I got second place in my age group for the 20-miler!! This admittedly wasn't my greatest long run, and it was a small field. But it was a huge confidence booster, and a fun way to complete my long run for marathon training! Recap: The race began at Carderock Recreation Area at 7:00am. It was honestly a … Continue reading DCRR National Capital 20 Mile Results
No pressure. Training has gone well so far. I've had some great workouts, no huge injuries (knock on wood) and many miles of long runs. I've had bad days and good days, but each has taught me so much about myself and made me stronger than I ever believed. I am confident I can run … Continue reading One Month Until Marine Corps Marathon!
Welcome, Fall! I am excited for this season, because that means I'll catch more beautiful sunrises, walk among the colorful falling leaves, and get to wear my cozy sweaters. I also really enjoy the great local fall produce that can be found at the farmers markets around town. Brussels Sprouts and squash, I'm coming for … Continue reading Happy Autumn!!
This weekend we got a puppy!! Harvey is an adorable, playful, sweet, loving 13-week-old male Doberman/Hound mix. He has huge paws, and is expected to weigh about 50 pounds as an adult. We adopted him at an event put on by Last Chance Animal Rescue - one of the largest no-kill animal rescue organizations in the United … Continue reading Meet Harvey!!
This is a special week for yogi's in DC! Metro DC Yoga Week & Yoga On The Mall There are several $5 classes around the district throughout the week. Click through the sponsoring studios to find a new class or attend your favorite! I personally love the Studio DC classes. They have several free options on Saturday the … Continue reading Namaste Day in DC
"notice the best part" "that which hinders your task, is your task" - Kathlyn Ehl
We're in the heat of the summer [literally]. Running in the heat can be difficult in so many ways, not to mention uncomfortable and unpleasant. Luckily I am usually a morning runner, but on these 90+ degree days with humidity, even a 6am run can be brutal. According to Strength Running, heat can wreak havoc … Continue reading Running in Hot Weather
Week 6, Day 1 of Marine Corps Training: 7 recovery miles, with lots of elevation. Went along a new route, exploring new areas of the city. Lots of elevation, but that made the slower pace more interesting. I like to take photos of fun things to remember each day and keep me present. Strength-training minion!! … Continue reading Morning Run Views
Living with a SEAL: 31 Days Training with the Toughest Man on the Planet I had heard about this book tangentially, but I was really introduced to this book after listening to two Rich Roll podcasts (one featuring SEAL and one featuring Jesse Itzler). In fact, I wasn't aware that the podcast featuring SEAL was about the … Continue reading Book Review: Living with a SEAL
The Normal Person's Guide To Training For A Marathon written by Bill Bradley So you signed up for a marathon. Good for you! Whether it was a bet, bucket-list item, or impulse decision you’re now regretting—that date is looming on the calendar. Runners on the whole are an annoying lot and they’ll take any chance they … Continue reading The Normal Person’s Guide To Training For A Marathon