Trevor’s Birthday – a 10 Mile Trail Run
Yesterday we celebrated Trevor’s 33rd birthday. That’s not a huge milestone but nevertheless a still a cool number. Since Trevor is becoming a hardcore runner he wanted to go trail running together. You know…challenging yourself, communing with nature, and spending time with me. Obviously the ultimate birthday experience! (more…)
Trevor’s Birthday – a 10 Mile Trail Run
Boston – In 2012, a friend and I set a goal to train for and run a marathon that would qualify us for Boston, which, as you know, is a runner’s Mecca. It’s the worlds longest standing marathon and most prestigious, either you qualify or you raise lots of money to run for charity. Two of us were fortunate enough to qualify for 2014: me with a time of 3:41 and a friend with a time of 3:40. Because we hoped to run it in 2014, we thought it would be a great idea to go down and volunteer, to give to runners and help in a very karma like way, so that when we run it in 2014, we receive back the same karma. Also, meet new friends, speak with runners, get a lay of the land, but mostly, really to give support and help to runners and the BAA. Three women from Saco as well as myself met two other friends from MA in Cambridge the Sunday before the race, all of us volunteering together in what we thought would be a great girls weekend away.
We thought ourselves very fortunate that a college friend was able to get us a spot in Sector 6, finish line security, our sector starting right after the finish line. Our responsibilities were to direct runners towards water, Gatorade, blankets, their medals, or medical help. It was also to direct VIP runners down the VIP chute and to keep the medical lanes open so that medics could get from the finish line to the end of the water line and back again to the medical tent which was positioned in the middle of our sector. And so we started our day at 9:30 a.m. at an introduction meeting, picking up our volunteer jackets and badges, name tags and security badges and set off to work. (more…)
After I ran my first marathon (in 2011) I had no aspirations of doing it again.
“Angie can be the 26.2 miler of the family.” I told myself. “I’ll stick to half marathons.”
I had gone from desk potato to runner. This was a remarkable transformation since I have hated running from a tender age. I failed PE class in 9th grade because I refused to run that mandatory 1 mile.
The marathon was a life changing experience but not one I was too eager to repeat. In the back of my mind I knew I would try it again but I planned to procrastinate it as long as possible.
The Eventual Death of Procrastination
Now I’m officially signed up for the New Orleans Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Feb 24th 2013. Do or die, this should be an exciting race. I personally think it’s worth a drive to New Orleans just to eat in the French Quarter.
Angie has designed a killer training plan for me that will be more aggressive than any schedule I’ve previously followed. This time I will be as strong as possible when I nudge my way into the corral on race day.
Here is a look at my training regimen (more…)
When Angie and I go to a big city marathon she leaves all the logistics to me.
This includes finding the hotel, finding the expo, finding the starting line, getting back to the hotel, and parking the car in crazy downtown environs. (In New Orleans we paid $35 to park for 1 hour!)
We recently ran the Kentucky Derby Marathon in Louisville, KY -a city of 741,096 according to their Wikipedia page.
Here are my tips for getting to the starting line stress free. (more…)
I am excited to finally announce that MTA Member is open!
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My friends and family thought I was crazy when I said I wanted to run a marathon. Some even told me it was dangerous.
But there has always been part of me that loves a challenge. I guess you can say I’m the kind of person who hates to sit around and watch life pass me by.
So without knowing anyone else who had run 26.2 miles I set out to prove to myself that I could do it. Not only would I run a marathon, I would take control of my health and fitness forever. It was truly a life changing journey. (more…)
Hey guys this is Angie,
The past couple days there has been a little confusion that I need to apologize for.
The MTA Podcast has been such a great joy to do, and as you’re hearing me talk about MTA Member, I need to clear one thing up. (more…)
We were working hard to announce the launch of MTA Member today, but instead had an early arrival of our own.
At 11:37 pm on Oct 1st we were pleased to welcome our new son, Liam, into the world. He is a healthy little guy at 7 pounds, 9 ounces and 20 inches long.
We arrived at the hospital a whopping seven minutes before he was born. He certainly was in a hurry to get here. Does that mean he’ll be a future runner? (more…)