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Pulling Together Recaps From Ten Days Of Running, Hiking, And Biking In Wyoming And Utah

For my own ease in stepping back and reminiscing about our vacation in Wyoming and Utah earlier this summer, I’ve pulled together all ten days worth of recaps into one tidy little spot. I hope you’ll find this useful if you’re considering planning a Grand Teton area or Southern Utah vacation. Just click on the […]

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Jackson Hole Hideout:  The Perfect Place To Stay For The Grand Teton Half Marathon

Nestled in the woods on Heck of a Hill Road in Wilson, Wyoming, the Jackson Hole Hideout was the perfect location to stay for our race getaway. Innkeepers Greg and Beth made us feel right at home and provided a wealth of knowledge about local dining, hiking, and areas of interest. The Grand Teton Half […]

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Racing and Celebrating on Cinco de Mayo

It’s time to sit down once again and chat about things other than just running and training. Today’s focus, though, will mostly be about the race I’m about to run…   If we were having coffee….. I’d tell you that today at 8:15 AM, I will be lining up to run in the Fiesta 5K, a […]

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Ten Favorite Marine Corps Marathon Memories

This post first ran last October, but the Marine Corps Marathon holds such an important place in my heart that I wanted to share it again this year. Minor changes have been made to bring it up to date. Enjoy…     In celebration of tomorrow’s 41st running of the Marine Corps Marathon, I’m sharing ten […]

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5th Annual Loudoun County 5K For The Homeless

Loudoun County 5K For The Homeless – My neighbor stopped by last week to tell me about an upcoming race he’s been very active in helping to organize. I promised him that I’d get the word out, so if you live in the Northern Virginia area, please be sure to check it out.  On Saturday, November […]

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Want To Run The Loudoun Half Marathon And 8K For Free?

Two years ago I PR’d at the Loudoun Half Marathon, a fabulously organized local race benefiting local high schools, and last year I cheered on my friends as they headed out on a beautiful spring morning; many of them running their very first half! Sunday, April 17 Broad Run High School Half Marathon – 7 AM […]

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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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My Ten Favorite Marine Corps Marathon Memories

In celebration of today’s 40th running of the Marine Corps Marathon, I’m sharing ten of my favorite memories from the ten years I ran this amazing race.  Before I jump into those memories, though, I want to wish all of my friends who are running to have a wonderful day.  Run hard, run happy, and […]

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Join Me For Team Trevor’s Virtual 5K

My friends Beth, Erin, Vicki, Lupe, and several other MRTT friends have organized a virtual race for a local little boy battling cancer.  Today I am turning my blog over to Beth and Trevor’s mom Sara so they can tell you a little bit about this sweet little boy, and what you can do to […]

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Two Free Race Entry Giveaways To Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K!

I’m very excited to let you know that my friend Lesley is the race director for the upcoming Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K which will be held on October 31 at 4 PM at One Loudoun; and she has graciously offered to give a free registration each to two of my lucky readers!   […]

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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 […]

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I Should Know Better…

I woke up this morning feeling like ten miles of bad road – and it was self inflicted… I ran in the George Washington Parkway Classic Ten-Miler yesterday, and most of it is on the concrete surfaced George Washington Parkway which runs along the Potomac River from Mount Vernon into Old Town Alexandria.  It’s a […]

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Happy Boston Marathon Day!

Even though I’m not running Boston this year, and will probably never have the privilege to run it again, I’m very excited for my running friends who are in Boston preparing to race this morning, especially those running it for the first time! Please join me in wishing them an amazing fun-filled race!  My advice […]

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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 […]

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2014 Running And Racing Year Photo Recap

As 2014 draws to an end, I’ve put together my running/racing year in pictures… My goal this year was to run a race each month, but by the time I set my goals, the local January races that I was interested in running were already filled to capacity.  January ended up being the only month […]

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Mourning The Loss Of The Marathon

I ran my last marathon on November 12, 2011.  At the time, I didn’t realize that my marathon career was pretty much over… I know that I could run another marathon, but seriously, how many do I need to run?  I have 40 under my belt and shouldn’t I just be happy with that?  I […]

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2014 Firecracker 5K Recap

On Thursday I picked up my race packet for the Firecracker 5K in Reston Town Center.  Packet pick-up was at Potomac River Running and I got in and out in a breeze!   Since last year’s shirt was a little tight, I ordered a medium this year and it fits perfectly.  The color is a […]

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Fit Foodie 5K Race Recap

I woke up Saturday morning hearing the pitter-patter of rain on the skylights in our bedroom.  I got dressed, drank plenty of water, ate a banana with some peanut butter on it, and packed my car with my racing essentials.  My friend Erin met me at our house and we took off in the rain […]

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