Monthly Archives: April 2013

Jaguar 5K Recap

Its official – I’ve completed my first race in my preparation to run my first half marathon! Yesterday, Preston and I ran the Jaguar 5K, which is an annual race to help raise funds for school athletics at Falls Church … Continue reading

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Running for Charity Miles

Since I started running about six weeks ago, I’ve been searching for a way to allow my training and race miles to assist those in need.  Although many of the country’s major races allow you to support a charity through the raising … Continue reading

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Importance of Listening to Your Body

As I’ve started to train for my upcoming races, I’m constantly reminding myself “no pain no gain.”  At what point is the pain too much though? For about a week and a half now, I’ve been toughing it out with … Continue reading

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4.09 for Boston

Just as many other members of the running community have done this week, Preston and I completed our long train for the week in honor of the victims from the Boston Marathon bombing.  Its been amazing to witness the outpouring of support … Continue reading

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Balancing Dancing and Running

Deep down, I know that I will always have a love for dance. Having grown up with dance as a part of my life since the age of 4, it is impossible to even think about shutting dance out of … Continue reading

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First Impressions of runDisney as a Runner

After having experienced a runDisney event as a spectator back in January, I already knew that when I signed up last weekend for my first major races that I could look forward to a similar positive experience.  As I mentioned … Continue reading

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One of the Benefits of Running Outside

Up until this past weekend, my training has primairly focused on running on the treadmill at the gym. The main reason for this has been due to the weather, but now that the weather is finally getting nicer (almost too … Continue reading

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There’s No Turning Back Now

Preston and I are officially registered for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!  Preston will be completing the new Dopey Challenge, which is 4 races in 4 days (5K on Thursday, 10K on Friday, half marathon on Saturday, and … Continue reading

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This Week’s Motivation

As I’ve started running over the past couple of weeks, I’ve come to realize that each week as I’m striving to meet my weekly goals that I’m also in search of a new motivation that will keep me going.  This … Continue reading

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