Goals For The 2017 Runners World Half Marathon

I’ve been eyeing the Runners World Half Marathon for a few years now, and was thrilled when I won an entry from Laura‘s giveaway. Now that the race is barely a week away, I’m wondering what I’ve gotten myself into!

runners world half
I’m comfortable running 10 miles but the half marathon distance is a stretch for me. I trained hard for the New York City Half Marathon, logging several 10-12 mile long runs in the weeks leading up to the race. But that was seven months ago. I spent the summer focusing on cycling, have been battling plantar fasciitis for the past few weeks, and my only long runs have been the Reston Perfect 10 and Army Ten Miler races.

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Things That Make You Go Hmmm

I have to say that I love this week’s Friday Five theme. While I really am an upbeat person, I do like to bitch vent to get things off my chest and clear the air.

I also have to admit that the theme song is on my “Treadmill Tunes” playlist. It’s such a fun one!  Continue reading

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2017 Army Ten Miler Recap

Today I ran my 10th Army Ten Miler. After 10 times you’d think there wouldn’t be much more to say about this race, but this year was different in many ways. I wasn’t at my best and the humidity was at its worst, but my 2017 Army Ten Miler recap isn’t as quite as gloomy as the weather.  

2017 Army Ten Miler Recap

Security was high with almost constant helicopter surveillance.
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October Controversies — Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up

Welcome to the October Ultimate Coffee Date Link Up, where all are welcome, whether you like pumpkin spice lattes or loath them. Our goal for this link-up is to give people an opportunity to share what’s going on in our lives, so we can get to know each other better and support each other in all our endeavors. Since it’s no fun to have coffee alone, make sure you leave comments on other blogs in the link up, and don’t forget to visit my co-host Deborah at Confessions Of A Mother Runner.

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Lifeline 100 Century Ride Recap

Last weekend my husband and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. How did we mark such a momentous occasion? By spending 7 hours on our bikes doing the Lifeline 100 Century Ride in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, of course! What could be more romantic??

Lifeline 100 Century Ride Recap
It wasn’t the first time we spent our anniversary cycling. For our 25th, we took the day off work and spent the day riding to Leesburg and back–about 67 miles round trip. Since our anniversary fell on a weekend this year, and since completing a century ride was on my husband’s “bucket list,” the Lifeline 100 Century Ride seemed like a perfect fit.

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