Finding Free...

Finding Freedom

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 freedom…..  I’d […]

My Week Ending With The Chicago Spring H...

My Week Ending With The Chicago Spring Half

This was it. My spring training using Runner’s World Run Less Run Faster came to an end with the Chicago Spring Half Marathon this morning. I enjoyed the training plan very much, and felt it got me to the starting line feeling confident. I stuck to the plan pretty closely up until Ragnar Trail Richmond when […]

Born To Encour...

Born To Encourage

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 encourage…..  I’d […]

Ragnar’s Unisex Versus Women’s Cut Race Shi...

Ragnar’s Unisex Versus Women’s Cut Race Shirts

My regular readers know that I’m a pretty positive person, but sometimes a girl has got to vent… I just tried on my Ragnar Trail Richmond shirt, and I am not happy. Ragnar switched our shirts from mens/women to unisex shirts; so now the neckline is too high, the sleeves are too long, and there’s […]

Only One More Week Of My Spring Training Cy...

Only One More Week Of My Spring Training Cycle

Since there’s no rain in the forecast for the remainder of today, yesterday just might have concluded a seventeen-day rain streak here in Virginia. With all of the rain this past week and limited time to work outside in my yard, I took the opportunity to write my Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra Recaps, Part 1, Part […]

Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra Recap, Par...

Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra Recap, Part 3

If you’re joining my Ragnar Trail Richmond party late, you can catch up by clicking on Part 1 and Part 2 to read the recaps of my first two legs. I left off on my previous recap just after Meagan and I discovered that we would be running again in 2.5 hours, almost twice as soon as we had expected, […]

Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra Recap, Par...

Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra Recap, Part 2

Yesterday, I left off my Ragnar Trail Richmond recap as I was snuggling into my sleeping bag, hoping to get a few hours sleep before my teammate Jenny woke me after her run. Meagan had planned to sleep in our tent as well, but decided to stay in her own single-person tent located slightly farther away […]

Running Dilem...

Running Dilemmas

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 dilemma…..  I’d […]

Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra Recap, Par...

Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra Recap, Part 1

Last weekend marked my fourth Ragnar Relay, Ragnar Trail Richmond. After several years of turning down my friend, Chuck, when invited to join his team, I finally drank the Ragnar Kool-Aid and ran Ragnar DC in 2014 with my Cruiser friends – Chuck included. Having had a fabulous time, I eagerly joined our MRTT team to run Ragnar Trail Appalachians […]

Rest And Recov...

Rest And Recovery

Happy Mother’s Day to all my running mama friends! And in honor of the occasion, I thought you’d love the picture Don’s Johns tweeted this morning!   My Mother’s Day has been splendid so far! Daniel came over to spend the day, and we FaceTimed with Joseph and Julie in Chicago earlier this afternoon. Daniel picked […]

Five Tips For Recovering From Running A Ragnar Re...

Five Tips For Recovering From Running A Ragnar Relay

As I attempt to recover from running 34.42 miles in 20 hours over the course of three legs at Ragnar Trail Richmond on an ultra team with my MRTT friends, I’m well aware that I’m doing everything wrong. But you know what? I don’t have it in me to change things.      After over two […]

2016 Loudoun Half and 8K Race Re...

2016 Loudoun Half and 8K Race Recap

When my friend Lesley asked if I’d be interested in helping promote this year’s Loudoun Half and 8K on social media in exchange for three free race entries (one for me and two to give away), I jumped at the chance.  Since I had run the half in 2014 I knew it would be a well-run event, and with […]

Being Fearl...

Being Fearless

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 fearless…..  I’d […]

Another Ragnar Trail Under My Belt, But FirstR...

Another Ragnar Trail Under My Belt, But First…

I’m still on a runner’s high from a very fun weekend with my MRTT friends, especially Megan, since I don’t get to see her very often. My workouts earlier in the week were totally structured around Ragnar Trail Richmond which was coming up on Friday and Saturday. With thirty-some trail miles to cover in three runs, I decided to go […]

Ragnar Trail Richmond – Here I Co...

Ragnar Trail Richmond – Here I Come!

Running in a trail relay is a lot of work. This morning as I headed out the door, I turned to my husband and said, “This is a lot of work and I haven’t even started running.”   Earlier this week I started setting things aside as I thought of them or saw them laying around […]

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 […]

Follow

RRCACertifiedCoachLogoWidget

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. I promise to never sell or share your email address.

Top100Bloggers

NEW SPA badge

MCMRunnersClubBadge

Virginia Bloggers Badge

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

Archives

Disclaimer: This blog contains Amazon affiliate links, meaning that I will earn a commission anytime you purchase items by clicking on these links. You will never pay any more when buying a product from Amazon through my link, and you will be connected to Amazon as you usually are. The only difference is that Amazon pays me for referring you!
%d bloggers like this: