Monthly Archives: June 2013

Race Goals for Next Week’s Firecracker 5K

Preston and I will be running our third 5K of 2013 next Thursday – the Firecracker 5K with Team Red White and Blue.  Since race proceeds will benefit the USO, I’ve been completing my outdoor runs with the Charity Miles app in support … Continue reading

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Adjusting For DC’s Heat and Humidity

What great timing – the start of my long distance running has been accompanied by the arrival of DC’s notorious summer heat and humidity.  Without a doubt, summer is my favorite of the four seasons.  I love the warmer weather … Continue reading

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My First Two-A-Day Is Complete

On Wednesday I made it my goal to complete for the first time this week two workouts in a day.  I didn’t wait long either to complete it, as I accomplished my goal the same day that I set it. … Continue reading

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A Weekend Full of Milestones

There’s so much to celebrate from this past weekend!  Given that Preston and I were in Illinois to celebrate my parents’ 30th wedding anniversary, I’m overjoyed that I was able to stay on track with my training despite being out … Continue reading

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In Competition with Myself

I’m still coming off of Monday’s high of having run my first 5K without any walking.  Throughout my run I kept telling myself “I can do this.”  Without a doubt, giving myself a pep talk throughout Monday’s run is what … Continue reading

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I Finally Ran a 5K Without Any Walking!

I finally did it – I ran an entire 5K without stopping to do any walking!  I’ve slowly been progressing from a mile, then a walk break, to 1.5 miles, then a walk break, to 2 miles, etc, and yesterday … Continue reading

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Most Mileage in a Week Thus Far

Yesterday marked the end of my 12th week of training, and there’s no greater way to celebrate this milestone than by finishing the week with my most mileage in a week thus far in my training – 15.25 miles in … Continue reading

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First Long Distance Run…Done!

Up until this point, all of my runs have been 5K or less in terms of mileage.  Although I’ve completed a couple of longer walks, my most recent one being three weeks ago when Preston, Riley, and I walked 6.15 … Continue reading

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Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day!  Today marks the fifth annual National Running Day, a celebration of the nation’s runners and their journeys in running.  While each runner runs for a different purpose and sets out to accomplish different goals, today’s celebration … Continue reading

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Training Aspirations vs. Training Realities

Now that I’m in my third month of training, I’m realizing that I’m not progressing at the rate that I had hoped.  I’m finding that I’m feeling disappointed because I am comparing my own training progress to the achievements of … Continue reading

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