How To Run Back To Back Races

Two of my favorite races are in April–the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run and the GW Parkway Classic. I used to choose to run one or the other, but I love both so much I’ve figured out how to run back to back races. Since I’m joining the Friday Five link up hosted by Eat Pray Run DCMar on the Run and You Signed Up for What?! I’ll share my five main strategies.

Recovery For Back To Back Races

Last year the Cherry Blossom and Parkway Classic were on back-to-back weekends. This year they are two weeks apart (the Parkway Classic is on Sunday!) but I still put these same tips to work.  Continue reading

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Challenge Is Rewarding

I’m joining Deb’s Wednesday Word link up and reflecting on rewarding.

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“Rewarding” is a word we all know, but I still looked up the definition. I browsed several on-line dictionaries but liked the Google definition best. Continue reading

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My Harshest Critic

If you saw my guest post on Carla’s blog on Friday (squee!), you know that I have spent some time thinking about judgment. I started off thinking about how I judge others (and trying not to) but ended up realizing how much I judge myself. I really am my own harshest critic. 

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I know I’m not alone, but recent campaigns by Dove have made me realize how pervasive this issue is. Continue reading

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Worrying About What To Wear To Church

I wanted to attend an Easter sunrise service this year, but since the earliest service my church has starts at 8:30, that meant finding a different church to visit. There is a big sunrise service at the Lincoln Memorial, but I was looking for something with a familiar liturgy and Holy Communion. 

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When I found out that St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Old Town holds a sunrise service at St. Paul’s Cemetery, I was intrigued. The cemetery was established in 1809, and is in a corner of Old Town with several other old cemeteries. Continue reading

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Products I’m Loving Lately

I’ve been trying a lot of new products, so I’m taking advantage of today’s Friday Five topic to share some of them with you. Each of these companies provided product for me to review, but none had any input or influence over the opinions I’m sharing here. 
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1. Sunshine Nut Company. I’m most excited about Sunshine Nut Company because it’s local, it has a mission, and their cashews are delicious. The founder was inspired to create a company based on a business model that can transform poor farming communities in Mozambiquie in a way that provides fairness, opportunity, and empowerment from within. They do this by paying fair wages, focusing on local manufacturing, and using 30% of net proceeds to support agricultural development, and another 30% to support centers that care for orphans and vulnerable children.  Continue reading

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