Me and My Blog

My blog is a wonderful outlet for sharing my running journey and new recipes, but can’t totally reflect my reality. I love running, and I am so excited to be kicking off my five months of training for the New York City Marathon in November. I enjoy creating new allergy free recipes, and only hope that I have time this summer to spend some time experimenting in the kitchen. Yet running and cooking together take only a couple of hours out of my day, and as for the rest of what I’m doing, I’m doing it as Alyssa, not as Renaissance Runner Girl. So where does that leave me and my blog? Right now, it has me thinking about where I personally leave off and the blogger begins, where the two overlap, and what I want the focus of this blog to be.

 

 

At Disney's Boardwalk

 

 

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Weekly Workouts and Updates 5/30-6/6

Today marks the official start of my five-month New York City Marathon training plan. It’s hard to believe this time has arrived, and I’m both excited and a little nervous to get to work. I’ll start with my weekly workouts for this week and then share a little about what I’m expecting in the months of running to come!

 

 

Central Park reservoir sunrise

 

 

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Running Goals for 2016

As you read this, I’m en route to sunny Orlando, Florida to run the 10K and half marathon at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend for the second year in a row! Kicking off the new year with these races got me thinking about setting some running goals for 2016, so I’m sharing those today.

 

Walt Disney World Half Marathon 2015

 

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Dash to the Finish 5K and Marathon Weekend

For anyone who’s a runner, or knows a runner, or just lives in New York City, the first Sunday in November is one of the biggest events of the year. The New York City Marathon cuts a path through all five boroughs and brings runners from around the world together to take over the streets, and really the city itself. The Sunday before the marathon, the Poland Springs 5M Marathon Kickoff gets things up and running. And then, marathon scaffolding, bleachers, signs, fences, and more beging to crisscross Central Park throughout the week leading up to the main event.

 

NYC Marathon Finish Line

 

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