Becoming Accounta...

Becoming 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 accountability……  […]

How Our MRTT Runs Have Evol...

How Our MRTT Runs Have Evolved

To say our local Moms RUN This Town (MRTT) chapter has grown a bit since I joined would be an understatement.  My friend and chapter co-leader Amanda added me to the group on January 11, 2014, and if memory serves me correctly, I was about the 60th member.  Today we have 727 members. Just for […]

Runfessions of Moms RUNNING This T...

Runfessions of Moms RUNNING This Town

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.   As usual, I’m adding a fun […]

Spectacular Sunrise Boot C...

Spectacular Sunrise Boot Camp

Yesterday’s boot camp didn’t get a name until boot camp was over.  Scroll down and you’ll understand why… This boot camp has a nice combination of total body strengthening exercises and cardio to keep you breathing hard throughout the workout.  You should be able to complete it in about 55 minutes, including the warm-up and […]

Ambitious Goals For Any...

Ambitious Goals For Anyone

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 ambitious……  […]

Straight Bar Lacing – A Simple Lacing Change Can Rid Foot P...

Straight Bar Lacing – A Simple Lacing Change Can Rid Foot Pain

It started with a simple post to our MRTT group by my friend Tiffany.  She shared the following video from Ian’s Shoelace Site, and mentioned that she’d been experiencing pain on the top of her foot and thought she’d give this straight bar lacing a try.   Pain on the top of the foot…  Hmmmmm, […]

2015 Leesburg 20K Race Re...

2015 Leesburg 20K Race Recap

Sunday’s Leesburg 20K was yet another fun filled morning spent with my MRTT and Cruiser running buddies!  Believe me, I sometimes pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming because I have so many good friends who share my running passion, and each race morning seems like a party to me.  Proceeds from the race benefited […]

Five Years From NowR...

Five Years From Now…

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 […]

Summer Sizzling Boot C...

Summer Sizzling Boot Camp

As summer draws toward an end, so will my boot camp series. Our 5:30 AM class was mostly done in the dark this morning, and within a few weeks it will still be dark when we finish up.  I’ve decided to do two more weeks even though I told the ladies this morning that today […]

Keeping The Fo...

Keeping The Focus

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 focus……  […]

Running Tips Not To Be Overloo...

Running Tips Not To Be Overlooked

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 […]

The Initiative To Train H...

The Initiative To Train Hard

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 initiative……  […]

Race Day Interactions With Strang...

Race Day Interactions With Strangers

A while back when commenting on my post, Five Favorite Race Memories, Sherry at Run To The Mountains said, “Awesome! Running provides so many great memories it is hard to narrow it down to just five!  Some of my favourite memories are relatively minor interactions with other runners – words of encouragement, laughing about our […]

A Commitment To Succ...

A Commitment To Succeed

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 commitment……  […]

Surfside Boot C...

Surfside Boot Camp

If you’re looking for a fun and no-equipment-needed workout to do while vacationing, look no further.  I designed this workout so it can be done on the beach, in your back yard, or in your family room.    Pyramids are your cardio intervals between your strengthening exercises.  Each pyramid consists of doing 150 total reps […]

We Saw Pegasus At The Bea...

We Saw Pegasus At The Beach!

Yesterday morning I looked out our kitchen window and saw Pegasus, the winged divine stallion…..   He wasn’t white like the mythical creature, but his wings were.  I called for Bill to grab his camera and a long lens and come quickly!  One of the wild horses was munching away on sea oats in our neighbors’ […]

From Four To Five – The Wedding Re...

From Four To Five – The Wedding Recap

It’s not every day that you’re blessed with a beautiful new daughter, but a year ago today we officially welcomed Julie into our family.  I wrote about the rehearsal dinner being on Bill’s and my 33rd wedding anniversary in my post The Rehearsal Dinner, Our Best Anniversary Ever.  Last night while enjoying a quiet evening […]

What’s N...

What’s New?

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 […]

Runfessions Of The Cruis...

Runfessions Of The Cruisers

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.   As usual, I’m adding a fun […]

Outer Banks Lighthouse 5K Race Re...

Outer Banks Lighthouse 5K Race Recap

A race on a Wednesday?  Of course!  Every day is Saturday at the beach!  Last summer without realizing there was a 5K every Wednesday in Corolla, we came down to our beach house for a quick stay in August from Wednesday to Wednesday, and weren’t able to run in the race.  I decided to plan […]

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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
September 19 - Dulles Runway 10K
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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