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My Year of Running

Its incredible to look back and think about all that I’ve accomplished this year!  At this time last year, I was training for my first half marathon, and now I’ve crossed the finish line of three half marathons, as well … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 4

This past week was another very successful week of training!  I was able to maintain a sub 10:00 min/mile during both of my weekday runs, and then I PRed during my long training run over the weekend.  Combine that with … Continue reading

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2014 Christmas Town Dash 8k Recap

I couldn’t have chosen a better race to close out my 2014 race year with!  Between it being a well organized race, being somewhat familiar with the course from previous visits to Busch Gardens, and feeling great throughout the race, … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 3

Another week has come and gone, and I’m happy to report that it was a fantastic week of training!  My week started off with Preston and I flying back from Illinois, and after a longer than expected travel day, it … Continue reading

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2014 Turkey Trot Recap

Not every race needs to be large and glamorous.  Sometimes the races that are most memorable are those that are smaller in size. I don’t think I’ve run a more low key race than the three mile Turkey Trot that … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 2

Its hard to believe that another week has already come and gone!  This past week has been super busy, and included a trip to Illinois to spend Thanksgiving with my family.  Between bad weather in DC, changing our flight, and … Continue reading

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Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 1

Although this past week was extremely busy, and at times a bit stressful, my first week of Shamrock training was a success.  Because of the stress (most of it work related), I opted to switch out my planned cross training … 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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Christmas Music Running Playlist

With having started half marathon training this week, and Christmas right around the corner, I’m thinking that I need a seasonal update for my playlist.  One of the many things that I love about Christmas is Christmas music, and thankfully, … Continue reading

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Weekly Training Log – Week of November 10th

After last week not going as planned, I had planned to kick things into high gear this week, especially since it was my last week before I start half marathon training again.  My enthusiasm was high at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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