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I love a good contest! Winning ‘free’ stuff is one of my all time favorite things. Some say this makes me cheap – I say it makes me up for a good non running challenge every now and then. My love of contests started when I actually won one. I didn’t usually enter things because […]

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I ran the Rock the House 8K in Fairfax this past Sunday in an attempt to break my old 8K PR. I was pretty sure based on how I have been running recently that I could do it. I set a layer of goals for myself – that way I’d be happy no matter what. […]

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How cute is this shirt?!? I of course HAD to order one for little Miles! If you want one for your little runner man – they are on sale online at Baby Gap. This morning my mom came over and watched the kids for me so I could run alone. The plan was to do […]

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Before every race I run I look up the past years results. I look who came in first with what time. I look at all the girls in my age group and what place I would come in if I ran close to what my PR already is at that distance. I’m a race geek. […]

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I know this race happened over two months ago BUT I just got my finishers paper in the mail so I was reminded of it. I also happened upon another runner moms blog the other day where she was talking about Cherry Blossom and my competitive spirit was unleashed. Reason number 5230948203948 why I love […]

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After having run 10 marathons I decided it might be time to finally run a 5K. I had no idea how to race it and definitely learned A LOT from the experience. I hadn’t run once that week leading up to it….I was trying to rest my body from running another marathon(5 days prior). It […]

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I recently learned some very helpful information on hydration and the runners body. This had led me to believe that my diagnosis of being in a chronic state of dehydration is right. So last night when I went running again – I took my trusty hand held water bottle with me. I think even though […]

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Tonight I had the brainiac idea to go running. I thought that maybe it might start working for me to run at night after the kids go to bed – this would allow me to run alone – but also mean that my husband wouldn’t have to watch the kids. I was promptly reminded why […]

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…..so I was thinking that maybe when Nietzsche came up with that nice little saying maybe he was pushing two kids on a run. Honestly though I would like to say that I think that any person who runs and pushes a running stroller needs a rather large pat on the back or two or […]

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Senior year of high school and I was supposed to come up with a blurb to go next to my yearbook picture – I chose a quote instead – “Happiness is as a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” […]

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Ever noticed how you don’t truly miss something until you don’t have it anymore? Every day I open my closet door and turn on the light to get ready – this weekend my light blew and I was too lazy to find a light bulb and replace it. Every time I went to my closet […]

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Kids clothing and the sport of running don’t mix…..I’d be rich if I had a dollar for every soccer, basketball, football or baseball piece of apparel I’ve seen for little boys – but try looking for something – anything related to running and you will find just about nothing. Why is this? Why is it […]

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