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 […]

Let This Be Me In 40 Ye...

Let This Be Me In 40 Years

I’ve always said that one of my long term goals is to run forever.  I’ve written that I want to be the cute little old lady pumping my fist as I mosey across the finish line.  Not that I’m in a rush to grow old; just thinking ahead….. Which leads me to 95-year old Dr. […]

A Head Start On Clean Eat...

A Head Start On Clean Eating

Last Monday on the blog, my friend Beth and I talked about her clean eating plan, and I mentioned to that I would be joining her for a five-day challenge starting soon.  The time has come, and that day is today. To me, clean eating isn’t a fad diet, it’s eating fresh and whole foods, […]

A Day In A Trainer’s L...

A Day In A Trainer’s Life

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 […]

Murphy’s Law For Runn...

Murphy’s Law For Runners

Back before I got my Garmin, I used my RunKeeper app on my phone to track my mileage, time, and pace. While out on a run one day, I notice that every time my RunKeeper announced my mileage, a loud car drove by and I couldn’t hear my phone.  As soon as the lady in […]

Clean Eating Challe...

Clean Eating Challenge

Today I am welcoming my friend, fellow fitness professional, and  fellow MRTT runner, Beth, as a guest writer on Deb Runs.  She’s going to tell us about her recent focus on clean eating, and how much better she is feeling these days. Both Beth and her husband TJ are amazing athletes and runners – often […]

How To Get A Great Calf Workout On The Running Tr...

How To Get A Great Calf Workout On The Running Trail

With Yaktrax and GoPro in Hand, Bill and I hopped in the car on Saturday afternoon and headed to Paeonian Springs for a run on the snow covered W&OD Trail. We quickly realized that the eight inches of snow that fell on Thursday hadn’t been plowed, and that our run would be an adventure! We […]

My Most Memorable Snow D...

My Most Memorable Snow Days

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 […]

How Blogging And Social Media Have Made Me A Better Dressed Run...

How Blogging And Social Media Have Made Me A Better Dressed Runner

One day several years ago, my BRF decided it was time she sat me down for a running clothes intervention.  She gently introduced the tender topic by giving me a new pair of running shorts and a top.  Next she implored that I throw away the dingy white top, stretched out gray sports bra, and […]

Snacks To Keep You Going During Your Mid-Afternoon Hunger Atta...

Snacks To Keep You Going During Your Mid-Afternoon Hunger Attacks

I’m kicking off  National Nutrition Month with one of several posts about diet and nutrition.  As a health and fitness blogger I tend to focus on my first love, running.  During March, I’ll share a few posts about nutrition with the hopes of leaving my readers with tools for eating well and feeling the best […]

You Never Know When You’re Running With A Future Friend – 2012 BCC 5K Re...

You Never Know When You’re Running With A Future Friend – 2012 BCC 5K Recap

Today’s Broadlands Community Church 5K (BCC 5K) recap is as much about friendship as it is about a race, and it all started with a shirt. But first, let’s talk about the race….. One of my clients ran in a local low-keyed community race in 2011, and was so excited to get a really nice […]

Five Reasons I Love Doing My Business Ta...

Five Reasons I Love Doing My Business Taxes

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 […]

Moms RUN This Town, My Local Chap...

Moms RUN This Town, My Local Chapter

On a cold January morning in 2014 while out on a Saturday morning group run with the Cruisers, we saw our fellow Cruiser friend Amanda running with a group of ladies we didn’t know.  We stopped to say hi, and I teased her about two-timing the Cruisers.  Later that day, she asked me if I […]

The Cruisers, And How They Came To...

The Cruisers, And How They Came To Be

I took over the marathon coaching position at Worldgate Sport and Health in the summer of 2000, and held it until I left the corporate gym world to start my own personal training business in the fall of 2006. When I left, Worldgate had no coach to replace my position, so I offered to allow […]

Happy Birthday To The Monster I Creat...

Happy Birthday To The Monster I Created!

When Bill and I were first married we were much better fit for hiking together than running together.  Bill played a lot of basketball and tennis, and was great at sudden short explosions of speed, and considered his run finished after a quick mile.  I preferred to run around five miles, at a 9:00 pace. […]

Races I’m Most Looking Forward To This Y...

Races I’m Most Looking Forward To This Year

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 […]

Fresh Powder And A Go...

Fresh Powder And A GoPro

It’s rare that we get fresh powder in the mid-Atlantic region, but when we do, Bill and I don’t miss the opportunity to play in it!  We’re under the grips of an Arctic blast (it was 14° when we ran this morning), and the upside to that cold air is precipitation in the form of […]

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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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