Facing Up To The Truth

It’s the last Friday of the month, the day that Marcia encourages us to take an honest look into our running shoes and cleanse our soles with our runfessions.

September Runfessions

Since I’ve got five things to runfess, I’m also linking up with Courtney, Cynthia and Mar for the Friday Five Link Up. Check out both of these great link ups for motivation, support, and camaraderie. Continue reading

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2016 Reston Perfect 10 Race Recap

I first discovered the Reston Perfect 10 three years ago and was excited to have another 10 mile race to add to my schedule. Potomac River Running holds the Reston 10 Miler on the same course in March, so I’ve run this course five times (I missed the Perfect 10 last fall because of a business trip), but I’m still not used to those hills!

2016 Reston Perfect 10 Race Recap

Actually, since I had just reviewed the elevation profile for my Fall Running post, I was mentally prepared for a tough time from mile 6 to mile 8. Instead of pysching me out, knowing that long climb was coming helped me pace myself and ignore the numbers on my Garmin. Continue reading

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Ready For Fall Running

Today is the first day of fall, my favorite time of year! I’ve felt oddly disconnected from the seasons recently. I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been doing so much traveling (there’s only one season in Miami!), because this is our first year without anyone doing the back-to-school thing, or because summer weather has been sticking around longer than usual–it was in the 90s this week. But, I am oh so ready for fall running! 

Fall Running
I got a taste of fall running during my runs in New York City and Chicago last week, and now I am ready for more. For today’s Friday Five link up with Courtney, Mar and Cynthia, I’m sharing five things I’m looking forward to about fall running. 

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Running After The Next Accomplishment

Runners tend to be goal-oriented. We sign up for a race, plan for it, train for it, and show up for it, and before we’ve had a chance to add our shiny new medals to our overloaded medal racks, we already are signing up for another one. 

What drives this tendency to always be running after the next accomplishment? And does it explain why so many of us struggle with injuries? Continue reading

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Favorite Running Cities

This week I had business trips to two of my favorite running cities — New York and Chicago. The weather was perfect for both trips, and proved that while I may have lost my mojo for dark o’clock solo runs in my neighborhood, I still <3 running. 

favorite running cities
Although it was work that took me to New York and Chicago, since I was just attending conferences, the trips were not stressful and no worries kept me from looking forward to my runs. Continue reading

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