My One True ...

My One True BFF

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 friendship……  […]

Becoming a Runner: Where Should You Sta...

Becoming a Runner:  Where Should You Start?

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a runner for a while, let me be the first to congratulate you on your decision to give this crazy running thing a try!   First of all, let’s take a look at why you might consider taking up running: You have a friend who runs and it seems […]

Staying Active While On Vacat...

Staying Active While On Vacation

It’s that time of year when vacationers are flocking to the beach for a week of fun in the sun, relaxing by the water’s edge, napping, and perhaps enjoying a little too much good food and drink. There’s nothing wrong with that because we’re a nation of hard workers and deserve our well-earned vacations; however, […]

And I Thought I Was Being All Cle...

And I Thought I Was Being All Clever

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 […]

Focusing On The Core At Boot C...

Focusing On The Core At Boot Camp

Today’s post will be short and sweet – just a quick share of my boot camp workout from yesterday.  Please enjoy; and feel free to pin and share! What started as an idea on a run, has turned into a fun workout that I design and lead each Wednesday at 5:30 AM.  I try to […]

Inspirational Mome...

Inspirational Moments

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 inspirational……  […]

Rattlesnakes, Stinging Nettle, Or Rushing Wa...

Rattlesnakes, Stinging Nettle, Or Rushing Water

Once a year, my mom’s siblings and families gather along the North Fork of the Holston River for a two-day family reunion, and that two-day reunion happened to be this past weekend.  There’s something for everyone with a dammed up pool for swimming and relaxing on rafts, baby rapids on which the the little kids […]

Something Besides Runni...

Something Besides Running?

Holly from HoHoRuns tagged me to answer some fun non-running questions.  Her answers were quite entertaining, and I hope to make mine half as fun…   What is something people might be surprised to learn about you? If I hadn’t gotten my degree in health and physical education, I would have loved studying either turf […]

High Cardio Boot C...

High Cardio Boot Camp

Storms were brewing when I went to bed Tuesday night, yet I slept through the 2/10-inch of rain we got, and woke to stars in a clear sky.  A wet infield kept us from spreading our mats on the softer grass, but we made do and used a puddleless section on the outer loop of […]

Modesty, Or Lack Ther...

Modesty, Or Lack Thereof

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 modest……  […]

Wake Up, Sunshi...

Wake Up, Sunshine!

With marathon training in full force and the need to rise early to get those long runs in while trying to beat the heat, I thought today would be a great day to talk about waking up early and more easily.   I’m normally an early riser, yet overslept and missed my run with my […]

When A Run Turns Into A W...

When A Run Turns Into A Walk

You wake up and it’s light outside and that just doesn’t seem right… Yesterday morning I woke up at 5:56 – just four minutes before I was supposed to meet my running friends.  I had changed the time on my alarm to the correct wake-up time, but I’d failed to actually turn it on.  I […]

Shake It, Ba...

Shake It, Baby!

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 […]

Boot Camp With Hills For Dess...

Boot Camp With Hills For Dessert

Holy humidity, did we sweat at yesterday’s boot camp.  Keep in mind that we met at 5:30 AM before it got really hot.  It was 74° when we met, and we were soaking wet within minutes of starting our warm-up.   If you remember, when we showed up at a local high school last week, […]

It’s Harder To Be Humble In Today’s Wo...

It’s Harder To Be Humble In Today’s World

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 humble……  […]

Lessons I Learned While Camp...

Lessons I Learned While Camping

Until a couple of weekends ago, I hadn’t slept in a tent for years.  During our early years of marriage, Bill and I enjoyed seeing our beautiful country on a couple of different cross-country camping trips and then another tour of the Pacific Northwest, south to San Francisco, and back to Utah.    After our […]

2015 Firecracker 5K Race Re...

2015 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

For the third year in a row, I started my Independence Day off with a BANG by running in the =PR= Race Series Firecracker 5K put on by Potomac River Running. PRR always does things right, and today’s race was no exception!  Their website says it best when explaining why runners should participate in the […]

Let’s Dish Over Cof...

Let’s Dish Over Coffee

I’m joining Coco at Running With Perserverance, Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner, and Lynda at Fitness Mom Wine Country for their monthly Ultimate Coffee Date linkup!  Be sure to stop by their blogs for a cup of coffee and to say hello; and while you’re there, be sure to check out some of […]

Celebrating Our Independe...

Celebrating Our Independence

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, in honor […]

My First Ever Boot Ca...

My First Ever Boot Camp!

I taught my first boot camp yesterday morning!  In fact, it was the first boot camp I’d ever experienced in any way, shape, or form.  About a month ago I had a great idea… Why not offer a weekly boot camp for our MRTT members.  I would make it interactive and we would all take […]

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Race PR’s (Personal Records)

5K - 22:57 (7:23 pace)
8K - 39:25 (7:55 pace)
10K - 47:05 (7:40 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
July 29 - OBX Lighthouse 5K
August 16 - Leesburg 20K
September 13 - Parks Half Marathon
October 2 & 3 - Ragnar DC
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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