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If you asked me to describe this past weekend’s race experience in Cleveland in one word, it would have to be: INSANE! But, before I get to race day… Just like years past, I drove home last Friday, picked up my mom and headed to Cleveland where we checked into the Brownstone Inn. This year my mother and I attended the […]

This past Saturday, I ran my 10th (my 10th!!!) full marathon in Myrtle Beach. Six years ago I actually trained for this same marathon but it ended up getting cancelled the night before due to a freak snowstorm. I think a whopping 1″ fell in Myrtle Beach and Chris and I had just left Snowmageddon that plagued DC. This year, […]

All I can say is: “Philadelphia, my husband loves you for your football but I love you for your marathon!” Last Sunday I completed my 9th marathon in Philadelphia! Saturday Leading up to race day, everything went amazingly well. Almost too well. I showed up at Tim’s house on time despite being rear-ended by a taxi cab that drove away […]

This post is two weeks in the making because I had no idea where to begin. Just like last year’s Ragnar DC, so many amazing things can be taken away from our overnight running adventure! Ironically I think I just became fully recovered from this year’s race. Any Ragnar Relay is a mental and physical test. I experienced that test for […]

I am absolutely loving that all of a sudden it feels like fall! Fall is my favorite season and it is the best time to run! Last week was my sixth week of training for the Philadelphia Marathon and while I had to change-up my schedule: I managed to get all of my runs in. Monday: Labor Day/REST Tuesday: Taught […]

This past weekend: I trusted my training (but not too much!) I ran “my race” (no pace groups!) I had fun (I cheered on other runners and gave high-fives!) I left the Camelback at home! And I loved every minute of my 1:51:45 ZOOMA Annapolis Half Marathon!  I ended up picking up my race packet Thursday evening at Lululemon in […]

If you missed it, here is Part 1 of my CLE Recap! This is the first race recap that has taken me a week to write. I honestly didn’t know where or how to start. Normally I am excited to fill you in on all of the details of race day but because last weekend’s Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon was […]

Before I get into all the details of race day, I wanted to share with you some of things my mom and I did on Saturday while in Cleveland. We checked out a few different sites from last year and had a great weekend! After checking in again at the Brownstone Inn on Friday, we headed to Cleveland Chop for dinner. I […]

I honestly have no idea where to begin! This is my first time actually recapping the Marine Corps Marathon. The last two times I ran it (2010 and 2012) I wasn’t working on the blog yet. Buckle your seat belts: this is going to be a long one! The day started out perfect! The weather (65-degrees at the start). The energy […]

Yesterday Chris and I ran the 30th Army Ten Miler. It was my 7th and Chris’ 8th. We look forward to this race each year because the course is relatively flat running through DC and the weather is beautiful. Here is my recap from 2013. Since this wasn’t our first rodeo we took advantage of using the bathrooms at Starbucks […]