2018 Revel Rockies Marathon - 3:53:38

Three marathons, a half marathon, and a 10k in seven weeks is a great idea? Right? Why not? Enter the Revel Rockies Marathon to round that stretch out. This wasn’t a spur of the moment thing, though, this race has been on my radar all year. I wanted to run eight marathons this year and this was one of the ones I thought might fit into that plan. Plus, because Bitly has an office in Denver, I knew I could schedule a work-related trip to help ease the travel cost of the race. [Read More]

Big Sur Marathon - 3:50:22

Two marathons in thirteen days on two coasts? Sure, why not? I like to make bad decisions so why not go for the Boston 2 Big Sur challenge? This has actually been on my bucket list for a couple of years now so I was really excited to sign up for it and try to tackle it. Though, I will say I’m glad this was one of the years where it was thirteen days between races instead of just six. [Read More]

2018 Boston Marathon - 3:41:19

I don’t even know where to start here. Honestly, 🦄 Boston Marathon 🦄 is just unreal in every way. I’m not even going to try to keep this short. And considering that me trying to keep race recaps short usually means 3,000 words, you may want to grab a pot of coffee and bagged lunch. The lead up I won’t go into my training or the media stuff again since I already did, but this day was seven years in the making for me. [Read More]

Boston Marathon Training and Goals

Of course, I saved this until the last minute, but I was a little busy enjoying the hell out of Boston, okay? Anyway, let’s get to it, shall we? Training My training, as per the norm anymore, wasn’t great. It wasn’t the worst thing ever, for sure, but it wasn’t great. I had a really solid training plan in mind, but that went out the window when I started battling a case of runner’s knee. [Read More]

2018 NYCRUNS Ladies First Half Marathon - 1:46:34

The view from the pier at the start/finish. Things about been kind of quiet over here at Amelia HQ. I’ve been dealing with a bout of runner’s knee for the last couple of months and a little bit of depression. The good news is going back to physical therapy has helped the knee a lot. It’s not 100%, but it’s getting closer and handling jumping my mileage back up for the last few weeks before Boston. [Read More]

2018 Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon - 1:48:10

Hills and bagels for breakfast this morning at the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half! #FLMH #bibchat A post shared by Amelia Gapin (@entirelyamelia) on Jan 21, 2018 at 7:41am PST What’s a good idea two weeks after the Dopey Challenge? Running a half marathon in Central Park, of course! Ugh. Why did I sign up for this? lol Okay, to be honest, this race was to serve as a test for the Boston 2 Big Sur Challenge in April when I’ll be running both marathons 13 days a part. [Read More]

2018 Dopey Challenge final thoughts

This is the sixth post for the 2018 Dopey Challenge. Checkout my recaps for the expo, 5k, 10k, half marathon, and marathon. One more Dopey Challenge post for this year, okay? Okay. I know, I know. It’s been a lot, but just a quick little wrap up for the whole weekend here and then I’m done. If you didn’t read the other posts, feel free to grab a pot of coffee, a cat and/or dog to snuggle with, and curl up with them… [Read More]