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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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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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I’ll admit that even though I try to be an optimist I’m a bit of a cynic. I sometimes focus too much on the negative instead of the positive. I’m a complainer even though I have nothing to complain about. I can be overly sensitive about nothing and usually am a bit paranoid as well. […]

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Heartbreak Hill – most think it has this name because it’s the hardest hill in the Boston Marathon – which really isn’t the case. According to wikipedia (which I love almost as much as google) – Heartbreak Hill “originated with an event in the 1936 race. On this stretch, defending champion John A. Kelley caught […]

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…that I used to laugh at. My friend Claire and I tell this story to each other over and over again – we also like to tell others but I don’t think they find it as funny as we do. When I first met Claire – she was one of my moms friends – they […]

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This past Monday I ran the Boston Marathon. Even though I can’t say I ran the time I wanted to run and felt that I had trained to run – I can hold my head up proudly and say that I think this was all in God’s plan. After staying with a friend for one […]

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On my way home after the Marine Corps Marathon 2008 I turned to Eric and in all seriousness said to him – I feel like a champion – he smiled and said – I will never let you forget you said that(he had a large smile because I think he thought it was pretty hilarious […]

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…when it comes to shoes color DOES matter….. When I first started really running I’ll admit I fell victim to printed shorts and matching bright sports bras. The shorts looked eerily similar to me wearing cut up mylar balloons. I ran in these ridiculous outfits because I wanted to be a runner and thought this […]

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According to wikipedia a Mantra is defined as “a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that are considered capable of creating transformation” My race mantra is this – I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) It occurred to me this morning that maybe this should be my mantra in […]

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Today is my grandfathers 80th birthday! So in order to help him celebrate Chloe, Miles and I went and got him some yummy cupcakes from Wholefoods to bring over as an after lunch treat. When we arrived at noon he wasn’t there!? He was not yet back from the gym – yes I said gym. […]

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Tomorrow morning I will be running the 2009 Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. I’ll be there with countless friends, my mom, and my husband. I’ll also be there with “Catherine The Great” :0) Catherine Ndereba is one of the most amazing female marathoners of all time. She is a mother and a sister – a wife […]

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Anyone who knows me well knows that I am the last person on earth that any of them thought would ever become a runner. When I was little I much preferred sitting inside reading books than I did going outside and playing. In high school when we had to run laps around the soccer field […]

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Anyone who runs knows that numbers matter. You know how many miles you run a week or how many minutes you ran that day – You know your fastest time in a certain distance – You know the time you are trying to beat – You know the farthest distance you have ever run. For […]

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Like I said before I’m a sucker for quotes – I love them – they inspire me – they make me want to be a better person. I have a card hanging in my closet from one of my very best friends – on the front it says – Be Happy For This Moment – […]

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PR – Personal Record – The term brings me joy. This past weekend I ran the National 1/2 Marathon with 3 friends while another friend of ours ran a full at VA Beach. All of us set out with hopes of running a faster race than we had prior – but none of us knew […]

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I am a sucker for quotes, memorable sayings and any good bits of advice that are one sentence or less. While on a 20 miler a couple of weeks ago with a good friend she told me that before she runs a marathon she calms any pre-race jitters by telling herself – this is what […]

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On this wonderfully warm morning as I set out to make my long run harder and hillier than normal I found myself thinking not of Boston but of Liz………. Liz was a girl whom I never met – she was a co-worker of my best friend – a friend to my friend. Her life was […]

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