Paris Half-Marathon Part II: the highs and lows

March 12, 2015

After running my first marathon, I was extremely proud of my results. Especially considering that only three runs took place between January and March 8th.

Paris Half-Marathon Part 1: the emotional side

March 11, 2015

This weekend I took part in my first ever half-marathon in Paris in honour of my big brother. And I didn’t realise just how emotional running in for someone close to your heart would really be. It only really hit me a week before the run and it started to scare me a little. After seeing so many donations pour (1,030Euros!!) and all of the words of encouragement and love, I would catch my eyes brimming with tears.

Setbacks…already?

January 3, 2015

NY 2015 Setbacks When discussing my 2015 visions and goals in a past entry,  I didn’t really think of the setbacks I’d be coming face-to-face with, but I am tackling my current one head-on. On December 29th I decided to go ahead with a surgery that I had been contemplating for years. And, while I waited until the 11th hour to decide, I am nonetheless beyond ecstatic with the decision I made. It will, however, and has already created, some struggles in the NY when it comes to preparing for my half-marathon training as well as working out and staying in shape. Basically, the doctor said no activity for 6 weeks…Not sure how that will pan out as I am already going through exercise withdrawals and recently purchased a new pair of Newtons begging to be broken in.

Semi Marathon de Paris: my first half-marathon

December 28, 2014

This past week I signed up for my first half-marathon. I knew it was a goal that I wanted to achieve during the first half of 2015, but signing up has made it so much more real.  So, while I have been home for the holidays I knew it would be the perfect time to reunite with my running routine and figure out where and when I would complete my first half. I chose the Semi Marathon de Paris which is being held March 8th and I am running in memory of my older brother Wolfgang Engelmann. You can read more about my amazing brother here and the charity I chose and even donate if you’d like. After signing up I began researching half-marathon training plans to follow that would also cater to the fact that I enjoy other types of exercises as well and am quite busy during the week. The plan that most caught my eye… Read more »

Welcome home to sunshine, family, friends and running!

December 23, 2014

Since officially starting my holiday back in sunny Florida with family and friends I am getting myself into a more regular running routine. Or rather, running with lots of pits stops for blended coffees and cookies. I am on vacation, after all.