Category Archives: Why Run

Friday Five – Five Things I Love About Running

This week’s Friday Five theme with the DC Trifecta is in honor of National Running Day.  On Wednesday, I wrote about the reasons why I run, and today I thought it would be fun to share what I love about … Continue reading

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Why Do You Run?

Happy National Running Day everybody!  Today is the day to celebrate why you run, and the fact that you’re physically able to run. My purpose for running has evolved quite a bit since I first started running in March 2013.  I … Continue reading

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Why Do You Run?

Often times when I discuss my passion for running, I’m often met with the response of, “You’re crazy!”  Many people think that I’m absolutely nuts to have put myself on this running journey, and often gasp when they hear that … Continue reading

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The World Is My Stage

During my first half marathon training cycle my mindset was centered on survival.  Each week I focused on getting each run in in order to improve my running endurance, distance abilities, and overall, prove to myself that I could do … Continue reading

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Happy National Running Day!

Happy National Running Day!  Each year on the first Wednesday of June runners across the world come together to celebrate the wonderful sport of running.  Although running is an individual sport, the running community is composed of so many like … Continue reading

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Parallels Between Dancing and Running

Yesterday the Runner’s World website featured an article about Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels.  Joffrey Ballet is to the dance world as Nike and Bart Yasso are to the running world.  You hear Joffrey, or any of the other highly … Continue reading

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Another 100 Miles Completed for Charity Miles

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2013 I frequently talked about my participation with Charity Miles to run and walk miles in order to raise money for various charities.  Because the majority of my miles throughout the late fall … Continue reading

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I’m So Excited and I Just Can’t Hide It!

Marathon weekend officially begins today with the Expo!  After training and focusing on preparing for my first half marathon for so long, its a bit surreal to finally be here at Disney World and in the last stretch before Saturday’s … Continue reading

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A Year Ago

Happy almost 2014!  As I’ve reflected back on all that I accomplished in 2013, its amazing to think about how much has changed for me in 2013, particularly one thing: A year ago I wasn’t running. Now that running has … Continue reading

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2013 Year in Review

I cannot believe that next Wednesday marks the start of 2014!  Where has 2013 gone?!?  If your year has been anything like mine, it has been jam packed with lots of activity, both fitness and non-fitness related.  As I look … Continue reading

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