’ve been stretching …
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Last Minute Marathon Lessons

October 3rd, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (2 Comments)

So it’s the first week in October, and that means this is marathon week over here. I’ve had a couple of training trial and errors through the month of September, and there’s a couple things I’ve learned over these past 4 weeks.  This little ditty is for you long distance runners out there who might …
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Long Run Saturday

September 17th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Fitness - (5 Comments)

OK baby girl, enough with the bike riding birthday breakfast bonanzas – you’ve got a marathon you’re supposed to be training for. Oh shoot, you’re right!  Well, it’s Saturday, so I guess that means we’re running long today, eh? A few weeks ago I made my own version of Brendan Brazier’s Direct Fuel Bites for …
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It’s Not Peachy Being Green

September 8th, 2011 | Posted by Alison Spath in Breakfast - (5 Comments)

Right Kermie? (something like that.) Random fact: my kids never took any interest in Sesame Street. I WAS TOTALLY LOOKING FORWARD RELIVING MY CHILDHOOD, GIRLS! That was part of the reason I had kids in the first place. Anyways. Peaches! More peaches! Peaches are turning out to be one of my new favorite smoothie additions. …
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About a month ago, my crazy running friend Shawn got the crazy idea that we should put our names on the waiting list to run the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  This is the same dude we watched participate in the Lake Placid Ironman this year – thus confirming his insanity. Steamtown is known for …
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