Vegas 2012 1

 As with any marathon, you know how to prepare better once you have actually completed the race. I’m 4 days out from running Rock N Roll Vegas Marathon for the 2nd time and completing my 26th marathon overall. These are my top 5 tips for making Vegas your best marathon yet! Don’t party too hard […]

Marine Corps Marathon 2011

10 years ago today I woke up in the apartment I was sharing with my mom. We gathered our stuff together and headed to the start line of Marine Corps Marathon. It was a morning filled with excitement and angst. Could I run 26.2 miles? Could a girl who pretended to hyperventilate to avoid running […]

Run For Independence 8K 4

Race Name: Run For Independence 8K Race Location: Leesburg, VA Race Date: 6.29.2013 Race Website: http://www.prraces.com/independence/  Results: http://prracing.racebx.com/files/results/4d9205ce-7a0c-46c1-8929-4f56c0a86522/4fff3df7-af1c-49af-9650-28acc0a8651f/2013%20Run%20for%20Independence%20overall.htm Parking: Plenty of parking in a field a couple of minutes walk from the start and finish Photos: Free photos Start Time: 7:00 am Overall I liked this race. It was local for me and easy to […]

Run Me Home

Race Name: Run Me Home 5K Race Location: Leesburg, VA Race Date: 4.27.13 Race Website: http://www.runmehome.com/ Results: http://prracing.racebx.com/files/results/4d9205ce-7a0c-46c1-8929-4f56c0a86522/5109864b-99b4-4ca8-9140-1841c0a86524/2013%20Run%20Me%20Home%20overall.htm Parking: Plenty of parking located at Catoctin Elementary or Loudoun County Highschool Photos: Free photos from a couple of different local photographers Eric and I decided race morning to sign up for this local 5K. My mother-in-law […]

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Race Name: Mother’s Day 4 Miler Race Location: Reston, VA Race Date: 5.12.13 Potomac River Running Race Website: http://prracing.racebx.com/events/ Results: http://prracing.racebx.com/files/results/4d9205ce-7a0c-46c1-8929-4f56c0a86522/50bd6e7c-6de0-4a16-b533-523ac0a86524/2013%20Devotion%20Overall.htm Parking: Plenty of parking located at Browns Chapel Park, short walk to race start. Stroller recommended if you have small children. Photos: Free photos {this is an awesome perk of all PR Race Series […]

Run Me Home 2013 shoes

Though I feel like my body and I are still at war, slowly but surely I am figuring out what is going on. My iron was a 14 and while my doctor {that I don’t care for and am no longer going to} believes this is perfectly normal because the range of normal is 10 – 291, I believe {through […]

Kara Goucher 2

I literally just got off the phone with Kara Goucher and I’m smiling from ear to ear. Pinch me. Did that really just happen? Kara is in Nashville this weekend for the Rock N Roll Nashville Marathon. She had a few moments to spare before a shake out run with around 400 Nissan employees {who […]

Run With Santa 5K

I wasn’t sure last night when I went to bed whether I would be racing today or attempting to run long. Rock N Roll Vegas Marathon had been a last minute decision, one that I hadn’t made when I decided to sign up for Potomac River Running’s Run With Santa 5K. I love racing. I […]

10 Mile Race

What happens after you have a bad long run? Do you automatically start to doubt your ability on race day or do you move on and chalk it up to training? I’ve done both. 9 years ago when I first started training for marathons a bad long run would get me down for weeks. I […]