Archive | December, 2012

Night Out!

28 Dec


My husband treated me to a night out on the town for Christmas. Lucky for us, the Wardman Park has an awesome fitness center. We both cranked out a 5k, and now we’re off to dinner. Happy Running!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

24 Dec

We’re gearing up for Christmas in our house!  This means lots of events, family time…and tons of food.  Exercising during the holidays is always difficult, but we’re becoming experts in time management, fitting in runs whenever possible.

This morning my husband and I took turns:  he ran 6 miles  down to the U.S. Botanic Garden and I met him there with the kids.  We toured the beautiful holiday decorations, before I handed the kids off and ran back home.  I think he got the better end of the deal:  freezing rain on the run back!

Christmas Kids

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!

Running in Boston + Nike Women’s Half!

16 Dec

I spent the last week at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government , taking part in their new Emerging Leaders program.  It was amazing, but fairly intense.  Each day started with a group breakfast, followed by lectures, activities, and lunch/dinner with classmates.  Needless to say, there was not much time left over for exercising.

But being a runner is like owning a portable gym.  I love the flexibility of being able to sneak a workout in, no matter the location or time of day.  I also love that it’s easy to connect with other runners and enjoy good company during a jog.

While in Boston, a classmate and I braved the sidewalks and bike trails of Boston (seriously braved…cyclists don’t announce their coming, as they do in D.C.) for a couple of great runs.

Here’s a shot of us in front of the famous John Harvard statue in Cambridge.  Students rub his foot for good luck on finals (note the shiny toe).

John Harvard

The following day we took advantage of the warm (well, relatively warm) weather to run along the Charles River, past Boston University to MIT and back.   I had to represent my own alma mater out there…


While in Boston, I also found out that our team got into the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, slated for April 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C.!   This is the inaugural year for the Nike race, and I’m so excited that the lottery worked out in our favor.  Let the serious training commence!  Happy Running!