Author Archives: Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

November 2014 Monthly Goals

Happy Halloween everybody!  Preston and I are excited to experience another first as new homeowners tonight – passing out candy to trick or treaters.  We’re not sure how Riley is going to react to the constant opening and closing of … Continue reading

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Blogging Tips for New Bloggers

When I started blogging I had no idea that my blog would evolve into what it has today.  What started as a place to share my running journey with friends and family has evolved into so much more.  I had … Continue reading

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2014 Marine Corps Marathon Volunteer Recap

Sunday morning I got to experience the Marine Corps Marathon from a different perspective, as a volunteer instead of as a runner.  Because Preston and I had wanted to be a part of this incredible race, we debated for awhile … Continue reading

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Half Marathon #4 Will Be…

Although I was looking forward to the training break after Army Ten Miler, I’ll share a secret with you: I’ve had a bit of race envy.  As I’ve heard about everybody’s fabulous fall races via Social Media, I’ve been itching … Continue reading

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Weekly Training Log – Week of October 20th

What a crazy, but good crazy, week its been!  But if life isn’t busy, then its boring, right? With there being only one week left in the quarter at school, the end of quarter craziness was in full swing.  In … Continue reading

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Friday Five – October 24th – Five Reasons to Run a Half Marathon

Did you see the Wall Street Journal’s article this week about half marathons setting record breaking numbers in terms of the number of people running them, especially women?  Not surprisingly, the article highlights popular race series, including runDisney and Rock ‘n’ … Continue reading

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Hemp Hearts Giveaway Winner

Many thanks to all who entered my Hemp Hearts Giveaway for your chance to win a bag of Hemp Hearts. Congrats to Meredith for winning the giveaway!  Please e-mail me ( so that I can gather the info I need … Continue reading

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2014 Army Ten Miler Review

Yesterday I shared my recap of the 2014 Army Ten Miler, but what I didn’t get to discuss yesterday were the pros and cons of this iconic race.  My recap started getting lengthy.  I also wanted to be sure that … Continue reading

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2014 Army Ten Miler Recap

Last Sunday I ran my last major race of 2014: the Army Ten Miler.  This was my second ten miler (my first being the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run back in April), and after a great summer of training for … Continue reading

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Weekly Training Log – Week of October 13th

Its been quite awhile since I haven’t been “in training” for a race.  Since the end of April to be exact.  My body and mind were definitely ready for the break, and I allowed myself the rest that I needed … Continue reading

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