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JamieB

I started running in February 2011 and the rest is history. I'm currently training for my second half marathon in October. I focus on food, fitness, losing weight, and exploring Boston and the local scene. Oh, and I love cupcakes. Looooove cupcakes.
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Hey! by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I’m going to pretend I’ve kept you all updated on my life and running in the past 9-10 months. So let’s do a quick recap incase you aren’t my mother or close friends: Ran a ... Read on »
Recovery by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This post took a very long time to write – partly because I do not have anything to say. When I have more words I will write an entire recap, but it is still hard to formula ... Read on »
I run the Boston Marathon in 3 days? by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running In about 72 hours, I will join 27,000 other runners in Hopkinton and run 26.2 miles into Boston. You may know this as the Boston Marathon. I’m experiencing a lot of emotions ... Read on »
Charity 21 Miler by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On Saturday I ran the farther distance I have ever run – 21 miles. I am still in disbelief, and as I type this on Sunday evening, very sore. This was a special run organized ... Read on »
Ras na hEireann 5k, round 2 by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running On Sunday, March 10, I ran the Ras na hEireann 5k in Somerville, MA. This race is special for two very big reasons. Two years ago, this was my very first race. This year, I ... Read on »
Life Update via Instagram by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oh, hello friends. How is everyone? How about a (ridiculously) quick update? Training for the Boston Marathon is going well. My highest mileage is 18 miles (!!) which was lo ... Read on »
Really, really, really big news. by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran my first 5k on March 13, 2011. In 80 degree heat I ran my first half marathon. About a year and a half later, in considerably cooler weather, I ran my second half mara ... Read on »
My “Eat, Pray, Love” moment… or something like that. by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I went to a yoga class yesterday and potentially had my own Eat, Pray, Love moment. In the book (don’t waste your time with the movie – trust me), when Elizabeth travels to ... Read on »
2013 by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hi everyone. Long time no post, huh? I wish I could say I was away on some fantastic adventure but that is unfortunately not the case. Lazy Blogger Syndrome is a terrible di ... Read on »
Happy Thanksgiving! by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Oof – its been a while, hasn’t it? I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful for family, friends, clothes on my back, a roof over my ... Read on »
I survived Sandy? by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hurricane Sandy came and went in Boston. There wasn’t much to survive, to be honest. It was extremely windy and rainy on Sunday. On Monday it varied from sprinkles to heavy ... Read on »
Runner without a cause by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running …like rebel without a cause. Get it? Anyone? Hello? I’ve run once since the BAA half marathon on October 7. I also haven’t updated this little blog since the half marathon. ... Read on »
12th Annual BAA Half Marathon: “Aren’t You Cold?” by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running   Tiny, minuscule, itty bitty detail: I signed up for the BAA Half Marathon on January 25 – a full 8 months and 12 days before the actual race. The new Distance Medley intri ... Read on »
Thanks, dad. by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Dad: How was the half marathon? Me: Good. Fun. Well, as much fun as you can have during a half marathon. Dad: Well you wouldn’t do this if you didn’t enjoy it, right? Me: I… ... Read on »
September Foodie Penpals by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running September was my first month (and hopefully not my last) participating in Foodie Penpals. I’m excited to share the treats Kristy sent me! Milk chocolate graham crackers. The ... Read on »
Friday Five by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 1. I’m running a 5 mile race on Sunday. There’s lots of swag involved! Oh, and it’s for a good cause too. 2. I’ve raised $543 (!!) for the BAA Half Marathon. This is a not-s ... Read on »
Crockin’ by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I can check my first item off my Bucket List: I bought a crock pot! I’ve wanted a slow cooker for a very long time and I was jealous of Courtney’s crock pot, so I finally de ... Read on »
Motivational Monday by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running   This article is a few years old but made the front page of Reddit yesterday. Alicia Follmar, Stanford student and runner, tripped during the first leg of the distance medl ... Read on »
Lesson #355: You Never Regret a Run by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The only way I can describe Tuesday’s weather was “pre-hurricane”. The sky was dark and winds were picking up. Other than that it was just lovely outside! I decided to foreg ... Read on »
What I Ate Wednesday by JamieB Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Hello everyone! I took a little blogging break to relax, enjoy the weekend, and ring in the Jewish New Year. Happy 5773! Fear not, for I am back with a short and sweet WIAW! ... Read on »