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Join Me For Team Trevor’s Virtual 5K

My friends Beth, Erin, Vicki, Lupe, and several other MRTT friends have organized a virtual race for a local little boy battling cancer.  Today I am turning my blog over to Beth and Trevor’s mom Sara so they can tell you a little bit about this sweet little boy, and what you can do to […]

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Two Free Race Entry Giveaways To Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K!

I’m very excited to let you know that my friend Lesley is the race director for the upcoming Ghost, Goblins & Ghouls Spooktacular 5K which will be held on October 31 at 4 PM at One Loudoun; and she has graciously offered to give a free registration each to two of my lucky readers!   […]

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Race Day Interactions With Strangers

A while back when commenting on my post, Five Favorite Race Memories, Sherry at Run To The Mountains said, “Awesome! Running provides so many great memories it is hard to narrow it down to just five!  Some of my favourite memories are relatively minor interactions with other runners – words of encouragement, laughing about our […]

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I Should Know Better…

I woke up this morning feeling like ten miles of bad road – and it was self inflicted… I ran in the George Washington Parkway Classic Ten-Miler yesterday, and most of it is on the concrete surfaced George Washington Parkway which runs along the Potomac River from Mount Vernon into Old Town Alexandria.  It’s a […]

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Why Racing Is Like Childbirth

When I trained for my first marathon, I did all of my speed workout with a group of guys.  I was the only girl, and determined to hold my own against them.  Every Wednesday without fail, we met at a local high school track and I ran pretty much in the middle of the pack […]

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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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Mourning The Loss Of The Marathon

I ran my last marathon on November 12, 2011.  At the time, I didn’t realize that my marathon career was pretty much over… I know that I could run another marathon, but seriously, how many do I need to run?  I have 40 under my belt and shouldn’t I just be happy with that?  I […]

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2014 Firecracker 5K Recap

On Thursday I picked up my race packet for the Firecracker 5K in Reston Town Center.  Packet pick-up was at Potomac River Running and I got in and out in a breeze!   Since last year’s shirt was a little tight, I ordered a medium this year and it fits perfectly.  The color is a […]

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Fit Foodie 5K Race Recap

I woke up Saturday morning hearing the pitter-patter of rain on the skylights in our bedroom.  I got dressed, drank plenty of water, ate a banana with some peanut butter on it, and packed my car with my racing essentials.  My friend Erin met me at our house and we took off in the rain […]

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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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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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