posts tagged: Runner Chick

The Suckiness of IT Band Syndrome

Post half marathon, aside from motivation issues due to the cold weather, I’ve been plagued with IT band issues.  For those not in the know, the iliotibial (IT) band is the ligament that runs along the outer thigh from the … Keep Reading…

Not quite one and done

After six weeks of mostly solid training post-strained-hamstring recovery and I successfully completed my first half marathon.  My main goal was to finish in under 2:00 and I DID IT!!!  My stretch goal was to run under 1:45.  With my … Keep Reading…

T-Minus Two Days

It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. ~ Dr. George … Keep Reading…

Fearless Friday featuring Olympian Carrie Tollefson

(Photo by Anthony Quintano)A couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of interviewing 2004 Olympian (and Villanova Alum) Carrie Tollefson.  Unfortunately Carrie started Villanova the fall following my last semester, so we were never teammates.  And that stinks because she’s … Keep Reading…

Fearless Friday–On Running Like a Girl

I know you’ve seen them.  Those sassy shirts that say something like, “Some Girls Chase Boys.  I Pass ‘Em.”  While I was training and competing, one of the coolest feelings was knowing I could run faster than a heck of … Keep Reading…

The Fit Runner and…Writer

When I competed in college and after, when I trained for the Olympics, I logged of all my mileage and workouts. It was a great way to see how my training changed month to month, and year to year, as … Keep Reading…