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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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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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The Power of Positive Thinking

This week’s Monday Motivation is a quote from figure skater and Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton.  As I shared yesterday, I chose this quote because of the need to go into my first day back at school from Spring Break … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run Recap

Before I dive into the recap, let me first thank those of you who commented here on the blog, on Facebook and Twitter, and sent me individual e-mails providing support in regards to my corral mishap.  Its clear that CUCB was … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon Recap

Last Saturday I ran my second half marathon.  When I wound up in the hospital two and a half weeks ago, I had no idea if I’d still be able to complete the race.  By the time I was cleared … Continue reading

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Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend – Day 4 Part 2 – Celebrating My First Half Marathon

After completing my first half marathon, Preston wanted to ensure that my first half was properly celebrated and not overshadowed by his pending completion of the Dopey Challenge the next day. We had initially planned to celebrate with Mom and … Continue reading

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