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Me and Meb

Oh you know… Just me and Meb… Hanging out in my office!!!! We’re totally best friends now. totally…

Meb and his brother/agent Merhawi are here in New York for the half-marathon he raced in this past Sunday. We talked about his up coming races (just little races since he’s really in training mode for the London Olympics!!), training, and what goes on in our heads during a race. Even though I was dying inside I think I played it pretty cool…

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And Monday just kept on getting better…

My boss and I went to the World Marathon Majors press conference yesterday afternoon! The NYC Marathon fun didn’t stop!

Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya and Liliya Shobukhova of Russia were the champions of the 2010–2011 World Marathon Majors series, and both were presented $500,000! click here  for more info

Both speeches were very uplifting and motivational. They were both very grateful for all the support the running community gives elite runners and they couldn’t wait to spend their winnings haha (Mutai actually said that!)

Watching the marathon and going to different events (Runners World Party, Frozen yogurt with Janae, Crumbs with Janae and Sarah) made me so excited about running next year and just love the sport of running even more. Once I get over this cold/chest congestion thing (???) I can’t wait to start training again. I would love to set a PR at the Red Rock half!

PS – I’m famous!

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Birthday Weekend

My birthday weekend was awesome!

The Runners World Event was so cool! Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot, Dean Karnazes, Mary Wittenberg and many more famous runners were there! I was in heaven! Oh, and the food was amazing. One word – SUSHI.

Then it was Saturday. Blogger meet-up at 16 Handles! It was so much fun and Janae was super cute and nice! I think I convinced her to run the Red Rock half with me 🙂

After spending hours talking about running, life and food it was time for my birthday dinner with Ryan. We went to Motorino for pizza. It’s my all time favorite! So good. We ordered the spicy pepperoni pizza and the special for the night, pizza with prosciutto. Both were amazing.

Even though we were super full, we (just me) had to get ice cream. We went to Big Gay Ice Cream Shop. They make the best, most unique cones ever. Vanilla ice cream with dulce de leche, dipped in chocolate with bits of pretzel. Yes please.

Oh, and then this happened. When we got back to Ryan’s apartment all my friends were there! Ryan had thrown me a surprise birthday party!!! It was so fun and I had no idea!

And the Best Boyfriend Award goes to…

And then it was Sunday, Marathon day and my birthday! We woke up and headed to First Avenue. Around mile 17. It was so much fun to be in the crowd cheering. There was even a TV set up to watch the finish line!

I tried looking for HungryRunnerGirl and SkinnyRunner but never saw them running…

I cannot wait to run New York next year!

But I did get to celebrate with them on their awesome accomplishment at Crumbs after the race!!! Both are so nice and funny!

And then. This morning. I came into work and saw this:

Meb signed a copy of our magazine for me!!!!!!! I never got to meet him but now I have a signed copy from him!!!! That was the best way to end my birthday weekend. Hands down.

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Runner’s World Experience + Giveaway!!!!

The Runner’s World Experience was awesome!!! I had so much fun, learned a lot about nutrition,  proper footwear, they even had one of those zero gravity treadmills! I met Bart Yasso, Amby Burfoot and tons of editors from the magazine! I was in heaven.

I also got a bunch of free stuff! Protein bars, tops, a pair of running shoes, headphones, socks, a hat… It was like Christmas!

How awesome is this Puma running top?! I wore it to running club last night. I was styling 🙂

I also received a coupon for a FREE NUU-MUU and I have an extra one!!! Soooo let’s have another GIVEAWAY!!!!!  

Rules:

1) Must follow my blog! Just post below!

Winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday, September 20th! Good luck!

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10K Mini Re-Cap

Saturday morning I had the pleasure of waking up at 5am…

I caught the 6am train into the city which gave me enough time to get to my office, change, warm up and get to the starting line with 20 minutes to spare.

I wore my running “mini” skirt just for this race!

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For some reason I was in the FIRST CORRAL… Meaning I was with super fast runners. I was a little intimidated. The world-class runners were right in front of us! So cool!

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I loved the course! It started in Columbus Circle and we ran along side Central Park for a mile until cutting in to the park for the remainder of the race. There were some hilly parts, but I have been training in Central Park so there weren’t any surprises.

The best part of the race was running along side Mary Wittenberg, NYRR President and Jack Waitz, Grete Waitz’s husband who was running in her honor. This year was the 40th Anniversary of the race and the race was also honoring Grete Waitz who recently died of cancer and who had won the race five times.

I loved this race and will definitely run it again next year. The whole morning was about empowering women and all the running accomplishments that women have had throughout the decades. Loved it!

Oh, and you’re probably wondering if I achieved my goal???

YES I DID!!! I ran the 10K Mini in 48:46!!! 7:50 pace!!

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Running with the Big Dogs

Woot! Woot! Big race tomorrow! The 10K Mini! Deena Kastor, Edna Kiplagat, Kim Smith and a ton of world class runners will be there! Oh, and I’ll be running too! 

My goal: Beat my last 10k race time/pace. Time: 52:17 – Pace: 8:25

I hope you all are having a wonderful Friday and have a great weekend!

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