I'm a big fan of Kristin Armstrong. She's my kind of chick and if I had a celebrity crush, she would be mine. She has a blog, called Mile Markers, simply put - it's awesome. She wrote a post about #JFR and I really loved it, because it's sort of what I Run This Body is to me. If you haven't read it, you can check it out HERE. For some people my favorite mantra means "I ran this body 16 miles today" {I'm looking at you momma} but for me, it means that NO matter what life throws at me, … [Continue reading...]

TRX Post

It’s no secret that doing the “extras” will help you when it comes to your running. Those extras might seem like a waste of time if you are the type of runner who doesn’t run for performance but simply to stay in shape and enjoy life. I will tell you however that as you age, […]

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After we visited Tiananmen Square we headed to the Forbidden City. Wikipedia: The Forbidden City Julie, our tour guide, was Chinese and seemed to genuinely love sharing her knowledge of the history behind the places we went to. Touring the city would not have been the same without her – looking back on the trip, I […]

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When I first found out that we would be traveling to China, I was a little worried about the logistics when we got there. China isn’t like say France or Spain where I don’t speak the language but could look at words on signs and somewhat guess what they are or at the very least […]

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Kohls 2

For the past month I’ve been rocking a new watch thanks to Kohl’s! If you follow me on instagram you may have noticed that I like having an #armmess on my arms at all times. This mess changes from hour-to-hour and day-to-day but one thing remains the same, I wear things that make me happy […]

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Way back in April I promised to tell you what running shoes I ended up going with when I visited Road Runner Sports to get fit for custom insoles and a new pair of kicks. I’m not exactly sure how it’s June – skratch that – how it’s almost July – but we will just […]

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Stroller Running Triple

This weekend I finally sold my triple running stroller. My kids have been much too heavy for it for over a year {it has been sitting in my garage}, but a part of me didn’t want to let it go. When I was a new mom and older moms or dads would tell me how […]

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I haven’t been writing as often lately here – I have too much to say. Sort of backwards if you think about it, but it’s true. There are so many things I want to write about that I just don’t even know where to begin. There’s that marathon recap I’ve been meaning to write and […]

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Yesterday I went for an easy 5 mile run. Felt great, was happy to be out there. Started slower and finished faster. A good run. Today is the first Monday of Colton’s summer break which meant I could either get up at 5 am and hop on the treadmill or sleep in and run with […]

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I can’t believe it’s May 27th – this year is going faster than any year of my life. Colton’s last week of pre-school is next week. He still has one more year before he enters kindergarten and this momma is holding out hope that by the time he goes they will switch it from half […]

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A couple of weeks ago I went on Colton’s preschool trip with him. We went to Temple Hall Farm, a farm I had unknowingly driven by many a time while going to see my sister in Frederick. It took about 15 minutes to get to the farm, which is nothing in Northern Virginia. How I […]

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I was going to wish you a Happy Memorial Day but then I read this article – – If you have a moment, read it. I paused today to think about the lives lost, lost life means something more to me now after the loss of my father-in-law. I understand the pain better. After my […]

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Inspection Day for the Great Wall Marathon takes place two days before the race. The purpose of this day is for you to learn about details you need to know for race day and to walk the section of the wall you will run in preparation. Immediately following your completion of the portion of the […]

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Eric and I are back from our trip to China. I haven’t been posting race recaps lately but for this one I’m going to write it all up. I really want to be able to remember everything and I can already feel it drifting because there just were so many memories squeezed in to a […]

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Garmin 2

I’m excited to share a giveaway with you that will be happening on my instagram page this weekend! For the past couple of months I’ve been wearing the Garmin vívofit and the Garmin vívofit 2. To say that I am now addicted to this daily data is probably an understatement. I absolutely love tracking my steps each day […]

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