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Running Narcissist

New York, New York
My name is Chrissy, and I'm a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, with a passion for running, fitness, traveling, and food. My blog documents my journey to my first marathon - NYC Marathon on November 4, 2012!
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#IMLP - Spectator Report, Part 1 by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise It's been a month since Ironman Lake Placid, but that single event still remains the highlight of my summer. The day was packed with a wide range of emotions for me, but h ... Read on »
Review: ClassPass by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Photo Cred: ClassPass I first came across ClassPass back in December. A friend had told me about it and boasted the benefits of being able to try out cla ... Read on »
1 week done, 15 more to go. by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Anand and I officially started marathon training last week. The first week is always a shock to the body, for me at least, since I tend to have no problems with taking run ... Read on »
Hester and Essex by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise In the last couple of years I've learned to embrace traveling beyond my 10 block radius in NYC. When you live in the city, it's very easy to fall into the rut of staying w ... Read on »
I'm Back! by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise In my time away I decided to register for the 2014 NYC Marathon! I'm not too excited about the training, but I am excited that my husband will *hopefully* also be runnin ... Read on »
How Bart Yasso Saved My Life by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise One of the best days of my life. Previously, I had talked about how my training wasn't going well. After some changes to my work life, and by that I mea ... Read on »
NYCM Training 9/16-9/22 by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Last week was a recovery week for me. Thank goodness since the long run was a bit painful for me, and I ended up cutting it short.  Here's how it panned out: ... Read on »
NYCM Training 9/9-9/15 by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise So without further ado, here's how last week's training went Monday: Rest Day. Absolutely nailed it.  Tuesday: JackRabbit workout- 1 mile warm-up from 72nd to Columbus ... Read on »
Trail Running: Manorville Hills County Park by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Anand and I have done a lot of traveling in the last few months, which has been awesome and stressful (I'm talking to you, I95!). For most of us, traveling can really sc ... Read on »
When Marathon Training Becomes a Burden by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise As most of you know, I've had a very busy summer, both personally and professionally. While most of the summer has been filled with happiness, there has also been a lot of ... Read on »
A Year Later... by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise A year ago, I started this blog and (intermittently) wrote about my journey to becoming a marathoner. As we all know, things didn't go as planned . I became a marathoner , ... Read on »
Trying to Find the Words... by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise 5 years ago, I was visiting my boyfriend (now husband) in Boston on Patriot's Day, when we had stumbled upon a stream of runners near his apartment in the Back Bay. This w ... Read on »
Some Last Minute Thoughts by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Back in January, I made my running goals  public (the internet never forgets...), and then I talked about how my training cycle sucked , and that maybe I was being a lit ... Read on »
I'm going back, back, to Cali, Cali. by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Remember 2 months ago when I made grand announcements of trying to PR this race? Well, that was before some injuries decided to pop up, and before I decided that r ... Read on »
Respect the Body (And the Distance) by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Different race. Same ending. Well, sort of... Yesterday marked my first DNF (Did Not Finish) in my 2 years of racing. Not too shabby considering I've do ... Read on »
Running Goals 2013 by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Goal #1: PR the Half Marathon As you can tell from my Facebook statuses and DailyMile logs, I've started training for yet another long distance event. On April 7th ... Read on »
Discovering Harlem: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise So I decided to start a little mini-series of posts talking about some great places (both sites I've visited/seen on my runs, and restaurants) in our Hood - Harlem. I'm ... Read on »
The Day I Became A Marathoner by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." -Anonymous Okay. So it's been a while since the marathon - approximately ... Read on »
Why I Chose the Richmond Marathon by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise "Like many of our friends, we run and compete for personal reasons. We have learned to take the measure of ourselves, and not to let others define who we are." - Amby Burf ... Read on »
I love my Coach by Running Narcissist Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise Check out this beautifully written post by Coach Cane:  http://citycoach.org/congratulations-marathoners/ That is all. For now at least. Read on »