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Why Trail Running Is No Longer An Esoteric Alternative To Hiking

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 esoteric (inspired […]

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Hiking Cascade Falls – As I mentioned last week in my recap of Bill’s and my trail run at Pandapas Pond, while in Blacksburg for the Thursday night Virginia Tech football game Bill and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and changing leaves and headed out to Jefferson National Forest for a hike/run to Cascade […]

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Pandapas Pond Trail Run – As I mentioned on Sunday, while in Blacksburg last week for the Thursday night Virginia Tech football game, Bill and I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and changing leaves and headed out to Pandapas Pond for our first of two trail adventures. Unfortunately, Bill isn’t able to run a lot […]

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Lake Fairfax Trail Run

=PR= Race Series held their forth and final spring 2015 trail run this morning at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston.  It’s been a fun series that I’ve planned other events around so I wouldn’t miss any of the runs; and its timing couldn’t have been better as my MRTT team trains for Ragnar Appalachians in […]

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Riverbend Park Trail Run Along The Potomac River

=PR= Race Series held their third of four free trail runs this morning at Riverbend Park in Great Falls.  From =PR= Race Series website: The Trail series is perfect for runners of all levels.  If you are new to trail and just want to try it out, if you are an experienced trail-head or somewhere […]

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Burke Lake Trail Run

1,530 – that’s how many pictures I took on my 9.5-mile trail run at Burke Lake Park this morning.  I narrowed it down to 45, and then narrowed it down further to twenty.  Twelve made it into the blog.  You have to kiss a lot of frogs….. =PR= Race Series held their second of four […]

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Sharing The Love On The W&OD Trail

It’s been a long time since I’ve written about a Saturday morning training run, so sit back and enjoy a lot of pictures! Our MRTT group had two starts this morning – one at 6:30 and one at 7 AM.  I chose the 6:30 group because I always like to get out as early as […]

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Algonkian Regional Park Trail Run

Bill and I joined some of our Cruiser and MRTT friends this morning for the first of four =PR= Spring Trail Runs.  All four events are at different parks and free of charge; however, you are required to either register in advance online or signup the morning of the event.  Water and snacks were provided […]

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Running The Appalachian Trail To Angel’s Rest

Sometimes a last minute decision can be the best – like when Bill says, “Let’s stop in Pearisburg on the drive home from your mom’s house and run on the Appalachian Trail up to Angel’s Rest.  So before we had a chance to reevaluate our decision to add three hours to our already long drive […]

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Bill’s Mountain Trail Run To Maryland Heights

Bill and I have been trying to do more trail runs in the last year, and we have received a lot of inspiration from local running groups and friends posting on Instagram. There are some good trails and even mountains a relatively short drive away. After seeing some photos of a local group running Maryland […]

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McAfee Knob Trail Run – Hope You Like Pictures!

With the trail running bug luring Bill and me back to the mountains, we took advantage of being in Southwestern Virginia last Friday, and ran to the top of McAfee Knob.  Well, make that – we ran, with a few hiking breaks! We were pleasantly surprised that the leaves weren’t too far from peak, and […]

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Trail Running To Our Favorite Summit, Molly’s Knob

When Bill and I are in southwestern Virginia, we love to go to Hungry Mother State Park for a trail run.  There’s a beautiful trail around the lake that we enjoy running, but we really love the challenging  run up to Molly’s Knob.  I remember hiking to the top of Molly’s Knob once when I […]

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Running The Trails At Hungry Mother State Park

Saturday morning I drove to Marion to meet Meagan for a trail run at Hungry Mother State Park. Bill and I ran there a couple of times in October and loved it so much that we decided to run the half marathon scheduled for this spring.  The only problem was that the race was moved […]

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A Run Through Great Falls Park

I’ve been trying to meet up and run with Logan of Mountains and Miles since last fall.  We had a couple of runs planned in October but my dad got sick and I was out of town.  We signed up for a trail race together this spring, but Logan aggravated her IT Band at a […]

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Hello…  Randomness!

Last weekend Sue over at This Mama Runs for Cupcakes ran her first marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon.  Afterward, she wrote your typical recap of the race; however, on Friday she wrote the best race recap that I’ve ever read.  If you don’t read any other race recap ever again, read this one, The REAL […]

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