I had a really good visit in DC. I have to admit though, after 9 days I was ready to get back to my dog, my own house, and humidity-free-mosquito-free living.
I was back in DC because my friend Lauren got married on July 14th. Lauren isn’t any old friend. We’ve been best friends since [...]
You all know I’m happy here in Denver. That doesn’t mean the move didn’t come without any pain.
I grew up in the suburbs of DC, went to college in upstate New York, and then lived in DC for 5.5 years. I recently realized that this is the longest I’ve ever been away from [...]
It has been exactly one week since my last day of work in DC and a lot has happened.
The good: I had a last crazy weekend out in DC. Thanks to my friends for coming out. And an especially big thank you to our NYC friends Colleen, Dave and James who drove down [...]
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In the last few weeks I have been working out less than usual. On the one hand, it looks like my next training cycle will start in the beginning of February, so I really should enjoy this downtime.
And I have certainly been enjoying it. [...]
Usually I do my long runs Saturday mornings. Meaning usually I am in bed by 10 pm, watching a movie on Friday night. Thankfully I have an awesome husband who helps make sure I’m full of carbs and get enough sleep and is willing to turn in early with me. (Dear Neil – I promise [...]
This morning I had one of those awesome, confidence-building runs. The kind that when you are having a really terrible run, you can look back at and remember why you do this.
Like I mentioned before, I’m going out of town this weekend so I decided to do my long run this morning. Originally this [...]
One of the reasons I haven’t been blogging as much lately is because I’ve been a big ball of stress lately. And I’m sure you don’t want to hear me b*tch about it. Or do you? I’ll go with yes then
I’m managing a particularly stressful project at work (which, might I add I [...]
Yesterday morning I hit a long run record – not distance or pace – but the earliest wake up call I’ve ever had for a training run. Because of an extreme heat warning, I set my alarm for 4:10 am. After going through my morning routine, I was ready to leave just after 5 am. [...]
This morning I went to Hains Point for a mid-week long-ish bike ride (25 miles). Hains Point is a haven for bikers and runners – it is a mostly car-free loop through East Potomac Park in DC. My dad rode down from Maryland to meet me for a few laps.
I’ve only been riding my [...]
I hope all my fellow Americans had a great long weekend. I’m back from Portland, OR and instead of doing a big recap post I’m giving you the Cliff Notes version.
This is my third time visiting Portland, and the first time we had nice weather. Nice weather meant wine tasting, a street festival, and [...]