Thursday, June 25, 2009

Item of the Week: Epiphany Tank

Here's a great tank for summer by Brooks that I saw in City Sports store today. It's also available online at Brooks, click title for link. The Epiphany tank retails for about $32.00 and comes in 4 cool colors. A major selling point for this item is it's green image and cool style. The tank is made up of 50% recycled polyester. It wicks moisture and has a small storage pocket at the side. Check it out!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Event of the Week: bRUNch

bRUNch UPDATE: Do to complications, this event has been postponed to the end of July. I'll keep you updated. Sorry and thanks for your continued support. :0)

Hello ladies,

Back after another weekend of gloomy weather. Can you believe it has rained 18 out of the last 20 days here in NYC? Looks like we're turning into the next Seattle. Hope everyone and their families had a nice Father's Day yesterday.

This week's event is actually one that I will be a part of. I'm a part-time guide for city running tours (note the link on the side of our page)

This weekend, Saturday, June 27th, our organization is holding their first bRUNch with hopefully many more to come. It will be a 5 mile running tour and history of some amazing city sites followed brunch at Stand Burger. mmmmm

Here are the details:


What: bRUNch, presented by City Running Tours, is a 5 mile run at casual pace, with designated stops along the way. Final destination a delicious brunch provided by STAND (
Who: Anyone who loves to run and eat (not at the same time)
When: June 27th (check-in at 9:30am, first group leaves at 10:00am)
Where: Greenwich Village; meeting in Union Square
Why: To give runners the chance to see New York's unique sights; to meet new people similar interests; and to sample some of New York's best brunch menus guilt free.
Price: $50 per runner. This includes the guided running tour, a bottle of Smart Water for the run, and brunch.

More information will be provided when you sign up. You can register by clicking the event of the week title for link to website registration.

If you or anyone you know has questions about City Running Tours feel free to contact me at our email.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Item of the Week: Challenger Short

Hi Again,

While I was perusing articles on I came across this company called Born Fit. They feature a wide variety of athletic products that are high quality and stylish designed for active moms. The site as educates women on heart health and gives a portion of the proceeds to the American Heart Association. pretty cool?

Here is a nice short that comes in a poly spandex blend, has a decent length inseam (not too short) and has a pocket for your i-pod/mp3 player. It retails for 39 dollars on the site and comes in black and charcoal.

What do you think of the wide waistband and seam panels through the thigh?

Slimming? stylish? you decide...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Event of the Week: Gay and Lesbian Pride Run

Hello Hello,

Come check out this week's event. There will be many festivities over the course of the weekend. I will be watching gay pride/and other interesting artists at the Coney Island mermaid parade on Sat, but for those of you who want to race:

Who: Front Runners NYC and NYRR
What: Annual Gay and Lesbian Pride 5 mile run
When: Saturday, June 20th (not sure why nyrr has june 23, that's a tues)
Time: 9am
Start Location:East Drive north of 99th st (central park, nyc)
Cost: See NYRR site for reg. details by clicking event of the week title

PS there is prize money for top 5 men and women (open and masters divisions) If anyone gets some crazy photos, please send them this way at:


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Runner of the Week: Constance Korol

Name: Constance Korol
Location:Syosset, NY

Races She's Training for:Just finished the NYRR Mini Marathon for Women, which is a special race and was glad to be a part of the crowd who included Deena Kastor,Catherine Ndereba and 4300 other women. Currently training for the
NYRR NYC 1/2 Marathon which will be my 3rd time running the race. My goal is to tweet during the race, but I tried this running 6 miles with my iphone in hand and
added 3 min to my normal finish time. :( Local events help me train
like the LIRRC Wednesday Night Summer Series as well
as keeping up with my 2 year old Jack Russell.
Favorite Running Moment: Running my first marathon, the 2001 NYC
Marathon with my "husband to be" Michael, a 50K guy who has also
completed so many marathons he lost count. Michael trained and ran
with me the whole time, taking photos along the way. Most memorable
point was the finish, not only because of the accomplishment, but
Michael proposed to me at the finish line. :) Not only that, it was
incredibly emotional for me as a New Yorker as the race immediately
followed 9/11. The crowd cheering us on, is something I will never
Favorite mantra: Don't just watch things happen, make things happen
Please feel free to follow Constance on Twiiter:

Photo Credit: Michael Korol of Real Sport Images.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Item of the Week - Gracie's Gear A-Line Tank

Happy Wednesday

Gracie's Gear A-Line Tank

We've received input from our survey of this new running line sold at Marathon Expo's and some running shops.
This line focuses on providing extra pocket room. As stated on their website "Stop carrying your iPod, cell phone, energy gels, and car keys and finally have a hands free experience ladies!!"

What do you fashionable runners think?

Do you think it's fashionable or just convenient?

What would you change about this item?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Event of the Week: The GW Bridge Challenge

Hello ladies,

We hope you had a wonderful running weekend!!! Did anyone run the Mini 10K or go check out the races at the Reebok Grand Prix on Randall's Island?

Here's an event coming up that I saw ad for near the bridge.

Who:American Cancer Society
What:The George Washington Bridge Challenge
When:Sunday, June 14 7:00a
Where:Port Authority Parking Lot, Fort Lee, NJ
Cost: 10 dollars

This race is open to runners, walkers, and bikers. There are 2 different routes.
A 5k run/walk or 4mile cycle.

OR a10, 25, 33, and 63 mile cycle or 10K run/walk

Click event of the week title for all race details!