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I’ve missed this route! When we lived in DC, we could run from our condo building along the National Mall to the Lincoln Memorial and back for a perfect 6-mile route. While in DC last weekend, my brother Matt and I ran the usual Mall route (Mike was unfortunately sick). Besides the wonderful memories that […]

At our new house post-run club

Without having an upcoming race on the calendar and having the temps in the 90s every day, it’s tough to stay motivated and keep to a running schedule. Mike and I have found the local running clubs to be both fun and motivating. I’ve mentioned a few of them including Blue Run Club and Big […]

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Running in Cape Cod felt so good after the heat and humidity we’ve experienced in North Carolina recently! Mike and I were in Falmouth, Massachusetts for our friends’ wedding last weekend and squeezed in a 6-mile run on Saturday morning. Last September, I ran the Zooma Cape Cod Half Marathon in Falmouth as part of […]

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Last Thursday, Runologie hosted a “Newtons and Nuunaritas” sneaker demo night during their run club. The Newton rep looked at the sneakers Mike and I were wearing and, from that observation, recommended a style of Newtons for us to try out. For me, he chose the Kismet which offers some stability. Prior the the run […]

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I’ve recently discovered how much weaker the lower half of my left side is than my right side, which leads to some issues while running. I think this all goes back to two calf strains that occurred during marathon training in 2013. I didn’t really address the muscle imbalances during (or after) training. I wanted […]

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I didn’t plan on buying a new pair of running sunglasses. Running sunglasses are not cheap and it’s tough to justify spending around $100 on a second pair that I wouldn’t even wear that much. I’d rather have another pair of nice non-running sunglasses! But I caved partly because I needed a pair ASAP to […]

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Everybody believes in a natural, one born with some innate ability or talent. But is that really the case? Is someone really born a natural runner? I never considered myself a runner and I hear people all the time say “I’m not a runner.” I never ran track or played sports. I started running in […]

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After being sick during (and the week after) the Tar Heel 10 Miler and having a bad blister on the ball of my left foot, I wasn’t sure running the George Washington Parkway Classic 10 Miler in DC the following weekend was the best idea. My brother Matt and I registered a few months back […]

Pedicure plus new pair of my favorite sandals/shoes in the world, Birkenstocks!

Since I’ve switched over from my super control, super stable Saucony Omnis to Skechers Stradas, still a stability shoe but more on the neutral side, I’ve developed a callus, then a blood blister (sorry – gross) on the ball of my left foot. I thought developing a callus was just a natural part of running […]

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Some races go better than others. The Tar Heel 10 Miler in Chapel Hill last Saturday morning was a rough one for me for several reasons. It’s not ideal to run races on back-to-back weekends, but Mike and I really wanted to run the Tar Heel 10 Miler since we’d heard such great things about […]

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