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Why I Skipped My Long Run This Weekend

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So… I skipped my long run this weekend, guys. After the past couple really long runs, I’ve been having some irritation in my right outer foot. Nothing serious, it just felt like it was bruised almost, and would go away a couple days later, no problem. But on Sunday night, when Matt and I were back from our 1 year anniversary trip and setting Continue Reading …

20 Mile Training Run Success!

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Guys, I think I might be crazy. Yesterday I ran 20 miles for the first time ever, and I actually really enjoyed myself. I remember a few years ago when 6 miles was a huge deal. I remember running 10 miles for the first time back in 2010 and being so tired and sore after it that I napped half the day. I remember running my first half marathon Continue Reading …

Marathon Training: 19 Miler!

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Good morning! As I mentioned, I’m in Canada on a press trip right now (check out my Instagram and Twitter to see what I’m up to!), but I wanted to pop in and share a recap of my latest long run! You know what the most awesome thing about marathon training is, besides getting to be outside on a pretty day for hours? Every week you hit a new Continue Reading …

Marathon Training Continues: 17 Miler

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I officially have a new running PDR (personal distance record): 17 miles!! By all accounts, this run shouldn’t have been that great. We did the run on Sunday evening because Matt and I were gone all weekend in PA for his friend’s wedding. On Saturday, instead of resting up, I played a couple hours of tennis with Matt, then spent the evening Continue Reading …

Marathon Training Long Run: 16 Miles!

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My marathon training training buddy Kathleen and I have a new distance record for running: 16 miles! I feel like this run was the first time where we felt like we were really training for a full marathon vs. a half. And also the point where we were both kind of like… what have we gotten ourselves into? It was kind of insane finishing the run Continue Reading …

A Summery 12 Miler

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Another marathon training long run is done and in the books! This morning, my training buddy Kathleen and I knocked out 12 sweaty and hot miles. Summer is back in DC, apparently! Today’s run was just “eh” – not terrible but not amazing, either. The great company and scenery definitely helped, though! Continue Reading …

A New Running PDR: 14 Miles!

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It’s official: I have a new PDR (personal distance record) for running: 14 miles! :) This is the first time during marathon training (I’m doing Richmond in November as my first full) that I’ve made it over the half marathon distance! So exciting. :) It was a great run this morning, too. Continue Reading …

Marathon Training Continues

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So, I ran another half marathon around DC this morning. Oh, you know, no big deal. JUST KIDDING! Running 13 miles is no joke, guys. Continue Reading …