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The Shenandoah Half Marathon had been mildly on my radar for about six months because it popped up whenever my running friends liked the page on Facebook, but I wasn’t familiar with the National Parks Half Marathon Race Series until doing a little research into finding a race in either southern Utah or near the […]

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1998 And 2002 Sunrise 5K Race Recaps

Shortly after I was hired as a trainer for Worldgate Sport & Health, the annul Sunrise 5K, sponsored by Worldgate and conducted by the DC Road Runners Club, was held. I hadn’t planned to run it – it was only a 5K and at the time I had never run a race that short, instead […]

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The Lighthouse 5K, held every Wednesday from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Corolla, is just one of many races put on by The OBX  Running Company. I had the pleasure of meeting Matt, the race director, when I ran the race in 2015 and to say hello to him again on Tuesday when I registered […]

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2004 Leesburg 20K Race Recap

Bummed that I won’t be joining my friends at this Sunday’s Leesburg 20K – one of my favorite races and a race I’ve run the last three consecutive years – I thought I’d take the opportunity to write a throwback recap from the 2004 Leesburg 20K.    On that hot August 8th morning, Bill and […]

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It felt odd to get up on a Tuesday morning for a race, but it was Independence Day and I had a tradition to uphold – running in the eighth annual =PR= Races Firecracker 5K For The Troops hosted by Potomac River Running and Leidos. It was my fifth consecutive time running in what has become one of my very […]

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I originally hadn’t planned to put the 2017 For The Love Of It 10K on my racing calendar. More often than not, I choose not to sign up for races during January, February, and March. Even though I quite like running in the cold, I don’t like standing around waiting for a race to start while I’m freezing. As […]

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There are races and then there are crazy fun races, and Sunday’s Jingle Bell Jog 5K was, without doubt, crazy fun! I’m still smiling whenever I think of over a thousand Santa-clad runners heading down the parkway and can’t help but wonder what people driving by must have thought. It was a sight to behold, and I’m so thankful […]

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On Thanksgiving morning I joined family, Cruiser, and MRTT friends for the 23rd annual Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 5K. It’s become a fun tradition that I couldn’t imagine skipping. This race has grown to include a 10K, 5K, and 2K so there’s a distance for everyone! As always, packet pick-up was super easy, and I had the added pleasure […]

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Packet pick-up for the Loudoun County 5K Race For The Homeless was a breeze – once I found out to where it had been moved. After driving the race course on Friday afternoon, I arrived at the Stone Bridge football and track stadium within the 5-7 PM range to pick up my packet as per directions. Parent […]

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2016 Ragnar DC Recap Part 4 – For those of you just stopping in to read about We Thought You Said Rum’s Ragnar Relay experience, you can catch up by clicking on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to check out my three previous posts. We’ll pick up right after Van 2 finished breakfast after […]

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2016 Ragnar DC Recap Part 3 – If you’re joining my Ragnar DC party late, you can catch up by clicking on Part 1 and Part 2, to read my two previous posts. I left off with Van 2 trying to get some much-needed sleep. With sleep mostly escaping us, Jess needed to get up and get […]

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2016 Ragnar DC Recap Part 2 – Picking right up where I left off Tuesday in my Ragnar DC recap, today’s post will be all about Van 2’s first set of legs.  If you remember, Laura (from Van 1) had just handed the slap bracelet off to Jess, and Van 2 was in hot pursuit! Like […]

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Twelve runners, two vans, 206.7 miles to cover, and an estimated 36 hours to finish – that’s the adventure that our team, We Thought You Said Rum, had ahead of us last week. Equally daunting will be my effort to tell the story of our incredible adventure in just four short posts starting with today’s 2016 Ragnar DC Recap Part […]

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2016 Leesburg 20K Race Recap

I don’t remember much about my first Leesburg 20K back in 2004 other than it was hot, humid, hilly, and left nothing to make me want to run it again. Fast forward to 2014 and then 2015 when I decided to give the race another chance and quickly learned that I really liked the change in the course and […]

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2002 Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

In honor of today’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, I’m writing my final throwback race recap. Final, that is, unless I find more old pictures from another race from yesteryear…   In 2002, five of my runner friends from the group I coached at Worldgate Sport & Health, my husband, and I signed up for […]

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2016 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

After stalking the weather forecast for the last few days leading up to Independence Day, I ran in the seventh annual =PR= Races Firecracker 5K hosted by Potomac River Running and Leidos on the morning of July 4th. It was my fourth time running this fun race which has become one of my favorites. In a bold move for me, I wore […]

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Our Fifteen Minutes Of Fame!

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by a gentleman named Woody Harrell, editor and part-time curmudgeon at BostonLog. The purpose of BostonLog, as Woody explained, “… is to collect stories from anyone who has run the Boston Marathon. We hope the site will serve as both an archive and an inspiration.” He went on […]

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A Team Of Ultra Cool Runners

It’s been almost two months since two teams of four women per team ran Ragnar Trail Richmond Ultra and I think it’s about time that I introduce you to my amazing teammates! If you’ve missed my recaps, you can catch up by clicking on these three links: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  Ragnar Trail Richmond was my forth […]

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2016 Chicago Spring Half Marathon Race Recap

As soon as my son Joseph and daughter-in-law Julie moved to Chicago, running in a Chicago race became a bucket list item for me. I toyed with the idea of entering the Chicago Marathon lottery, but playing it smart won and I decided to stick with a half or shorter race. As soon as Julie’s mom Janet and […]

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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, […]

 
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