This post is a first in a series about some of my favorite Rock Creek Park trails. Please click here for more information.
Trail name: Deer Mountain
Highlights of this trail: deer sightings, feeling cool running over a fallen tree, no horses allowed. Cons of this trail: fear of falling when running over [...]
In preparation for next week’s 10K, Neil and I set out on a 5 mile run on Saturday. Aside from running part of the Chicago Marathon with me, this is the longest Neil has run since high school.
We drove to Beach Drive and did an out and back. We talked the first [...]
Today the temperature in DC was crazy warm for November – I think the high reached almost 70*.
This meant two walks with Leela in Rock Creek Park in shorts & a tank top. Probably the last time I’ll be able to wear that in 2011.
Even though it doesn’t feel like fall [...]
This weekend was a very good one. My BF Colleen (who I’ve known since we were five) got married.
Think of that couple you know that everyone says are perfect for each other. Colleen and her now-husband Roger are that couple. Plus can’t you tell Colleen is the coolest by her dress? I loved seeing [...]
This weekend we had the most amazing weather in DC. Especially compared to last weekend’s out of no where snow.
Unfortunately, I had to continue my crazy work week Friday night through Saturday afternoon. I have a few strategies to stay sane during this mess.
De-stress strategy #1: Rock Creek Park. I made sure to [...]
I know everyone is excited for fall. And I am too. I do love how the trees of Rock Creek Park looks when the leaves change colors. But I really love when Rock Creek Park is full of thick, green trees. It makes me feel like I’m in a forest in the middle of nowhere. [...]
My favorite night-before-a-long-run meal
+ lots of fuel
+a new book on tape
= a successful 22 mile run.
Like all my runs lately, the first miles start off slow and I finished strong. I was excited because this is the longest [...]
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. [...]
I’ve had some confidence building workouts this week, which is great timing before the triathlon. Tuesday I had a 5 mile tempo run on the calendar. Since I couldn’t drag myself out of bed that morning, I decided to run to my house after work (taking a long way home because I’m only [...]