Athleta came out with some new Pulse shorts including these cute striped ones! I love that they are a little different than your everyday running shorts. Just recently discovering the Athleta Pulse shorts, I’m a huge fan. You can read my review here. Just spotted at CitySports in Georgetown – a softer version of their […]


Running outside of a city feels so good. Mike and I were in Lake George, NY (about an hour north of Albany) for a long weekend visiting family. We decided the best spot for our 11 mile run would be the Warren County Bikeway. We knew we wanted to turn around at Lake George village […]

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I finally found the GU Salted Caramel flavor last week at CitySports that I’ve read such great things. I was pretty excited to have a break from the Accel gels and try out this flavor on our long run this past Saturday. The Accel gels were my first and really only experience with energy gels. […]


This week I didn’t get in as much yoga, cross training and Ab Ripper X as I would have liked to. But we were on vacation for part of the week and then had a busy few days getting back into the DC routine. Next week I’ll try to limit my rest days to one […]

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If you are lucky enough to live near a Dunkin Donuts in a “select market,” you can try out their new pretzel twist! I’m a huge fan of soft pretzels, as you can see from my numerous blog photos of them (one, two, three, four) and running just makes me crave them more. Soft pretzels […]


My recap is a little late this week because Mike and I were on vacation. My quad felt much better (guess it was just sore) so I kept up with the regular training plan. Monday – 5.5 miles fast (8:19-7:52 pace) This run was TOUGH. I had major stomach issues while doing the run after […]

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Get your workout in while you work – and charge your cell phone too! I recently read about these new WeBikes, developed by a Flemish government minister who had trouble squeezing exercise into her busy day. She soon realized that her bike desk could generate power and become a charging station as well. The WeBikes, […]

I haven’t written about my tingling calves yet because I didn’t have much of an explanation. Now I have close to an explanation. And I’m feeling much better about it. Four weeks ago both of my calves started tingling. I remember the exact moment on the Metro heading to work. I thought maybe I crossed […]

The cool bridge at the Yards Park in DC

Week 5 was a little different than previous weeks, calling for some fast runs as well as back-to-back runs on Friday and Saturday to get used to running on tired legs. My right quad felt pretty tight on Saturday’s run and sore afterwards so I’ve been icing and taking ibuprofen. I might take a few […]

Runtastic's Orbit

Story Running isn’t really a new thing but I’ve recently learned more about it from my friend who told me about the Runtastic app’s stories. Story running basically shapes a narrative around your workout, typically in interval style by varying the speed and lasts for about 40 minutes on average from Runtastic. Runtastic offers several […]


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