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2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, And 1999 George Washington Parkway Classic Ten-Mile Recaps

The George Washington Parkway Classic Ten Mile Run is one of Bill’s and my favorite races, and it has been a staple for area runners since 1984.  After being bused to the start at Mount Vernon, runners run back down the George Washington Parkway to Old Town Alexandria.  The first part of the race is […]

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2008, 2002, 2001, 1999, And 1998 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler Run Recaps

In honor of tomorrow’s 43rd running of the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, I’m recapping the years that Bill and I ran this fantastic and beautiful race. I’ll even talk about the year that we woke up to snow on the ground and like the wimps we were, went back to bed. The Cherry Blossom […]

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Virginia Creeper Marathon Recap

In honor of the 16th annual Virginia Creeper Marathon in quaint Abingdon, VA, I’m recapping my adventures running the race back in 2007 when I joined about 100 other marathoners to run in a drizzly off-and-on rain. I signed up for the $10 race (yes, only $10) after one of my clients hired me to […]

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2008 Georgia Marathon Recap

My friend Terri and I set a great plan into action for running the 2008 Georgia Marathon together. After scoping out the details, we decided to stay in the Omni Hotel so we could roll out of bed, take the elevator down to the lobby, walk out onto the plaza, and start the race! One […]

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2002 Washington DC Marathon Recap And A Class Action Lawsuit

Way back in 2002, the Inaugural Washington DC Marathon ran through history… but only briefly. I believe their hopes were to become the spring version of the Marine Corps Marathon, but that wasn’t to be.   There was no race morning packet pick-up, so our friend Bob and I drove over to Stadium-Armory on Friday […]

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The Time I Ran Dead Last:  2006 And 2009 National Marathon Recaps

The National Marathon was run from 2006 through 2010, before becoming the Rock ‘N’ Roll USA Marathon in 2011.  The inaugural marathon had a qualifying time of 4:30 which meant a lot of people weren’t able to run it. Five and eight years after the fact, I’ve prepared a throwback recap for the 2006 and […]

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2001 And 1998 Reston Ten Miler Race Recaps

Tomorrow I’m running the Reston 10 Miler again for the first time in several years.  This prompted me to dig deep to remember stories from the previous years I’ve run it.  The first thing I learned is that I’ve only run the race twice before, but I would have guessed that I’d run it several […]

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2000 George Washington’s Birthday Marathon Recap

Today’s 53’rd annual George Washington’s Birthday Marathon organized by the DC Road Runners Club had to be canceled due to the recent heavy snowfall. However; in honor of the event, I am publishing my throwback recap from when I ran the race. Back on February 20, 2000 I decided just a week or two earlier […]

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Hanging On To My Nike Air Pegasus A Little Too Long

On Monday I wrote Inspired To Run A Marathon, but I didn’t talk about what my running had been like before.  Even though I had been running for years, I rarely ran farther than about five miles.  I wasn’t putting a lot of extra thought in my running because I was too busy raising two […]

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Inspired To Run A Marathon

Perhaps it’s a cliché that I was inspired to run my first marathon because of Oprah and because I was about to celebrate my 40th birthday.  But come on, if Oprah could do it, surely this girl that had been running for years could do it.  And seriously, what better birthday gift to give myself […]

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Picture This Snowy Morning Run

Back in August I started a series called Picture This Run.  Today’s installment will be about waking up to a beautiful fresh powdery snowfall and strapping on our Yaktrax before heading out for an adventuresome run. We had record snowfall in the winter of 2010 (actually I just made that up, but we did have […]

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Hot Chocolate 15K Race Recap

It was this weekend two years ago today that the infamous Hot Chocolate 15K came to the DC area.  Running and chocolate… two of favorite things; so how could I not sign up for this race?  We had seven Cruisers sign up, so we decided to spend the night before in Alexandria, just across the […]

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North Central Rail Trail Marathon Recap

In honor of today’s 24th running of the North Central Rail Trail Marathon in Sparks Glencoe, Maryland (somewhere near Baltimore), I’m recapping Miles‘ and my 1998 race. The race is pretty small with less than 500 runners (I think there were closer to 300 runners when we ran it).  It’s run on an old railroad […]

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2012, 2010, 1999, And 1997 Ashburn Farm 10K And 5K Race Recaps

Since today is packet pick-up for the Ashburn Farm Thanksgiving Day 2K/5K/10K, I thought I’d write a recap of the previous years that Bill and I have run in this local Thanksgiving morning turkey trot.  We estimate that we’ve run the race about 10-15 times, and some of our friends have run it every year.   […]

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JFK 50 Miler Recap

In honor of today’s 50th running of the JFK 50 Miler, I’m recapping my race from 1997. Here’s just a tiny bit of history on how the race got started 50 years ago… In 1963, the race was just one of many 50-mile races started as an initiative by our president to get the country […]

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2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, And 2000 Marathon In The Parks Recaps

You guys seem to enjoy my recaps from races I ran long before I started blogging, and I love having one place that I can put all of my pictures and thoughts on those races together, so I’m going to keep sharing these with you. Today I’m recapping the five years that Bill and I […]

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Marine Corps Marathon Recaps For 2009, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, And 1997

Today is the 38th running of the Marine Corps Marathon, and I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of my friends running in this terrific race a fun and successful day. I’ve run this race ten times over the years and it holds a special place in my heart as my very first […]

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2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, And 1999 Steamtown Marathon Recaps

Today is the 18th Annual running of the Steamtown Marathon in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Good luck to any of my readers who are running this great race today! I decided to run my first Steamtown Marathon in 1999 after reading that Runner’s World listed it as one of the nation’s top ten fastest marathons. Take a look […]

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2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, And 2001 Baltimore Marathon Recaps

Today is the 13th running of the Baltimore Marathon, so I thought I would write a race recap of the first five years of the race since Bill and I ran all five of those years. The inaugural race in 2001 had packet pick-up on race morning so Bill and I arrived bright and early […]

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Honeymoon Hiking

Today I have been married to my best friend, my running partner, and the love of my life for 32 years!  Yes, I got married when I was only six years old!  🙂 Let’s start off with the story of how Bill and I met…  I was a freshman and Bill was a sophomore at […]

 
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