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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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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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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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Weekly Training Log – Week of March 24th

I’ll just come right out and say it: this past week was one of the best training weeks I’ve ever had!  It was full of lots of highs, especially since my three runs this week were some of the fastest … Continue reading

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Friday Five – March 28th – So Much to Celebrate!

Happy Friday everybody!  Its hard to believe that today is the 13th Friday of 2014 and that we’re already a quarter of the way through the year.  I feel like I’ve accomplished so much in 2014, and so little, all … 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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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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