Happy Boston Marathon D...

Happy Boston Marathon Day!

Even though I’m not running Boston this year, and will probably never have the privilege to run it again, I’m very excited for my running friends who are in Boston preparing to race this morning, especially those running it for the first time! Please join me in wishing them an amazing fun-filled race!  My advice […]

My Running Favori...

My Running Favorites

Last week I was tagged by my running buddy, Erin over at Erin Runs Happy, to answer a few running related questions.  Thanks Erin for tagging me and asking me to play along. 1.  Location:  Trail, Road, or Indoors? I will almost always choose running outside over inside.  I’ll skip running outside during thunder storms, […]

Sharing The Love On The W&OD Tr...

Sharing The Love On The W&OD Trail

It’s been a long time since I’ve written about a Saturday morning training run, so sit back and enjoy a lot of pictures! Our MRTT group had two starts this morning – one at 6:30 and one at 7 AM.  I chose the 6:30 group because I always like to get out as early as […]

Fitness Brands To L...

Fitness Brands To Love

It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!  While you’re there, be sure to check out other bloggers who are participating in the linkup, too.  This week the DC […]

Being A Ho...

Being A Hokie

In honor and memory of our 32 Hokies lost eight years ago today, I want to share why I love being a Hokie… Before I jump into why I love being a Hokie, let me explain what a Hokie is.  The word hoki was made up in 1896 in a contest when a student came […]

Trying To Be More Spontane...

Trying To Be More Spontaneous

Welcome to Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about.  Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. Today’s word is spontaneous……  […]

I Did A No...

I Did A No-No

Well this weekend certainly flew by! All last week Bill and I planned to go into DC on Friday morning for a run along the Tidal Basin and to take pictures of the cherry blossoms, but we had to postpone it because of rain and fog.  Even if bad weather hadn’t moved in, we would […]

How To Lose Five Pounds In Fifteen Minu...

How To Lose Five Pounds In Fifteen Minutes

I wish I was the kind of writer that could leave you laughing hysterically at with me – so much so that you would pee your pants.  But enough about bodily fluids, there will plenty of time for that later. Thursday was a normal day.  I had a good early morning run with my MRTT […]

Some Trips Are Better Than Oth...

Some Trips Are Better Than Others

It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!  While you’re there, be sure to check out other bloggers who are participating in the linkup, too.  This week the DC […]

Learning To Love Solit...

Learning To Love Solitude

Welcome to my first installment of Wednesday Word, a weekly linkup for everyone, not just health and fitness bloggers. Each Wednesday you will have a single word prompt to write about.  Let your imagination run free and share with your readers your interpretation of that word, or simply use it as inspiration for your post. […]

When The Brooklyn Dodgers Recruited My ...

When The Brooklyn Dodgers Recruited My Dad

What better day than the opening day of baseball to honor my dad, and brag about his baseball accomplishments!  Dad would never have told you these things, but if you started asking questions, he would have told you some great baseball stories.  Asking Dad’s friends about his baseball accomplishments; however, opened a floodgate of stories […]

Algonkian Regional Park Trail ...

Algonkian Regional Park Trail Run

Bill and I joined some of our Cruiser and MRTT friends this morning for the first of four =PR= Spring Trail Runs.  All four events are at different parks and free of charge; however, you are required to either register in advance online or signup the morning of the event.  Water and snacks were provided […]

Good Things That Are Happening This W...

Good Things That Are Happening This Week

It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!  While you’re there, be sure to check out other bloggers who are participating in the linkup, too.  This week for Good […]

Running The Appalachian Trail To Angel’s R...

Running The Appalachian Trail To Angel’s Rest

Sometimes a last minute decision can be the best – like when Bill says, “Let’s stop in Pearisburg on the drive home from your mom’s house and run on the Appalachian Trail up to Angel’s Rest.  So before we had a chance to reevaluate our decision to add three hours to our already long drive […]

How Did I Do – Two Weeks La...

How Did I Do – Two Weeks Later

Two weeks ago I started my five-day clean eating challenge with my running friend Beth.  My goal – to simply clean up my sloppy eating habits I’d slipped back into during the cold winter months. Our grocery list suggestions had us shopping the perimeter of the grocery store.  We stayed away from processed foods, added […]

Picture This Country Roads Run – Spring Edit...

Picture This Country Roads Run – Spring Edition

I arrived at my Mom’s house on Wednesday afternoon to spend a week with her – my spring break of sorts.  The weather has been typical March weather, and all over the place. Thursday’s high was 74°, and last night’s low was 12°. After driving for six hours on Wednesday, I needed to move my […]

Spring – The Time For Lighter Foo...

Spring – The Time For Lighter Foods!

It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!  While you’re there, be sure to check out other bloggers who are participating in the linkup, too.  This week, the DC […]

Why Racing Is Like Childbi...

Why Racing Is Like Childbirth

When I trained for my first marathon, I did all of my speed workout with a group of guys.  I was the only girl, and determined to hold my own against them.  Every Wednesday without fail, we met at a local high school track and I ran pretty much in the middle of the pack […]

Becoming A Stronger Runner Workshop – Strength Training For Runn...

Becoming A Stronger Runner Workshop – Strength Training For Runners

Yesterday afternoon members from my local MRTT chapter took over my basement when I hosted, Becoming A Stronger Runner, a strength training for runners workshop that I held just for them, and today I’m happy to share the workout with my readers. After having my attendees introduce and tell a little bit about themselves, I […]

Spring Has Sprung, The Snow Has C...

Spring Has Sprung, The Snow Has Come

It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!  While you’re there, be sure to check out other bloggers who are participating in the linkup, too.  This week, the DC […]

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Race PR’s (Personal Records)

5K - 22:57 (7:23 pace)
10K - 39:25 (7:55 pace)
Ten Mile - 1:16:22 (7:38 pace)
Half Marathon - 1:54:34 (8:45 pace)
20K - 1:45:30 (8:30 pace)
Twenty Mile - 2:46:14 (8:18 pace)
Marathon - 3:29:04 (7:59 pace)
Ultramarathon - 10:50:30 (13:00 pace)

2015 Race Schedule

February 14 - For The Love Of It 10K
April 4 - Algonkian Regional Park PR Trail Run
April 26 - George Washington Parkway Ten Miler
May 9 - Burke Lake Park PR Trail Run
May 17 - River Bend Park PR Trail Run
May 30 - ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon
June 6 - Lake Fairfax PR Trail Run
June 19 & 20 - Ragnar Trail Appalachians, WV
July 4 - Firecracker 5K
August 16 - Leesburg 20K
November 26 - Thanksgiving Day 5K
December 6 - Run With Santa 5K

Favorite Races

1997 Marine Corps Marathon (3:44:56) - first marathon and first Boston qualifier

1997 JFK 50-Miler (10:50:30) - first and only ultra

1998 Boston Marathon (3:39:57) - first Boston

1999 Steamtown Marathon (3:29:04) - PR marathon

2010 North Face Endurance Challenge Marathon (5:32:38) - favorite trail marathon

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