2017 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon - 1:47:01

If you’ve been following along on this blog for a while or follow me on Twitter, you know my hip has been all janked up for a little while now. So you might be surprised to see a half marathon recap coming at ya, but here we are. This was my fifth half marathon this spring and sixth (sorta…depends on if you count the whole runDisney debacle) for the year. It was also, somehow, my first New York Road Runners race even though I’ve lived in Jersey City for two and a half years and have been an NYRR member for over a year. [Read More]

2017 runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon - 2:07:40

Alright, moving on to the runDisney Star Wars Dark Side Half Marathon from yesterday’s 10k recap… Pre-race crap After spending the day walking around the parks post-10k, I was really struggling to get a good read on my hip. It would feel okay while walking, but then hurt a bit while sitting. I knew I’d want to take the half smart and be willing to walk if I had to. I had an invitation to run/walk the race with my friend Jen, but she said I’d probably lose my mind going at the pace she was planning. [Read More]

2017 Rutgers Unite Half Marathon - 1:44:06

This thing was actually really hard to hold up Three weeks, three half marathons. This week was the CGI Racing Rutgers Unite Half Marathon. Unite has a special place in my heart. Not only does it run through my old alma mater and where I used to live for over a decade—and partially through a park I often did training runs in before moving to Jersey City—but its inaugural year was also my very first half marathon, back in 2010. [Read More]

2017 NYCRUNS Ladies First Half Marathon - 1:39:40

View this post on Instagram Snagged a (small) new PR today in rough 20mph wind at the Ladies First Half Marathon. #runchat A post shared by Amelia Gapin (@entirelyamelia) on Apr 1, 2017 at 8:18am PDT Half marathon number two of six this season! Yes, last week, I think I said it was five, but…well, now it’s six. Yeah, I added another one into the mix because I have problems. [Read More]

2017 Philly LOVE Run Half Marathon - 1:39:58

This was like three minutes after finishing. I put warm clothes on right quick! The last three races I was supposed to run in Philly were all DNSed the morning of—the 2015 Broad Street Run and the 2016 Philadelphia Marathon _and_ Half Marathon. But my Philly DNS streak is over! Yesterday, I did _not_ DNS. I actually ran a race! It was my first race in Philly since the 2011 Philadelphia Marathon. [Read More]

2017 Walt Disney World Dopey Challenge - DIY half marathon

This is post two of three for the 2017 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recap for the expo, 5k, and 10k here. No disappointment here! So this was the weird day of this year’s Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. We’d been watching the weather all week and knew it was going to be rainy. I don’t mind running in the rain if it’s not too cold, but thunderstorms were in the forecast, which…is a problem. [Read More]

2016 Newport Liberty Half Marathon - 1:39:51

I haven’t raced a half marathon in a long time. Sure, I’ve run half marathons, but it’s been about four and a half years since I actually tried to run a fast half and cared about my time. That was about a month before I decided to transition. Granted, I also haven’t raced much in the way of any distance in the last two years, but it’s certainly been the longest for the half. [Read More]