Triumph...

Triumphant

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 triumphant…..  I’d […]

Adding Yoga Back Into My Rout...

Adding Yoga Back Into My Routine

I’m beginning to worry about my shoveling addiction… After my last morning clients left on Monday, I pulled out my shovel and started to shovel wet, heavy snow off of our upper deck and the stone steps on the side of our house for the next hour. It didn’t need to be done and most of it […]

Catching Up For The First Time In 2...

Catching Up For The First Time In 2016

Today 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 […]

Cool Fitness Stuff, And I Need Your H...

Cool Fitness Stuff, And I Need Your Help

During the winter our running needs are a little different than during the summer here in the mid-Atlantic. We go from hot and humid to cold and blustery; although, this year El Niño has made our winter quite a bit milder than usual. Well, with the exception of last week’s blizzard…   We go from starting […]

Having A Healthy He...

Having A Healthy Heart

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 heart…..  […]

Halo Acoustic Wear Headphones Review And Givea...

Halo Acoustic Wear Headphones Review And Giveaway

Disclosure:  The Halo Acoustic Wear Headphones were given to me free of charge to try; however, all opinions in this review are my own. This review also contains affiliate links which means if you click on the link and purchase the product, I will receive a referral commission from Amazon for sending you to the site.    Lycra […]

Finally Digging ...

Finally Digging Out

As I might have mentioned a time or two this week, we had a big snow storm last weekend. A blizzard of that proportion is unusual in the DC area, so I might have gotten a little excited and rattled on about it a little too much.  As a result, I started my very active week […]

Winter Runfessi...

Winter Runfessions

Today I’m linking up with Marcia at Marcia’s Healthy Slice for her monthly Runfessions linkup.  Be sure to check out her blog and those of the other great bloggers linking up, too.   ~ Runfession ~ A formal statement admitting that one is guilty of a particular running crime.   I runfess:  There are days when I don’t […]

Five Cardio Workouts To Do During And After Snow St...

Five Cardio Workouts To Do During And After Snow Storm

As I type, the Cruisers and my MRTT chapter are trying to find a place to meet for our group run on Saturday morning. With 34 inches of snow over the weekend, crews are having a hard enough time getting the streets plowed. Understandably, recreational trails are at the bottom of the list for HOA employees trying […]

Showing Optimism Despite Being St...

Showing Optimism Despite Being Stuck

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 optimism…..  […]

When Winter Storm Jonas Turned Into Snowzi...

When Winter Storm Jonas Turned Into Snowzilla

I felt like my entire week was a lead-up to the “blizzard of historic proportions” that was headed our way. I don’t remember when it first entered my radar, but from that moment on, I was in storm prep mode. Monday’s trip to Costco and two times to the grocery store was to restock the […]

Quantity Over Quality, Can It Wo...

Quantity Over Quality, Can It Work?

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 quality…..  […]

Last Week Was A B...

Last Week Was A Blur

Well this has been an interesting week… What I lost in steps, I made up for in sleep. I mentioned in last week’s recap that I woke up to vertigo on Sunday morning and that I’d had a pretty rough day. It seems that if I slept well, I felt weird and icky during the day, and […]

Six Ways To Become Accounta...

Six Ways To Become Accountable

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 accountable…..  […]

Never AssumeR...

Never Assume…

Usually I write much of my Sunday recap during the week as we go along, but I had several things going on and decided that I’d have plenty of time to get to my recap written on Saturday or Sunday, so I focused on living in the current – like getting to visit with both of our sons […]

Chicken And Broccoli ...

Chicken And Broccoli ;-)

Let’s face it, I’m human and even though I work with clients daily on how to help them reach or maintain their weight loss goals, I may need a nudge now and then to remind me to practice what I preach. After slipping a little with our eating habits over the holidays, Bill and I have been […]

A Renewal Of Go...

A Renewal Of Goals

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 renewal…..  […]

A Positive Start To The New Y...

A Positive Start To The New Year

There’s nothing a runner hates, but loves to talk about more, than an injury… Where do I begin, and which injury do I discuss? And were they really injuries? I’ll keep it brief, or at least as brief as a runner can when discussing an injury… It started on the Thursday morning after our MRTT Christmas […]

A Big Fa...

A Big Fat F

On Wednesday I talked about Broken Resolutions and promised to let you know how I did on my 2015 goals. As you can see, I didn’t do very well!   So what happened? Consistent Weight Training To Prevent Injuries – 20 points –  This is going to be a post on its own in a few […]

My Year In Bl...

My Year In Bling

I got this idea from Holly over at HoHo Runs and thought it was fun! Here’s my version…   2015 RACE STATS 2 Ragnar Relays 2 Half Marathons 1 20K 1 Ten Miler 2 10K’s 5 5K’s 13 Total Races 2 Age Group Wins 2 Age Group Second Place Finishes 3 Age Group Third Place Finishes […]

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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 29 & 30 - Ragnar Trail Ultra Richmond
May 22 - Chicago Spring Half Marathon
July 4 - Firecracker 5K
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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