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!


SOME Turkey Trot!

22 Nov


Our team, the Rupert Rascals, came in 9th place for fundraising! Over 10k participants raised $400,000! Thanks to everyone who supported our team. We had a wonderful time!


Running with the family!

6 Nov


We had a great time at the Acumen Race for a Cause. All of us are looking forward to our next family race: the SOME Turkey Trot 5k. Hope to see you out there!


Northface Endurance Challenge

2 Jun


Super time competing in the Northface Endurance Challenge today! The course was muddy, but we all hung in there and finished with respectable times. More photos/recap to follow. My biggest lesson: I have to invest in good trail shoes!


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!


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!


GW Parkway Classic! Getting ready for 10 miles!

22 Apr

On the Pacers buses, heading to Mt. Vernon for the start of the GW Parkway Classic…one of my favorite 10-mile races.  The rain held off for most of the race!


Mike’s first half!

17 Mar


Mike rocked today’s half marathon with a time of 2.09!


Making My Own Granola

21 Feb


Wild honey+rolled oats+chopped pecans. Bake at 300 degrees until golden, stirring every 10 minutes!  I apologize for the awful, awful photo…but the oven was hot and I was trying to balance the tray, take the shot, and avoid making a very sticky mess.


More Running for Me!

8 Feb

Got some great news at the doctor’s last week!  The latest sonogram showed remarkable (in my words, MIRACULOUS) improvements, so the surgery is off and we’ll continue to monitor status and CA125 levels (which were still a bit elevated) over the next few months.  I am absolutely thrilled with this latest development, and would like to thank everyone for the kind words, thoughts, and prayers. 

This has definitely been a tough time.  For those of you who know me personally, you know that I’m an intense worrier…so the combination of alarming news from the doctor, and several hours (alright, days) spent surfing medical websites raised my anxiety levels significantly.  Luckily, I’m back to running (still at a reduced rate) and releasing stress.

Earlier this week I did a slow and easy 5 miles, taking advantage of the amazing weather in the D.C. area.  In anticipation of the Northface Endurance Challenge (scheduled for June), I incorporated a couple miles of trail running into my workout. 


Roosevelt Memorial, in the Center of the Island

No need to travel far for a good trail…I simply ran Mt. Vernon trail to the Teddy Roosevelt Island and did the large loop.  For more information on my route, click here.  If you’ve never had a chance to run/tour Roosevelt Island, you’re really missing out.  It’s a super little sanctuary in the middle of a big urban area, perfect for running, hiking with the kids, or relaxing with a picnic lunch.  We LOVE it! 

Thanks again for everything, and happy running!