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My Favorite Friday Five Posts

Today marks the end of an era.  Last week, Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia, also known as the DC Trifecta Bloggers, announced their intention to end the Friday Five linkup.  I’ll admit, I’m a bit disappointed in the decision, though I … Continue reading

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Just Do What’s Expected of You!

There’s been lots of buzz in the running world over the past couple of weeks surrounding Gia Alvarez and the Boston Marathon.  In a nutshell, Gia was unable to run the Boston Marathon last year, and gave her bib to … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Boston

Just like in years past, I tuned in yesterday to follow along during the Boston Marathon.  Although a busy day at work prevented me from spending as much time following along as I would have liked to, it was still … Continue reading

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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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Friday Five – October 3rd – Sources of Inspiration

Even though running is very much an individual sport, it takes a community to help one another stay motivated and focused on our training.  For me, I turn to a number of sources for my inspiration. 1.  Social media One … Continue reading

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Another 100 Miles Completed for Charity Miles

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall of 2013 I frequently talked about my participation with Charity Miles to run and walk miles in order to raise money for various charities.  Because the majority of my miles throughout the late fall … 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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Ten Days Until I Walk for Tammy

Almost two months ago, one of my high school classmates posted on Facebook a link to her fundraising page for the St. Jude Give Thanks Walk.  When I saw her post, I immediately knew who she was walking for and … Continue reading

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Shine On Award

A couple of weeks ago Paul over at I Run Distance nominated me for the Shine On Award.  This award, which over the past weeks and months has been circulating the blogging community, is meant to provide shout outs to … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Mini Marathon Race Recap

Hot, humid, and sweaty was the theme of this race. I’m quickly realizing why summer is not a runner’s friend, and last Sunday’s race in Virginia Beach confirmed my feelings. We kicked off race weekend on Saturday morning with a … Continue reading

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