Deb Runs

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About the Firecracker 5K 2018 was the 9th running of the Firecracker 5K, and my 6th consecutive year running what has become one of my favorite races. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the celebration of our nation’s birthday than with a fun morning of running with my friends. The race website […]

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It felt odd to get up on a Tuesday morning for a race, but it was Independence Day and I had a tradition to uphold – running in the eighth annual =PR= Races Firecracker 5K For The Troops hosted by Potomac River Running and Leidos. It was my fifth consecutive time running in what has become one of my very […]

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I originally hadn’t planned to put the 2017 For The Love Of It 10K on my racing calendar. More often than not, I choose not to sign up for races during January, February, and March. Even though I quite like running in the cold, I don’t like standing around waiting for a race to start while I’m freezing. As […]

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2016 Leesburg 20K Race Recap

I don’t remember much about my first Leesburg 20K back in 2004 other than it was hot, humid, hilly, and left nothing to make me want to run it again. Fast forward to 2014 and then 2015 when I decided to give the race another chance and quickly learned that I really liked the change in the course and […]

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2016 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

After stalking the weather forecast for the last few days leading up to Independence Day, I ran in the seventh annual =PR= Races Firecracker 5K hosted by Potomac River Running and Leidos on the morning of July 4th. It was my fourth time running this fun race which has become one of my favorites. In a bold move for me, I wore […]

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2016 Run Your Heart Out 5K Race Recap

I hadn’t planned on running a winter race this year until I won an entry into the Run Your Heart Out 5K back in January when I posted a picture of me running in the snow to Instagram and tagged @PotomacRiverRunning. My picture won, and on Sunday I found myself toeing the starting line with the air temperature at a […]

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2015 Run With Santa 5K Race Recap

Peer pressure may usually have a negative connotation, but in this case it was a good thing and worked out in my favor. Erin couldn’t stand the thought of missing out on all of the fun, so she signed up for the Run With Santa 5K at the last minute! She even picked up my […]

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2015 Leesburg 20K Race Recap

Sunday’s Leesburg 20K was yet another fun filled morning spent with my MRTT and Cruiser running buddies!  Believe me, I sometimes pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming because I have so many good friends who share my running passion, and each race morning seems like a party to me.  Proceeds from the race benefited […]

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2015 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

For the third year in a row, I started my Independence Day off with a BANG by running in the =PR= Race Series Firecracker 5K put on by Potomac River Running. PRR always does things right, and today’s race was no exception!  Their website says it best when explaining why runners should participate in the […]

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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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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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You Never Know When You’re Running With A Future Friend – 2012 BCC 5K Recap

Today’s Broadlands Community Church 5K (BCC 5K) recap is as much about friendship as it is about a race, and it all started with a shirt. But first, let’s talk about the race….. One of my clients ran in a local low-keyed community race in 2011, and was so excited to get a really nice […]

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For The Love Of It 10K Race Recap

100 races – that’s got a nice ring to it!  The Valentine’s Day =PR= Race Series For The Love Of It 10K was my 100th race.  Before you get too impressed, I ran my first race in 1980, and just happened to have all of my race info squirreled away on lists, in a scrapbook, […]

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2014 Run With Santa 5K Race Recap

Last year I ran my first Run With Santa 5K in softly falling snow, and couldn’t have been happier!  Just before the race started, snow started falling and it snowed throughout the entire race.  It was glorious, and I dreamed of a repeat this year.  The day before this year’s race brought pouring rain to […]

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2014 Leesburg 20K Race Recap

I hope you like lots of pictures, because today’s 2014 Leesburg 20K recap is chock-full of them!  Proceeds from today’s race benefited the YMCA of Loudoun County’s youth programs, and it’s always nice to run a race that benefits something I find important.  I ran this race back in 2004, and I can’t believe that […]

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2014 Loudoun Half Marathon Race Recap, And A New PR

Today was the Inaugural Loudoun Half Marathon and as expected the Ashburn Area Running Club did a fabulous job in putting this first-time race together.  I first heard about this new race at the Reston Ten Miler and decided that I wanted to add it to my race calendar, mainly because the race proceeds were […]

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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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Run Your Heart Out 5K Race Recap

This morning Bill, our friend Beth, and I ran in the Run Your Heart Out 5K in Reston.  Race proceeds went to the American Heart Association to support life-saving efforts in research and education.  From their website… This year we are proud to announce our partnership with the American Heart Association. With the help from Leidos, […]

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2013 Run With Santa 5K Race Recap

  Earlier this week I started stalking the Run With Santa 5K website when I saw the messy weather coming across the country with an ETA in the DC area on Sunday morning about the time the race was to start.  This is what I found…   And then last night Weather Bug had this […]

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2013 Firecracker 5K Race Recap

Happy Fourth of July!  We started our morning off with a BANG by running in the =PR= Potomac River Running Firecracker 5K.  They do things right, and today’s race didn’t disappoint!  The following quote is from the race web site: This is a wonderful opportunity to give thanks and show your support to our local […]

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