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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

On September 20th I ran the Navy – Air Force Half Marathon. Oh geez that was a full month ago… well better late than never. I’d first heard about this race from a short blurb in Runner’s World magazine. After doing some research I decided to give it a try as part of a longer training run leading up to MCM. Packet pick up was at the DC Armory, which is always a… Read More

Hello All! So it begins! Last week marked the start of my 19 week training program for the Marine Corps Marathon. 19 weeks is a long time, you say? Yes, I know. In order to avoid injury, I have decided to undergo a novice training program that allows me to gradually increase my miles while incorporating strength training and crossing training. Saturday June 6 – 6 Miles Sunday June 7 – REST… Read More

On April 28th I ran the GW Parkway Classic. Since moving to Alexandria in July, I had my eye on this race. I had heard that it was one of the most scenic and beautiful local races. The biggest selling point for me was the fact that this race started 7.2 miles from my house. Packet Pickup was available the entire week before the race at the Pacers in Alexandria, which happens… Read More

Who’s ready to get crazy with a 2 week recap? 2 weeks ago I planted a garden. Yes that’s right. Early this May, I decided to finally plant that herb garden I’d been talking about since we moved in almost a year ago. Well herb garden turned into backyard makeover. We have a fantastic space and weren’t taking advantage of it until now. I really just wanted to share because I’m obsessed… 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

So I’m addicted. To Peeps. No really. I ate them for breakfast yesterday. This is not the food of champions people. However, they are absolutely delicious, there is no denying that. It turns out one of the perks of being an adult includes getting to eat peeps for breakfast. But let’s get back to reality shall we? Last weekend, I was in Miami for about 36 hrs. It may have been exactly 36… Read More

On Thursday,  I went to the RnR USA Expo at the DC Armory. It closed at 7 so I had to jet over there quickly after work and grab my packet. My only real pet peeve about this expo was it’s closing time. 7pm! That’s not long enough, at least stay open till 8. I got there at 5:40 and went through the motions, but I would of like to not feel… Read More