Womens Running Blogger

I’m really excited to share that I will be blogging over on the Women’s Running Magazine website! Myself and four other female bloggers will be bringing you new posts weekly. The other four bloggers are: NYC Running Mama – http://eatprayrundc.com/ Hungry Runner Girl – http://www.hungryrunnergirl.com/ T-Rex Runner – http://trexrunner.com/ Eat Pray Run DC – http://eatprayrundc.com/ The […]

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I’m excited to announce that I am part of an expanded partnership between Mazda USA and Rock N Roll Marathon! I will be the Tastemaker at four Rock N Roll races this year and will be at the expo where you can share your stories of how running has been a game changer in your […]

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How is it already the 9th of July? It feels like 2014 just started and now it’s more than half over!! If you are looking for some new songs to add to your fall/winter marathon training playlist here are the top 10 from RunHundred for July! This month’s top 10 list plays host to an […]

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A couple of months ago I found out I had won an award for my twitter feed in the Best of RunWashington awards. The editor emailed me for pictures and when I sent back nothing usable he asked if he could schedule a photo shoot for me. The photographer arrived to my house on a sunny […]

Colton and Mommy Running

Colton and I have been playing a lot of music lately on our runs together. He dances while I try not to die from the humidity combined with pushing the stroller. It’s always ALL smiles when we are finished. If you are looking for more music to add to your summer play list check out […]

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  The Capital Challenge Race came and went faster than a blink of an eye. Hard to believe I’ve been volunteering at this race since before Chloe was born. I find the older I get the faster time moves. One of the things I’ve been working on lately is to be present in the moment. […]

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Some days you need to mix up the route you run for the run to still seem fun. Wasn’t in the mood for 10 miles at my usual spot on the W & OD and since I was solo with no stroller to push {focusing on a positive – even though I do love my little running […]

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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 […]

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It’s been awhile since I have had to log any serious mileage while pushing the running stroller. I knew before starting my run this morning that it was going to be hard no matter the pace. Colton hasn’t been in to running or going to the gym with me lately and for one reason or […]

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It has rained, actually poured for two days straight in the DC area. Roads near me were closed because of high water and I’ve gotten multiple flood warning alerts on my phone. I’m a fan of rain, BIG fan. Here’s a couple of reasons why….. 1. Rain is cleansing to me. I like to think […]

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My sincere apologies for taking so long to pick a cadet and for the delay in getting this post up. I wanted to read through every single comment and really think about who I was picking for this adventure. There were so many amazing stories and I have a list a page long of women […]

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Myself, Michelle and Jess will be taking over Fitness Magazine’s instagram account on Monday April 21! Jess and I will be running the race and taking pictures at Athlete’s Village, along the course, and at the finish – while Michelle will be spectating and sending you what she is seeing from the sidelines. The three of […]

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Reading through the entries for the Saucony 26Strong marathon team has been amazing. Literally, I wish I could pick all of you, or have a blog post monthly where you all shared these types of stories – it’s so motivating and inspiring to me. I don’t love the word INSPIRE as silly as that sounds. […]

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After what felt like a couple of month hiatus from sharing my randomness on this blog {really it was about two weeks – so short no one even noticed I was gone – ha} – I officially feel back and ready to share! At the beginning of April my mom {@misslesleyruns on twitter and instagram} was interviewed […]

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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 – […]

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Making room for new spring colors! All tri-blend shirts, men’s, sweatshirts, and blue/yellow 50/50 blend shirts are on sale! Quantities are limited. All sales final and no adjustments on previous purchases. www.dreambigrunlong.com

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This month’s playlist is dominated by club tracks. Fitz & The Tantrums appeared in last month’s Top 10 and have returned this month with the only rock song to make the cut. Apart from that, everything else is straight from the dancefloor: a fierce new single from Kylie Minogue, a riff on Instagram culture from The Chainsmokers, and a collaboration […]

5K Feb 2014

It’s taking me a little bit to adjust to my new normal. I’ve made some mistakes and I’ve slipped up a couple of times but for the most part I’m on track. One slip up led to a raging headache with in 10 minutes and I vowed to REALLY take to heart that I can’t eat […]

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The littles are home again, this time from an ice storm rather than a snow storm. I love how beautiful ice makes everything look, but it is really destructive. I swear I have spent a good portion of the winter outside trying to get snow and ice off the bending bushes in our backyard. I […]

Yoga Runners

I recently did the 7 minutes with Sima Hip Openers you tube video and highly recommend it. Sima suggested I try this video out pre or post run. I’ve done it post run and felt a difference the next day! I’m NOT a yogi but I am on my way to feeling more confident when […]

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Saturday’s 13 miler was the type of run that makes you remember each and every reason why you fell in love with running in the first place. It was not easy and it certainly was not fast but it was beautiful and it was OUTSIDE. After spending what feels like weeks upon weeks on the treadmill […]

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Day 5 Food: Roasted Beets Basmati Brown Rice Rice Cakes Peach Jelly Corn Chips {not on the allergy diet at all but I wanted them and I don’t feel bad about it since I’m not allergic to corn} Salad Mix Juiced Carrots Juiced Beets Chicken Shortly after I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead I […]

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Day 4 food was pretty much the exact same as the previous 3 days. Roasted Sweet Potatoes Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad Mix Roasted Beets Basmati Brown Rice Beef I didn’t workout or run on Sunday. I hung around most of the day, napped and recovered from staying out too late the night before. I still felt […]

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I made it through day one of the allergy elimination diet my allergist put me on. This is a victory in my book. It’s a struggle for me not to eat certain foods I am drawn too and certainly a struggle to not have caffeine of any kind. Yesterdays food consisted of: Dried Peaches Fresh […]

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I want to write out a long post right now, not so much for anyone other than myself – but I need coffee – so a long post and all the details is not happening BUT I need to vent. I have emotions I want to process and this is one of the best ways […]

Last Chance Arm Warmers

Saucony has a great sale section on their website called LAST CHANCE. My favorite lightweight pink arm warmers are in this section as well as some of my favorite running shoes - Kinvara, Kinvara Trail, Ride and Type A5. Check it out if you are in need of some new gear or shoes and don’t want to […]

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This past weekend I FINALLY took my USATF Level 1 Certification test. I passed  with a 92% {80% is needed to pass the course} and I’m proud to say I am now a RRCA Certified Coach as well as USATF Level 1 Certified Coach! Below are my thoughts if you are thinking of taking the […]

Legs - Running

Five years ago I didn’t know there was such a thing as running blogs. I also didn’t know that people other than your friends and family would stumble upon your blog and start reading it. Call me naïve to the world wide web. In 2012 I started using instagram and loved finding new runners to […]

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Today is the last day to place an order and have it arrive in time for Christmas. The USPS website says that the last day to ship a priority mail package and have it arrive is this Saturday 12/21/13. I have however noticed that some of the packages that have already gone out are taking […]

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Every December my motivation to train starts to dwindle….. The temperatures outside dip and the treadmill does not seem like a necessary evil just yet. After reading EMZ’s treadmill tips post {http://www.mile-posts.com/2013/12/10-tips-for-beating-treadmill-boredom-runemz.html} - I decided that I had to mix up my treadmill runs to make them bearable and to find my treadmill mojo again. I wanted to […]