Category Archives: Races

2017 Dulles Day 10k on the Runway Recap

Back in September, our family participated in the Dulles Day races.  Having previously run the 5k in 2013 and 2015, and the 10k in 2014, I knew that this was a fun and exciting race for people of all ages.  … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Back in 2018!!!

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line three weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting.  While some of that reflecting has been about what worked and what didn’t work during both my preparation for running my first marathon, … Continue reading

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What I Learned from Training for and Running My First Marathon

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line almost three weeks ago, I’ve been doing a lot of reflection on what went well, as well as what didn’t, in preparing for as well as running my first marathon. 1.  Marathon training … Continue reading

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2017 Chicago Marathon Recap

Two weeks ago I ran my first marathon.  After 18 weeks of hard training I had done all that I could to prepare for my first attempt at running 26.2 miles.  Overall, my training went really well, and I felt … Continue reading

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The Day Before My First Marathon

Since we flew into Chicago midday on Friday, and the marathon was on Sunday, we had a full day in Chicago before the big race.  Even though I had 26.2 miles to run the next day, we kept quite busy … Continue reading

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Now That I’m a Marathoner, What’s Next?

Since crossing the Chicago Marathon finish line last Sunday, I’ve been asked some fairly expected questions: What’s your next goal race? Was Chicago a one and done, or will you run another marathon? Will you ever run Chicago again? Will … Continue reading

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2017 Chicago Marathon Expo Recap

The excitement of Chicago Marathon weekend kicked off one week ago today.  After one last visit to the chiropractor before the race, we headed to the airport for a lunch time flight to Chicago.  At the airport it was clear … Continue reading

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It’s Chicago Marathon Weekend!!!

Almost a year after signing up with Team RMHC, as well as 18 weeks of training, Chicago Marathon weekend is finally here!  I have so many emotions going into this weekend, but overall I’m excited about heading to Chicago, seeing … Continue reading

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2017 Goals – 3rd Quarter Check In

Hard to believe, but we’re already three quarters of the way through 2017.  This year is just flying by!  With another quarter down, its time to check in on my yearly goals. 1.  Log 1,000 miles. Progress Report: A My … Continue reading

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2017 Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Recap

Disclaimer: As a Rock ‘n’ Blogger I received a complimentary global tour pass, which I used for entry into this race.  I also received complimentary VIP access.  As always, all opinions are my own. When I started planning out my … Continue reading

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