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Orchid 8

Chloe had her 3rd grade field trip yesterday at the Natural History Museum in DC. I didn’t plan the morning out very well and only had time for 3 treadmill miles before rushing around like a mad person to get everyone ready including myself. My mother in law came over to watch Colton and then […]

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RRS 3

Earlier this week Chloe and I headed to Road Runner Sports to try on some new running shoes and get professionally fit. The last time I remember having someone look at the way I run was long before I had kids! I worked at specialty running store, during college and for a little while after I […]

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SONY DSC

Today is a big day for those of you who entered the lottery for the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon!! So what do you do if you didn’t get in to Marine Corps Marathon? If you have been a runner for a long time you are likely aware that some races offer the option to transfer […]

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Athleta 2

In highschool I took a public speaking class, the memories from that class are seared into my brain for forever. Looking back I think it was one of the classes I hated the most because it took me out of my comfort zone. I can still remember the teacher telling me on days I had […]

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IRTB Silver

I wrote out a whole blog post rambling about how wonderful and crazy life is. Filled with so many twists and turns – highs and lows. It was fun to write and even more fun to delete. My journal has been my best friend lately and all the nonsense I wrote was probably more for my […]

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3-16-14

A couple of weeks ago a friend asked me to join her at a R.I.P.P.E.D. class {R.I.P.P.E.D. – stands for Resistance, Interval, Power, Plyometrics, Endurance and Diet}. I had NO idea what I was in for. It was H.A.R.D. My friend assured me that it gets easier the more you go because the routines are […]

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March Songs

Spring finally seems like it is on the way to my neck of the woods. I feel a little jump in my step now that I’m taking my runs outside and not stuck inside on the treadmill. Seems like the perfect time to update my playlist before Cherry Blossom 10 miler in four weeks! “This […]

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Dorothy Beal 5

We had a nice little snow day yesterday filled with legos, book reading, and lots of kindle games. In the afternoon I packed orders and headed to the post office with a sick Miles while Eric took the other two to the dentist. Eric texted me while there – that I should hear what Colton was […]

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Dorothy Beal 3

Today is day four of my early to bed and early to rise routine. I’ve set my alarm for five and haven’t been hitting snooze. One thing I learned the first time I transitioned to early morning wake ups was that hitting snooze was the death of me. I never went fully back to sleep […]

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2-24-15 1

I’ve been lacking motivation lately when it comes to marathon training. This happens every single winter and every single winter I forget all about the fact that I really don’t like running in the cold. I’m a super sweaty person, as in even when I’m cold I’m sweating. I’ve been to doctors about said sweating […]

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I’m at the point in training where I’m questioning why I signed up to run a spring marathon. I’m tired of being cold. Despite my house being a lovely 71 degrees, I walk around wearing a hat and finger-less gloves. The thought of running 18 miles outside this weekend is enough to make me want […]

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DB blog comments

As a runner, who doesn’t always listen to music, and who mostly trains alone for marathons, I have a lot of time to think. I think about anything and everything. Some days the thoughts can be maddening other days they feel invigorating, as if the run is giving me a gift. A gift I would […]

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music

All I find myself doing these days is dreaming of warmer weather. Music is about the only thing getting me through long runs – that and thinking about laying out on the beach sometime in the near future. If you need some new music to help you make it through your runs – check out this […]

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Valentines Day Gifts

Looking for something special to give the runner in your life? Here are some of my ideas! For my 26th marathon my husband gave me the Lagos Heart of Las Vegas Necklace to remind me of the Rock N Roll Vegas Marathon. It holds a special place in my heart {pun intended} because it reminds […]

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balance

My part of the #PathToFit campaign with Garmin and Whole Foods is coming to an end this week. Each week they have given us topics to talk about and we get to “run” with them and make them ours. It’s been nice having someone give me a topic to think about rather than getting lost […]

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