Dorothy Beal 4

Today’s run was a 2 mile warm up, 12 x 1:00 on, 1:00 off, then a 1 mile cool down. Any speed work is hard in my eyes, but fartleks are the easiest of them all in my opinion because there really isn’t a pace I aim to hit – I just run them based […]

Sunrise 8-5

What a difference two weeks can make! When I wrote my last post, I was feeling low. After two doctor’s appointments and a new medication that I’ve been taking for 6 days I’m feeling hopeful. The biggest frustration with not feeling good is that I feel like I’ve been in and out of doctor’s offices […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

16 Miler 11-3

I highly recommend skipping a long run or changing up your schedule if you are sick. There are however going to be situations where you still need to get it in and will have to make the best of a not fun situation. The weekend before last I skipped Marine Corps Marathon – I had […]


When my children are bad we typically take something away from them that means something to them. Today has been one of those days where Colton is a crank and then is super loving – up – down – up – down. The only positive to the pissy mood he is in, is that he keeps saying […]

Old Waterford 1

It’s a minor pet peeve of mine when bloggers apologize for not writing. The world does not skip a beat if I don’t write a post – life goes on. I believe that no words are often better than too many words. I do however find myself in the situation where I own you an apology. I want […]

5 - 17 - 1

This is the time of year that my heart starts to flutter when I think about running. After making it through another winter and having a serious love/hate relationship with running – now is when our relationship turns to pure love and happiness on {almost} every run. Monday – 8 miles pushing Colton. On Mondays I […]

April 1 - 2

April is my favorite month of the year. Its not too hot – not too cold – just riiiiiiight. The thought of April approaching in March makes my heart leap. April 1st is a very special day for me. It’s the birthday of my great grandmother who died of TB when my grandmother was very young, I […]

Another Mother Runner 2

I’m a big fan of the ladies at Another Mother Runner so I may have been a tiny bit giddy when they included me in their podcast round up post today! Thank you Sarah and Dimity!!!   Link to their blog post: {my little blurb is around 45 minutes in to the podcast} Link to […]

March 1

In a world that doesn’t often make sense I’d like the weather to – I know – I know – there are bigger issues. It’s been REALLY nice all week and now we are supposed to see a 30 degree temperature drop in one day. I can’t handle this – please get it together mother nature – […]


Last night I headed to Georgetown to meet up with my mom and attend the awards ceremony for Marine Corps Marathon! A little mother-daughter time was just what the doctor ordered – that and two glasses of wine. My mom ran a HUGE personal PR at Marine Corps Marathon which was good enough for 6th […]

Marine Corps 2013 1

I ran a marathon on Sunday. I was smart and to quote Frederik Van Lierde “it worked out” Sometimes you are in shape to run a 3:05 marathon and you run a 3:17 other times you are in shape for a 3:20 marathon and run a 3:13. The marathon isn’t just about fitness – it’s a […]