Category Archives: Motivation

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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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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Friday Five – October 3rd – Sources of Inspiration

Even though running is very much an individual sport, it takes a community to help one another stay motivated and focused on our training.  For me, I turn to a number of sources for my inspiration. 1.  Social media One … Continue reading

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October 2014 Monthly Goals

I feel like every month just flies by faster and faster!  Between kicking off the start of another new school year, running three races, and battling my first illness of the school year, September just flew by!  As I shared … Continue reading

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Army Ten Miler Training Log – Week 2

After a great first week of training, this past week has been even more incredible!  For many reasons, I’ve felt like I’ve been on cloud nine. My dad was in the DC area for work for, and we were able to … Continue reading

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September 2014 Monthly Goals

Where did August go?  I feel like I just wrote my August goals, and now its time to reflect on them and write my September ones!  Having run two big races last month – the Leesburg 20k two weeks ago … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 15

This past week was full of so many wonderful things, some of them training related, some of them not, but I think the pictures I posted on Instagram this past week pretty well sum up the great week I had! … Continue reading

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August 2014 Monthly Goals

Wow, what a month July was!  Although I only ran one race, the Firecracker 5k, it was a huge month personally.  Between closing on our house, moving into our house, and working on making our house feel like a home, … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 13

The theme of this past week was finding a balance between unpacking the house, keeping up with my training schedule, and working on the annual curriculum project that I’ve worked on every year since I started teaching.  My view during … Continue reading

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Feels So Good To Be Back!

Yesterday evening I went to the gym for the first time in two weeks.  Although I’ve been able to keep up with most of my planned runs in the midst of our move, its been hot and humid, and I … Continue reading

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