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Burke Lake Park 15k Trail Race

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Morning, friends. :) One of the big highlights of my weekend was a 15k trail race in beautiful Burke Lake Park in Virginia! My friend Ashley found this race a few weeks ago; I love trail races and have been wanting to do more so I was fully on board. Our friend Kathleen got in on the fun, too! Continue Reading …

Will Trot for Turkey

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Hello and Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! I’m glad to hear many of you liked my post on How to Eat Well During the Holidays Without Stressing Yourself Out. Great tips from you guys in the comments, too! Matt, my brother Steve, and I were up early this morning to run the Alexandria 5 mile Turkey Trot, which is my favorite DC area Continue Reading …

MCM 10k Race Recap 2014

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Hello my friends! As you know, Matt and I ran the MCM 10k – the lesser known sibling to the iconic Marine Corps Marathon – on Sunday morning. After I flubbed the start time for the Clarendon Day 10k last month and accidentally ran the 5k instead, I was chatting with Heather on gchat. “You know,” she said, “You could sign up for the Continue Reading …

Clarendon Day 10k that was a 5k

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Guys, I had such a blonde moment on Saturday. Remember how I said my friend Turner and I were running the Clarendon Day 10k? Well, we ended up doing the 8 a.m. 5k instead of the 9 a.m. 10k by accident. I think what happened was that I completely forgot the races started at separate times, and on the race website it just says 8 a.m. start on the Continue Reading …

Freedom Four Miler 2014 Race Recap

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On Sunday morning, Matt, our friend Steve, and I all ran the Freedom Four Miler put on by Pacers running store! Clearly I used the occasion as an opportunity to bust out my American flag compression socks, which were a gift from Running Skirts at the Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival last month. Continue Reading …

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Recap

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Wow, where to start?! What a FUN race – the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon will definitely go in the books as one of my favorite, most beautiful races. I’d highly recommend it if you’re in Seattle, or if you’re looking to travel for running (which is the best kind of travel, clearly). As you know, I was in Seattle with the Continue Reading …

Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival: Half Marathon Recap!

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Welcome to my final Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival recap: the half marathon race recap! I did the “Hat Trick” (5k + 10k on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday), so if you missed my first post recapping the 5k and 10k, check that out first. :) The half marathon took place bright and early on Sunday morning! When I first Continue Reading …

Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival: 5k and 10k Recaps!

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This year’s Runner’s World Heartbreak Hill Half & Festival offered 3 main races (not including a fun 1 mile dog run): a 5k, a 10k, and a half marathon. You can do one of the races, or choose the “five and dime” (5k + 10k), or go all out and do the “hat trick” (all three races). Since I like a challenge, I decided to go big or Continue Reading …