Archive | May, 2012

View from the Netherlands Carillon

20 May


6 mile run this evening, from Arlington to Hains Point and back over the Memorial Bridge. This was the view from the finish. Such a city!


Color Run D.C.!

18 May

Maybe I’m a bit crazy (meds from today’s dental appointment have not yet worn off), but I just signed up for what promises to be a very unique  run in the D.C. area!  

The Washington D.C. Color Run  will be  at National Harbor (yes, I know…it’s in Maryland) on October 21 2012. 

The idea is simple:  show up at the race start line wearing all white gear, and run the race (5k) at an enjoyable pace while volunteers throw non-toxic “paint” all over you.    It’s a perfect easy (but exciting) run, right before my husband and I attempt to crank out the Marine Corps Marathon the following week.

If you grab some friends and sign up as a team, registration is $5 bucks off ($35 total).  That price gets you race entry, a t-shirt, and a promise that you’ll be coated in  “Willy Wonka goodness” at the end of 3.1 miles.   Happy Running!


Mother’s Day run in my new running shorts!

13 May


Thanks to my great kids for the present! I love my comfy new running shorts! 3 mile run to Teddy Roosevelt Island. Now ready for a hike with the family. Happy Mother’s Day!