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Ever have one of those days that you just feel sluggish, slow, out of shape, etc.?? Yesterday was one of those days for me and I’m not sure why….. I had a great long run on Saturday where I just ran for time. I needed to at least get in 20 miles and ended up […]

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Last week my friend invited me to go with her to a strength clinic for runners. I figured what the heck even though I wasn’t expecting to learn too much. I was wrong! We first helped each other asses our muscle weakness’s – most of which were dead on for me. I was aware that […]

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Last night I headed to the track again in the heat to do some 800′s. For those of you who don’t know what a Yasoo 800 is – it’s basically running an 800 in the time that you would like to/think you can finish a marathon in. So if you want to run a 3:45 […]

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Usually I’m pretty private about what races I plan on running. I don’t like talking about a race before I’ve run it for fear of jinxing myself or something. It’s no secret though that I love Marine Corps Marathon and so I planned on running it for the 5th time this year. HOWEVER I signed […]

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Heat index of 105 degrees – YIKES Probably not the best weather for attempting a Yasso track workout but I did it anyways. mile repeats – 6:39, 6:38, 6:42 – haven’t run mile repeats in I don’t know how long – so this felt like a hard workout even though the actual fast part was […]

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Weather this morning: Overcast, Low 70′s, Lightly Raining Me: Chloe isn’t it a nice morning for running?Chloe(in the running stroller): Yes Mommy not too sunnyMe: Yes not too sunnyChloe: Not too rainyMe: (Smiling) Yes not too rainyChloe: Just Right Anyone who knows me well knows that I love trees. Actually even if you don’t know […]

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Last night I ran the Friends of the W&OD 10K race put on by race director Jay Jacob Wind. With temps in the high 80′s and a sunny 6:30 pm start I didn’t have high expectations for myself. I was shocked to notice a decent amount of good runners at the start of the race […]

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I’m thinking the hot weather + the lovely humidity *insert sarcasm* is what is causing my tiredness. I’ve sort of taken it easy this week because I plan on running a 10K tonight. It should be pretty hilarious considering how hot it is out and the fact that the start time is 6:30pm. I broke […]

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I’m more tired today after a fast 14 with Meredith than I was after running my last marathon. Yes I was more sore after running a full 26.2 – but I’m walking around today like a zombie – I might as well have just run a marathon. I’m useless! I think I’d be really sad […]

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The other night after a ‘family run’ my husband challenged me to a race (A family run being defined as me running pushing the babies and my husband running beside us listening to his ipod – I’m still not sure if the music is for extra motivation or to drown out my talking??). A dash […]

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Stranger Than Fiction – About 10 minutes into this movie my husband fell asleep – he woke up an hour later and asked if it was good – I said without thinking – “it’s strange” Midway through a run the other day I realized that blogging has made running feel like MY life is being […]

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Youth is wasted on the young. I’ve heard this before many times but when my grandmother said it to me this morning it really stuck. I have been DEAD tired lately. I don’t know if it’s my body catching up from a year of sleepless nights or if it’s running in the heat in the […]

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It’s that time of year again. Tour Time. I’ll admit that I was a bit of a fair weather friend. Once Lance retired it didn’t have quite the same excitement as it did before. But he’s back. And so am I. The Tour reminds me of good times. My skinny summer with Claire where all […]

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Lately I really have been seeing a difference in my running based on what I eat. On days that I eat really healthy making sure I get enough protein, good fats and carbs – I feel good the next day on a run. The days I splurge and eat whatever I want(whatever = crap) I […]

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The word makes me cringe. I run – I don’t jog – I never have. I used to run 11 min miles – I ran then walked – ran then walked – never jogged. I think whatever pace you run you are still running unless of course you are speed walking or power walking but […]

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There would be paths in every town longer than a mile or two. There would be more water fountains. I would plants more trees. I would outlaw concrete sidewalks and make them something a little more knee friendly. I would mandate bike lanes in all new development. I would give tickets to people who honk […]

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I’m Starting With The Man In The MirrorI’m Asking Him To Change His WaysAnd No Message Could Have Been Any ClearerIf You Wanna Make The World A Better Place Take A Look At Yourself And Then Make A Change

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Do you love to run? To race? Running at night? If so consider running the Friends of the W&OD 10K on August 1st. Start time is 6:30 PM and the race is run on one of my favorite parts of the W&OD Trail. I’ll be there promoting Saucony with the local tech rep/ranked runner Julia […]

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but who you are with that really matters. Today’s run taught me that it really doesn’t matter where you run as long as you have good company on that run! 10 Miles was over before it even began. I could REALLY get used to not running all my long runs alone anymore I was soooooooo […]

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I’ve been a little MIA lately from life and writing. I had a good reason though – we were moving! I am happy to say that we have been in our new house for over a week now and for a million and one reasons we are all so happy. The first morning I woke […]

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My grandmother has for years been telling me that if you eat garbage your body will give you garbage. As a young child I laughed at this notion. How could something as tasty as ice cream cause some garbage later on? I didn’t get it. This morning my body taught me that maybe my grandmother […]

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Some stats I found interesting on marathons and running According to Running USA an estimated 412,000 people ran a marathon in the US in 2007. The median time for males was 4:20:04 and for females it was 4:49:48! In 1980 the median time for male marathon finishers was 3:32:17 and for females it was 4:03:39. […]

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Recently I’ve found that when I’m running more I have a lot to say and when I’m not running so much – I don’t have much to say. Maybe it’s because when I run without music I have an endless amount of time to think and analyze anything I want or maybe it’s just that […]

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My friend Michelle sent me this article the other day. I thought it was too good not to share! Reason #230498029384 why I love running – it has the power to change lives! Click Here to read the article.

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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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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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