Category Archives: Milestones

2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Recap

Ten days ago I ran the race that I spent all summer training for.  After having attended the expo the morning before the race, and then having spent the afternoon relaxing on the beach, I went to bed very anxious … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 18

What a fabulous week, but more importantly weekend, its been!  Between officially going back to work last Monday and having a very productive teacher back to work week, and then topping off the week with an incredible weekend down in … Continue reading

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Wow, I’ve Reached 1,000 Miles!

I’ve been keeping a close eye on my total mileage for a couple of weeks now as I’ve edged closer to the 1,000 mile mark.  When I set out for my long run on Saturday, I knew that completing all … Continue reading

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A Year Ago I Ran My First 10k!

A year ago on Monday marked my 10k anniversary.  On July 14, 2013 I ran my first 10k, the Biggest Loser 10k, here in DC.  It was the first time that I ran a race of a distance further than … Continue reading

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Persistence and Hard Work Will Pay Off…The Story of My Sub-31 Minute 5k

For several weeks now, I’ve been pushing myself to increase my running speed, particularly during my weekday runs.  With my weekend runs focused on distance, I’ve been trying to push myself as hard as possible to run a sub-31 minute … Continue reading

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Friday Five – June 20th

TGIF!  If your schedule has been anything like mine lately, its been jam packed, crazy, and all around nuts.  Lately, I’ve felt like I’m on the go more than I’ve been able to sit still.  On Wednesday, I left for … Continue reading

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Getting Faster and Faster

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, then you’ve likely noticed over the past couple of weeks that my short distance running pace has slowly been getting faster and faster.  Two weeks ago, I ran my first 5k … Continue reading

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2014 Jaguar 5k Recap

This past Saturday, I ran my first repeat race, the Jaguar 5k.  This race is an annual athletics fundraiser for Falls Church High School, the school I taught at for the first five years of my teaching career.  I went … Continue reading

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Weekly Training Log – Week of April 21st

This past week was jam packed and filled to the brim with lots of activity.  Although I didn’t work out as much as I had hoped to, I certainly can’t think of any other time this past week that I … Continue reading

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Friday Five – April 25th

Happy Friday everybody!  Its been an exciting week, filled with lots of gorgeous Spring sunshine, which always seems to make the week fly by faster but also feel more generally positive.  There’s so many exciting things to share with you from … Continue reading

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