Monthly Archives: April 2014

17.75K Race Recap

For the first year, the Marine Corps Marathon has done registration by lottery, but if you sign up for (and cross the finish line!) the 17.75K race, you are guaranteed entry into the MCM in October. Mike and I still aren’t sure if we will run the MCM but we thought we should try to […]

Blue Apron Review

Blue Apron is a subscription-based meal/grocery service that sends recipes and ingredients (portioned out) on a weekly basis. Blue Apron does the “legwork,” as they say, by planning, shopping, measuring and delivering. And then you do the cooking, estimated to take about 35 minutes. It comes out to about $10/person per meal, with 3 healthy […]

The Opposite of a Minimalist Sneaker: The Hoka One One

I like cushioned sneakers but the Hoka One One takes cushioning to a whole new level. The Hoka One Ones are fairly new to the market (2010) and were recently bought by Decker Outdoor Corp (behind Ugg and Teva) so are being marketed more and are more widely available. Hoka One Ones look a little […]

Pickle Juice for Sore Legs

The Science of Runners’ Sore Legs article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal focused on long-distance runners, why we get sore legs and ways to delay and alleviate leg soreness while running. I experienced this first-hand during the Richmond Marathon last November when around mile 18, all I wanted to do was sit down and rest […]

Heroes vs. Villains 5K Race Recap

First costume run! Mike’s work group wanted to sign up for a 5K together and found Heroes vs. Villains Run for Justice after looking around for a costume or themed springtime 5K. Potomac River Running is a lead sponsor of the race, which is actually put on by and benefits the Fairfax Law Foundation. We’ve […]

Balega Socks Review

This past fall I purchased two pairs of Balega socks at the Marine Corps Marathon Expo. I was first attracted to this booth because of the very large crowd of people surrounding it. As I browsed the racks of socks trying to figure out what makes these socks so special, several people commented to me […]

Running with Spring Allergies

As much as I want to be out running under the cherry blossom trees this time of year, I know what that means for my allergies. With the long cold winter and a quick warm-up approaching, this spring is predicted to be one of the worst for seasonal allergy sufferers – short but intense. A […]

City Sports Tuesday Night Run Club

Mike and I made the last minute decision to try out the Tuesday night run club at City Sports on 19th Street in downtown DC. With the beautiful spring weather finally here and our desire to change things up from our typical route, we thought a run club would be a fun way to mix […]