Making Miles Fly By As A Drea...

Making Miles Fly By As A Dreamer

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 dreamer…..  I’d […]

Painting Is A Workout, Rig...

Painting Is A Workout, Right?

I’m beginning to think that I will never finish painting… I’d hoped to post pictures of my beautiful new sitting area on our deck where our hot tub used to be, but I was so busy painting this past week that it didn’t even dawn on me to take a picture. To make life crazier, […]

Making The Energizer Bunny Pr...

Making The Energizer Bunny Proud

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 energetic…..  I’d […]

Getting Ready For Outdoor Living And A R...

Getting Ready For Outdoor Living And A Race

Bill and I are outdoorsy people, and we spend as much time as possible outside. Wanting to be ready for our first barbecue on the deck whenever spring decided to show us a visit, I started early trying to get all of the outdoor chores knocked out. It wasn’t until this past week that the weather […]

Eight Tips For Becoming Less Judgmen...

Eight Tips For Becoming Less Judgmental

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 judgmental…..  I’d […]

Cheering On North Face Runners During A Muddy Trail ...

Cheering On North Face Runners During A Muddy Trail Run

Who am I, and what happened to Deb this week? No worries, my training went well; it’s just that I didn’t take the time to take any pictures along the way – until Saturday!   Monday Strength Training – 1 hour Rodney Yee’s Complete Yoga For Beginners (affiliate link) – Yoga ForFlexibility Vigorous Gardening – 2 hours Teeter Hang […]

Five Reasons Ragnar DC Is Going To Be E...

Five Reasons Ragnar DC Is Going To Be Epic

I’m downright giddy with excitement! Just when I thought I was ready to retire from the whole Ragnar van thing, I’ve signed up to run with yet another team! Keep in mind that there are two types of Ragnar Relays. In one type you sit on your butt in a van anytime you’re not running, and in the […]

Running With The C...

Running With The Cows

A week ago I visited my mom, and while there I went on two runs along some sparsely traveled country roads. My first run was shortly after sunrise on a glorious spring morning, and during the second run I rushed to beat the looming storm. Both runs had plenty of clouds for my backdrop – just very different […]

Braving The Eleme...

Braving The Elements

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 brave…..  I’d […]

Fan Favorite: My Dad, The Brooklyn Dod...

Fan Favorite:  My Dad, The Brooklyn Dodger

Opening day of the Washington Nationals is akin to a holiday for me, so what better day than today to rerun one of my favorite posts from 2014. I’ll take you back to when my dad was discovered by Brooklyn Dodgers scouts and signed by the Dodgers to attend their training camp and try out for the team…  Dad […]

Take Me Home Country Ro...

Take Me Home Country Roads

When traveling, training can easily go down the drain, but this past week while visiting my mom I was able to get most of my workouts completed. With nothing on our agenda other than enjoying our time together, I had no excuses. I took advantage of Mom spending her mornings sewing, and completed my workouts […]

April True Or April Fo...

April True Or April Fool?

Happy April Fools Day! Just for fun today, I’m sharing five running related things about me… Four are true and one is false. You have to figure out which one is the April Fool!   Five running facts about me:   1. I’ve run a 50-mile ultramarathon.  2. I qualified for Boston at my first marathon. […]

Being Adventurous Is Not In My Ge...

Being Adventurous Is Not In My Genes

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 adventurous…..  I’d […]

Teaching, Training, Celebrat...

Teaching, Training, Celebrating

Shockingly, I took very few pictures this week… Focusing on putting the final touches on my presentation, it was workout, shower, work; workout, shower, work…  Yoga and my Runner’s World Run Less Run Faster (affiliate link) training plan seem to be doing the trick and making me feel great – knock on wood… My workouts look very similar to last week, […]

Another Epic Easter Bunny Hop Is In The Boo...

Another Epic Easter Bunny Hop Is In The Books!

This morning the Cruisers and I met for our sixth almost-annual Easter Bunny Hop. We’ve been celebrating Easter with a bunny hop since 2009, and last year was the only year that another running event kept us from being able to meet. The day before our run requires some shopping and basket assembly on my part […]

Staying Fit Through The A...

Staying Fit Through The Ages

As I alluded to on Sunday, Wednesday was a big day for me. Way back in November I had been asked if I was interested in teaching a one-time class for George Mason University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). I jumped at the chance even though it had been a very long time since I’d been […]

My Faithful Fri...

My Faithful Friend

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 faithful…..  I’d […]

Time Well Sp...

Time Well Spent

I had another busy week with work and working out. This past week I also spent quite a bit of time working on a presentation I have on Wednesday morning. More on that later in the week… The time I spent practicing yoga last week; albeit at a very beginner level, had me feeling so good […]

My Favorite Love To Hate Exerci...

My Favorite Love To Hate Exercises

I’m one of those people who actually enjoys working out – even lifting weights. For various reasons, many people despise the weight room. Some are intimidated by the huge torturous looking pieces of equipment, some find the repetitiveness of lifting boring, and others simply prefer to be a part of a group exercise class instead of working out on their own. […]

Let The Shenanigans Beg...

Let The Shenanigans Begin!

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 shenanigans…..  I’d […]

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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)
20K - 1:45:30 (8:30 pace)
Half Marathon - 1:54:34 (8:45 pace)
Twenty Mile - 2:46:14 (8:18 pace)
Marathon - 3:29:04 (7:59 pace)
Ultramarathon - 10:50:30 (13:00 pace)

2016 Race Schedule

February 14 - Run Your Heart Out 5K
April 17 - Loudoun 8K or Half Marathon
April 29 & 30 - Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra
May 22 - Chicago Spring Half Marathon
July 4 - Firecracker 5K
August 21 - Leesburg 20K
September 16 & 17 - Ragnar DC
November 24 - Thanksgiving Day 5K
December 11 - Frosty 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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