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It’s here. The race that was 2 years in the making. I’m going to start with a HUGE spoiler alert… I Finished!! After having to defer last year, there wasn’t much that could keep me from crossing that finish line. On Friday evening, Bestie aka Wifey and I met up at the DC Convention Center to pick up our packets together. And really to get feedback on which expo gear to buy…. Read More

It’s happening. No it’s really happening. The last 3 weeks of training have been exhausting but successful. I have managed to get all but one long run completed. This weekend I’m preparing to tackle 16 miles… (omg). I’ve learned that preparing for the run can make the experience much more enjoyable. I’m a bit of a type A, so it kind of makes sense. In between the running, I have incorporated more… Read More

Last weekend, my husband did the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, DC. I was originally signed up for this however, opted to defer to 2015 due to lots of unexpected training interruptions over the summer. While I thought to defer my husband decided to try out completing the marathon. He had done races before on very little training so he figured why not another. On race morning, I dropped him off in… Read More

We’ve officially entered the start of marathon training season. The countdown is on for my personal Everest, the Marine Corps Marathon. That means training becomes the number one priority and I officially become a pain in everyone’s butt. The last 2 weeks of training have been great. I’ve decided to create a program by combining a few different marathon training plans together to work with my personal needs. My weekly breakout is… Read More

There was a phrase my parents used a lot when I was growing up. They said, “Keep fighting the Good Fight.” For the longest time I didn’t know what they were talking about. I thought maybe that was a product of their New York Borough upbringing. Which I imagine looked something like West Side Story… Turns out I was wrong. The Good Fight is knowing when it’s okay not give in and… Read More

When I found out that Jeff Galloway would be doing a free seminar at the Navy Memorial. I jumped at the chance to go. I mean really, how could I not? It’s Jeff Galloway. In case you were curious he’s the Run/Walk/Run & RunDisney guy. It was a great ¬†presentation that opened with remarks from the Marine Corps Marathon Race Director, Rick Nealis who was very welcoming and so down-to-earth. He also… Read More

Friday posts have just become my day of the week to say what’s on my mind. Whether it’s chapstick, races, or a new workout technique I’m trying, I like to just purge my thoughts. So here goes another round of Friday Favorites… 1. Running with my family! That’s right, my family! My mom and 2 sisters just signed up for their very first half marathon (No boys allowed!)¬†. We will be running… Read More

It’s Friday and time for another addition of Friday Favorites! Today will be short because I have been taking it easy and icing my knee all week. Hopefully, this little break with help with some needed healing after last Saturday’s Half Marathon. 1. Spring! – It’s finally here! I don’t know about you, but I already started looking through my summer clothes and taking out sandals. Then I remembered it’s still 40… Read More