Happy New Year!  Despite the name, I was not in fact hungover for this race!   My NYE was pretty low-key, just spent hanging out with some friends.  Luckily, this race didn’t start until 11:30am, so I could still stay up and enjoy the NYE festivities without sacrificing any sleep!

Happy new year!  2012 was a good year for me in running and triathlon.  It was a relief to make it through the year with not one injury setback!  Being able to consistently train throughout the year brought some good racing with multiple PRs.  I got back in the pool, and even competed in a few swim meets.  Though not as fast as I once was, I’ve really started to enjoy swimming… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope yours was full of family, food, and fun!  I know mine was – it was a great day.

With the colder weather, I’ve been craving soup lately.  So I made one of my favorites, a recipe I got from my Mom (who makes the best soups!).  It’s healthy, filling, and super easy to make.  It made a perfect post-ride lunch today!

It’s been a beautiful fall weekend in Boston!  Yesterday, my Sister, my Mom, and I headed out to the Middlesex Fells for a hike. The Fells runs through Malden, Medford, Stoneham, Melrose, and Winchester, and is only about 5 miles from my apartment.  It’s a great, easy getaway from the city.  There are a number of trails that go around a reservoir and Spot Pond, and they are great for running, hiking,… Read More

First, updates… Lots of stuff has been happening since I last posted in August!  I’ve been busy with a new project at work, started my fall semester class, and had some fun weekends in Newport, Maine, and of course in Boston!  In terms of training, I recovered from Timberman 70.3 and started getting ready for half marathon training.   Additionally, I began really thinking seriously about where I wanted to go with triathlons. I had… Read More

So I promised a half marathon race report, but I am hijacking this post to share my thoughts about the NYC Marathon that will be run on Sunday.  I know a lot of people are writing about this, and I wanted to share my opinion.

I orginally wrote this on the old simplykait.com, but I wanted to repost it so it could be accessed from the updated site!  I wrote this last year in the middle of a really low-point for me  in my running life, when I was dealing with injury after injury.  Although I am healthy now, I know a lot of runners who are dealing with injuries and I can totally sympathize with the… Read More

I can’t believe it’s been almost a year since I signed up for this race, and it finally happened this past weekend! Last September, I decided to sign up for Timberman Ironman 70.3 at Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire as my goal race for 2012. At this point, I didn’t even have a bike, and I had been back in the pool for only a couple of weeks!

OK, I’m over 1 month late on this race recap, but better late than never, right?  In June, a bunch of CRCers headed up to New Hampshire to run and volunteer at the Mt Washington Road Race.   Mount Washington is the highest mountain in the Northeast, and the run takes place on the auto road that winds up to the top of the peak.  The race is 7.6 miles long and… Read More

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