Deb Runs

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On Our Way To Ragnar DC

It’s that time again!  It’s time to shack up in a van with a bunch of my favorite running people and hit the road for a 34-hour overnight relay.  This is my third Ragnar, second DC, first Ragnar without my buddy Meagan, and it will be my second time representing my MRTT chapter.  I’m runner […]

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Super Kids RUN This Town Fun Run Recap

Last year my friend Katie and BAMR Bands founder/owner came up with the great idea to organize a kids’ fun run for the children of our MRTT chapter members.  She and our chapter co-leader Erin got the ball rolling in July, and with a lot of hard work from a great group of volunteers, today’s […]

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How Our MRTT Runs Have Evolved

To say our local Moms RUN This Town (MRTT) chapter has grown a bit since I joined would be an understatement.  My friend and chapter co-leader Amanda added me to the group on January 11, 2014, and if memory serves me correctly, I was about the 60th member.  Today we have 727 members. Just for […]

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Giving Back To The Running Community

Last year I was out of town for Carter’s Run, but I introduced you to Carter and the event named after him when I interviewed Carter’s mom Lisa, my Moms RUN This Town friend.  This year I didn’t run, but I did something even better; I volunteered with a group of my friends at our […]

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Becoming A Stronger Runner Workshop – Strength Training For Runners

Yesterday afternoon members from my local MRTT chapter took over my basement when I hosted, Becoming A Stronger Runner, a strength training for runners workshop that I held just for them, and today I’m happy to share the workout with my readers. After having my attendees introduce and tell a little bit about themselves, I […]

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Moms RUN This Town, My Local Chapter

On a cold January morning in 2014 while out on a Saturday morning group run with the Cruisers, we saw our fellow Cruiser friend Amanda running with a group of ladies we didn’t know.  We stopped to say hi, and I teased her about two-timing the Cruisers.  Later that day, she asked me if I […]

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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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Reasons I Love Running Before The Sun Rises

I’m a self-declared morning person.  I’m the type that is wide awake the second my feet hit the floor in the mornings; although, I have been known to hit snooze a time or two before those feet actually hit the floor. Back in the spring my MRTT friends and I started meeting at 6:00 AM […]

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Starring In My First Video (September 29 – October 5)

I feel like my first paragraph should read “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah….”  My training runs have been so-so, at best, since Ragnar.  Adequate, but not exciting; and certainly nothing compared to this summer. Training this summer was going phenomenally well until the Thursday after the Leesburg 20K in mid-August, when I got my first […]

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A Group Run, Fat Bastard, And Katy Perry

Pre-run photos are getting harder to take now that it’s staying dark later in the mornings, especially since our MRTT running group starts at zero dark thirty most mornings.  Since we run so many different distances on Saturday mornings, taking a large group picture at the end of our run in out of the question.  […]

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Moms Take Over Erin’s House!

On Sunday, we had our first local chapter MRTT open house appropriately named the Fall Showcase Open House!  Our chapter leaders, Erin and Amanda, put a lot of effort into making it perfect and fun for their 300 members.  No, we didn’t have perfect attendance, but the turnout was really good! Erin had transformed her […]

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Race Rituals That Work For Me

It’s time for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run! Each week Courtney, Cynthia, and Mar either suggest a theme for that week’s Friday Five Linkup, or leave it up to individual bloggers to come up with their own Free Friday […]

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Another Good Week… If You Like To Run (July 14 – 20)

Last week was another good week for running, and since everyone seemed to enjoy last week’s workout recap, I’m going to make it a weekly event! Monday I almost always rest from cardio on Mondays, but try to get a good weight lifting session and core workout completed on my non-cardio day.  After about 30 […]

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Group Runs Are My New Norm

Joining my local MRTT chapter was one of the best things for my running. Of course as with all things, you get out of it, what you put into it.  I happen to be fortunate enough to be part of a very active and fun chapter.  It’s very easy to want to meet these ladies […]

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When A Rule Follower Plays Hooky

I have been looking forward to this weekend for a long time!  Here’s what was on my agenda: Friday: Fit Foodie packet pick-up Fit Foodie Tweet-Up Light Up The Night VIP Cocktail Party Saturday: Fit Foodie 5K Love DC Chefs Experience Julie’s bridal shower Julie’s bachelorette party Sunday: Power Systems Obstacle Course Bootcamp Fit Foodie […]

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Moms RAN Our Nation’s Capital!

Please welcome my Cruiser and Moms RUN This Town friend Amanda as she takes you on a tour of DC during the recent Rock ‘N’ Roll DC Half Marathon.  Amanda is a busy working mom of two who joined the Cruisers over a year ago.  She ran her first marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon, last […]

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Reston 10 Miler Race Recap And Epic Blogger Meet-up

This morning Bill, several Cruisers, and I ran the Reston 10 Miler. It’s a part of the =PR= Race Series that I’ve told you about before, and this particular race benefited the South Lakes High School Track & Field team.  Back when I last ran this race in 1998 and 2001, Potomac River Running Stores […]

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