Category Archives: Running

Half Marathon Training

I did it. I bit the bullet and signed up for a half marathon in October. It’s the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon, and I’m running it with a colleague! I needed a race to kick my running booty into … Continue reading

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Holiday Run Streak

December usually marks a running rest period for me. I run hard all year, multiple races, and spend December lifting weights, maybe swimming, focusing more on indoor workouts. That was the plan for this year. Then I wanted to go for … Continue reading

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Bliss and Full of Thanks

I know I should express thankfulness year-round. In the balancing act of daily life, it’s easy to forget to be thankful. I’ve had a lot of reasons to be thankful this past year. I keep saying to those around me … Continue reading

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The Marathon that Wasn’t

I’ve been avoiding writing this post. No one wants to admit defeat. But I will. Earlier this spring, I decided 2013 would be The Year of the Marathon. I’ve been running consistently for a few years, working from 5ks to … Continue reading

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Training for Ragnar Tennessee

Monday is normally a running day for me, but today’s run is special: I’m training for the Ragnar Tennessee Race, a 200-mile relay from Chattanooga to Nashville with 11 other ladies. My share of the course comes to 18 miles. … Continue reading

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Annapolis Ten Miler

Race #25 in the books! Five years ago, when I began my pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, I never thought I’d be able to write a post like this one. A runner? Running races? Multiple races in a season? And loving it? … Continue reading

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ZOOMA Chicago Half Marathon

The ZOOMA Chicago Half Marathon marks half #5 in my racing life. I’ve spent the better part of two years training hard for races like this, running almost every other day. A destination race for me, the inaugural ZOOMA Chicago … Continue reading

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Fall Race Line-up

Each time I think about this fall race line-up, I get more and more excited. Check it out: 1. ZOOMA Chicago Half Marathon – August 10 One of my 3-year goals is to run the Chicago Marathon. This gets me … Continue reading

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Coffee Banana Recovery Smoothie

I’ve created a masterpiece. Behold: my favorite post-workout recovery smoothie to date: the coffee banana recovery smoothie. This popped into my head after a pretty intense workout session: 8 mile tempo run plus teaching an hour of Zumba. I love … Continue reading

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And suddenly the race schedule picks up

After the Annapolis Half last weekend, I posted that I didn’t have a single race lined up until the full marathon in November. All of a sudden, I was presented with a number suggestions — Baltimore 10 miler, run the … Continue reading

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