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6-21-1

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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6-7-15

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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5-27

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 – http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2015/05/22/im-a-veteran-and-i-hate-happy-memorial-day-heres-why/ – 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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China - Wall

In one week we leave for China! I can’t believe it. Literally can’t believe it. When I entered the contest to win a trip for two to run this race, I figured why not? Someone has to win, so why not take a chance? That is exactly how I ended up on the cover of […]

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Eric and Dorothy Wedding

I’ve been a little MIA from this blog, from time to time I take breaks as needed, other times I am so wrapped up in life that I don’t think twice about writing here. Other times I want to write but don’t even know where to begin. I am telling you I don’t know where […]

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The last print issue of Fitness Magazine is on stands now and it’s all about running, so if that’s your thing {I’m assuming it is – if you are reading here} then RUN to your local store and grab one! I was pleasantly surprised {read – freaking out} to see that Mile Posts was listed […]

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Before I moved to Leesburg and made my way to the end of the W & OD Trail I was always curious what the end would look like. Here are pictures I took on a run last week!   The W & OD Trail is 45 miles long, so as you can imagine different parts […]

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Great Wall Rachel 2

Here is what my week looked like last week in terms of running! Monday: 8 miles – 8:05 avg – 265 feet elevation gain {am – 1 treadmill mile – 15 minutes of strength} 8:22/8:35/8:20/8:09/8:00/7:49/7:51/7:34 Tuesday: 8 miles – 8:15 avg – 269 feet elevation gain 8:28/8:40/8:28/8:09/8:13/8:56/8:07/7:53 Wednesday: 20 minutes of strength Thursday: 6 miles […]

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A couple of weeks ago I headed to Road Runner Sports to get fitted for a new pair of running shoes and custom insoles. I’m a neutral runner and have fairly high arches. At one point I didn’t run at all without some sort of insert in my shoes, whether they were an over the […]

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April Top 10

“Spring is in full swing, the weather is warming, and April’s top 10 songs will bring the heat to your workout as well. This month’s picks provide a steady rhythm with most of the mix clocking in between 122 and 130 beats per minute (BPM). Within that range, you’ll find chart returns from both Carly […]

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