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Author: Jeney

My name is Jeney, I'm a biophysics graduate student working with x-rays and proteins that likes to eat, drink, run, and play!

Auxiliary workouts – Weight lifting?

I’ve started adding auxiliary workouts to my running. This all started when I injured my knees a few years ago and was forbidden from running by my physical therapist – side note, always listen to your PTs. I took up swim conditioning, because there was little to no impact and my knees were just dandy […]

Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing

(adapted from I’m fairly certain I just searched for “cilantro corn black bean salad” and found “Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing” by the GardenGrazer.  She’s incredibly clever, and it is fun to read her comments on making the salad. All credit goes to her! Unfortunately, the salad typically disappears so quickly that I […]

Summertime means ice cream!

This summer has been weird in Ithaca, just ask any local. The weather has been temperamental: rainy and cold! But there’s one thing that is true regardless of how the thermometer reads: I don’t say ‘no’ to ice cream. Adam and I have a very hard time saying ‘no’ when one of us gets an […]

What’s in your bag: Trail running edition!

“What do you bring on a 6-mile run?” “How in the world can you run for four hours without eating?” (quick answer: I eat) “How much water do you drink?” I’ve been asked these questions (and many others: e.g. “are you nuts?”) over the course of my spring training. Many of the answers to those questions […]

Manitou’s Revenge Race Report

Holy cow. HOLY COW! I can’t believe it is over! I’ve been prepping for so many months, and that day has passed! And I’m still alive (and – dare I say it – I can look back and say I loved it)! Pre-Race First, the lead up to the race: I’ve only completed ONE 50-miler […]

UPDATE: Running injuries…

Well, I did it. I ran 5 miles! To be honest (and I know you are holding me accountable), I shouldn’t have run the last half mile (uphill and will an awareness of my knee). But that being said, I ran the most I’ve be able to since October. The weather was bleak, cold (in the […]

Running injuries and icing

As promised, I’m here to update you on the recovery portion of my marathon injury! As a quick refresher: I ran a marathon and managed to injure my knees pretty badly. I took a week off from running (at least more than a mile), but when I tried to run an “easy” six mile run […]