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Students Knocking Out Melanoma

As you all know by now, bringing awareness to skin cancer is something that I am very passionate about, and since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month I have several related posts planned for next month.  Last year I ran in the TKO Melanoma 5K, and as always, wrote a race recap about my experience.  […]

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The Carter Behind Carter’s Run

Carter’s Run is more than a just a race…  Yes, there’s a 10K, a 5K, a kid’s fun run, and there’s even a Family Fun Fest to help entertain the little ones; but the event is much more than just a fun time for families, it’s an opportunity to honor a sweet little six-year old […]

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Thinking About Boston Today

Today I will be thinking about Boston… I’ll be thinking about the runners… I’ll be thinking about the spectators… I’ll be thinking about the volunteers… I’ll be thinking about those that put themselves in harm’s way to keep others safe… And I’ll be thinking about every single person that crosses the finish line… Because today, […]

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The Tortoise & The Hare 8K; From The Race Director’s Perspective

I’ve run a lot of races over the years, 89 if you only count the ones listed on my Race Results tab. A few more, if you count the others that I ran way too long ago for me to remember the race names or distances… I’ve run enough races to make me appreciate a […]

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What Has 24 Legs And Can Run 199 Miles…

Question:  What is a Ragnar Relay? Answer:  It’s a team of twelve runners that are cooped up in two vans for approximately two days getting stinkier by the hour… Question:  What will you do for two days? Answer:  Run, eat, drive, wait; run, eat, drive, wait; run, eat, drive, wait (notice the lack of sleep) […]

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Finding A Gold Mine…  My Old Running Folder

Selfishly, part of my little corner of the internet is just for me.  Yes, I love to write about my my current running escapades with the Cruisers and MRTT friends, and about when I meet another blogger.  I write about what’s going on in my community, what I’ve eaten, and what races I’m training for […]

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2014 Running Resolutions

Without goals we stumble through life without a plan… Keeping my 2014 goals in mind, I’ve been playing around with my 2014 race scheduled.  So without further ado, here are the races I plan to run this year! February – Run Your Heart Out 5K March – Reston 10-Miler April – Hungry Mother Half Marathon […]

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2013 Running And Racing Year Recap

To celebrate this last day of 2013, I’ve put together the year in pictures… Unfortunately, I’m not starting off very well since didn’t start blogging until January 31st, and until then didn’t feel the need to photograph every moment of my life.  Believe it or not, I have no running pictures from January! On this […]

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Race Etiquette

Back in early October, I made a promise to write several posts giving you a variety of running tips you could use for your upcoming marathons.  I wrote the following “Race Preparation” articles: The Week Leading Up To Your Race, The Last Two Days Before The Race, Race Items Check List, and Race Recovery.  Unfortunately, […]

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Race Recovery

Last week I talked about Race Preparation: The Week Leading Up To Your Race and Race Preparation: The Last Two Days Before Your Race, so I thought that today I would talk about Race Recovery. As soon as you finish your race, grab a water bottle and keep walking around to let your legs cool […]

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Race Preparation:  Race Items Check List

Back in April I wrote What’s All That Stuff You’re Carrying?  Since fall is racing season, and I’m spending the week talking about race preparation, I’m re-posting it today with a few minor changes and additions. I’m sure you never leave your house without your phone, but I’ll remind you anyway to take it (and […]

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Race Preparation:  The Last Two Days Before Your Race

Yesterday I talked about The Week Leading Up To Your Race, and promised that today I’d get into the topics of carbo-loading, dressing for the race, and the importance of sleep before the race. Let’s start with carbo-loading and whether it’s a myth, or if there’s truth behind the science of it.  Carbohydrates (such as […]

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Race Preparation: The Week Leading Up To Your Race

With so many people running a fall marathon or half marathon, I promised to talk about preparing for that big race that you’ve been training for all summer.  Let’s say you’ve done everything right so far.  You’ve completed every training run exactly as your schedule says, you’ve eaten well, stayed hydrated, gotten plenty of sleep […]

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The Night Before, The Night Before The Race

Bill and I are in town for the Hokie Half Marathon and staying at The Inn at Virginia Tech (front view)… The Inn at Virginia Tech (back view)… Right after we cruised into town, we picked Julie up and took her to her favorite restaurant in Christiansburg (right next to Blacksburg)…  There’s a whole lot […]

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So Many Races, So Little Time

Back in April I heard about the DIVAS Half Marathon & 5K Series coming to Virginia and I was pumped!  I immediately sent out a note to the Cruiser chicks to see who wanted to run the race with me.  I even envisioned us wearing matching tutus! The very next night, Julie called to tell […]

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Half-Marathon/Marathon/Ultra-Marathon Questions

I got this idea from Dorothy over at Mile Posts and I thought it would be a fun post!  She posted an old “NOTE” from her Facebook from several years ago called “25 Random Things, Facts, Habits & Goals about Me.”  I remembered that I had been tagged in a NOTE about running that I […]

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Reese’s Pieces or M&M’s?

I’m going to be pretty busy tomorrow prepping for the Cruisers’ W&OD Trail 45-Mile Ultramarathon Training Run and attending a fun social function (no, it’s not a run), so I might not talk write to you again until Sunday evening.  I hope to be able to post tomorrow, but if I don’t, I promise to […]

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We Paid How Much To Do That?

Remember my post It’s A Runner Thing on Wednesday?  Well, it got a little long and I didn’t get to post all of the crazy, strange, and funny things we runners are known to do, so I decided to finish it up today focusing on what we do at races! How many times have you […]

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It’s A Runner Thing

We’re a quirky bunch, we runners…  We do odd little things and don’t think twice about it, yet our non-running friends think we’re nuts.  When I tell my friends something about a one of my runs and they don’t understand, I say, “Never mind, it’s a runner thing.”  So buckle your seat belts, sit back, […]

 
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