Run Me Home

Race Name: Run Me Home 5K Race Location: Leesburg, VA Race Date: 4.27.13 Race Website: http://www.runmehome.com/ Results: http://prracing.racebx.com/files/results/4d9205ce-7a0c-46c1-8929-4f56c0a86522/5109864b-99b4-4ca8-9140-1841c0a86524/2013%20Run%20Me%20Home%20overall.htm Parking: Plenty of parking located at Catoctin Elementary or Loudoun County Highschool Photos: Free photos from a couple of different local photographers Eric and I decided race morning to sign up for this local 5K. My mother-in-law […]

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Race Name: Mother’s Day 4 Miler Race Location: Reston, VA Race Date: 5.12.13 Potomac River Running Race Website: http://prracing.racebx.com/events/ Results: http://prracing.racebx.com/files/results/4d9205ce-7a0c-46c1-8929-4f56c0a86522/50bd6e7c-6de0-4a16-b533-523ac0a86524/2013%20Devotion%20Overall.htm Parking: Plenty of parking located at Browns Chapel Park, short walk to race start. Stroller recommended if you have small children. Photos: Free photos {this is an awesome perk of all PR Race Series […]

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Though I feel like my body and I are still at war, slowly but surely I am figuring out what is going on. My iron was a 14 and while my doctor {that I don’t care for and am no longer going to} believes this is perfectly normal because the range of normal is 10 – 291, I believe {through […]

Run With Santa 5K

I wasn’t sure last night when I went to bed whether I would be racing today or attempting to run long. Rock N Roll Vegas Marathon had been a last minute decision, one that I hadn’t made when I decided to sign up for Potomac River Running’s Run With Santa 5K. I love racing. I […]

Army Ten Miler 4

I wanted this post to be different than it’s going to, but as my dear virtual friend Tess says every run has a lesson to teach us and I learned/remembered quite a few from this 10 miler. This race was a last minute addition to my fall calendar – after racing well under my 1:10 goal […]

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Ever since running the Firecracker 5K on the 4th of July I’ve had the racing itch. Having not raced since Boston I felt like I had gotten out of the rhythm of racing. I at times asked myself if I even cared about racing as much as I had in the past. Was it time […]

Road Noise Vest

I don’t use earbuds when running with my children, I think it is a dangerous distraction and my scary incident a couple of weeks ago just reinforced my decision that headphones and stroller running does not mix for me. That doesn’t mean I haven’t secretly wished for years that there was another option besides headphones […]

Race: Riley’s Rumble 1/2 Marathon Date: August 7th, 2011 Location: Boyds, MD Online Registration: I registered race week no problem. Entire online process took less than 5 minutes. Ease of parking: We arrived to the race site at 6:15, 45 minute prior to the start and were able to park right next to packet pick […]

On Saturday May 21, myself and 177 other runners ran the DC Capital Striders 8K on the C&O Canal. The weather was ridiculously hot and humid, but a good time was had by all! Wearing Bib #1, for the first time ever, I ended up taking first female and finishing 11th overall [11 is my favorite […]

There are few things when it comes to running that I think are mentally or physically harder than being a pregnant runner, being a nursing runner is one of them. Recently I got asked by another mommy runner, who will also be running Boston this Monday, how I handle running and nursing, and specifically what I […]

I use to run the day before a race. I sort of felt the need to *shake* out my legs. It might have helped me mentally but I realize now it probably wasn’t the best idea if I wanted to perform at my peak. I now understand the importance of having full glycogen stores on […]

Toonks asked how I feel about racing back to back races. I’ve been thinking for days what to say on this because really it is a very slippery slope. Here’s how I feel….. Racing back to back is NOT a good idea for most. In fact it’s almost impossible to race back to back and […]

…..as summed up by Tim McGraw There’s always a price you pay no matter what you do If you’re gonna climb that mountain to the top It always comes down to How bad do you want it? How bad do you need it? Are you eating, sleeping, dreaming with that one thing on your mind? […]