Monthly Archives: July 2014

Abraham Lincoln Profile Run

Matt found a Buzzfeed article, “11 Roadmaps to Honor Your Favorite US Cities,” from last October that featured a route around DC in the shape of Lincoln’s head. The DC route was a reasonable distance for running, especially when compared to the 70 mile Miami sailboat route. These aren’t necessarily running routes so Matt spent […]

Marathon Training Week 4 Recap

I only ran twice this week but still hit close to this week’s mileage of 22. Mike and I had plans after work every night this week and then were tired in the morning. SO… we didn’t get in that third run. We needed the sleep this week! Monday – Joggers & Lagers Run Club […]

Friday Finds!

Last Saturday, Mike and I stopped into the Nike store in Georgetown during our run so he could exchange his tank top. I love both the style and colors of their new running tank tops and t-shirts! They remind of Lululemon’s Run Swiftly line. – Nike Dri-Fit Knit tank – Nike Dri-Fit Knit Short-sleeve – […]

Joggers & Lagers Run Club

Port City Brewery in Alexandria hosts, with local running store Pacers, a Joggers & Lagers run club every Monday. Apparently these runs used to be just once a month but were so popular that they decided to hold them every week. These runs are not metro-accessible (you’d have to get a ride from the closest […]

Target C9 Studio Tour

A recent neighborhood e-newsletter announced that Target was going to be at the Yards Park this past weekend promoting their C9 line of fitness apparel and giving out free stuff! So on Saturday, Mike and I planned to finish our run at the Yards Park, near our apartment, to check out the Target event. Ambassadors […]

Marathon Training Week 3 Recap

I didn’t really follow this week’s schedule exactly according to the training plan. I was supposed to run a total of 22 miles over 3 days but I ran 26.5 miles over 4 days. Next week will also be a little bit off from the plan because we’re planning on another run club during the […]

Friday Finds!

Potomac River Running in downtown DC is the ONLY store that sells these cool Run DC shirts! I love Next Level brand for the super soft broken-in feel of their t-shirts. The shirts come in both unisex and women’s. This is just a sampling of the styles and colors. I can’t decide which one to […]

PR Birthday Bash 5K Race Recap

The Potomac River Running’s Birthday Bash 5K celebrated their 11th “birthday” and was held at Fairfax Corner outdoor shopping center where the Heroes vs. Villains 5K was held back in April. Mike and I really liked the paved wide course (we’ve done several trail-style 5Ks in the past) and are always impressed with PR races. […]

Marathon Training Week 2 Recap

Week 2 was more rest than I had planned. I’m experiencing some weird tingling (more on this later) in my calves and feet so wanted to take it easy. One thing I learned from last year’s training is to listen to your body and not to stress if you miss a few training days. Monday […]

Friday Finds!

I saw these Superfeet for High Heels in a local DC running store. Mike and I both have Superfeet in our running sneakers and they make a huge difference for us. My hips and knees bothered me quite a bit before using Superfeet – they’ve really helped with my running alignment. These High Heel Superfeet […]