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About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...

Overseas Adventures–Races in Stockholm and Oslo

In December, my readers heard from my friend Laurel as she shared her first marathon experience in Helsinki, Finland.  Today she continues Part II of her story with two more running adventures!  After reading these, I can understand why people get the bug … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Sleep, energy and weight loss are three of the most talked about health challenges of which we all desire to have more. If only we could just snap our fingers and get what we want. Advertising inundates us with magic bullets to help us … Continue reading

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Reflections of 2016

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe that we are almost a full month into the new year. If you are anything like me you approach January with anticipation and hope of all that is in store. There is nothing … Continue reading

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Running Smart: Tips for Everyday and Travel Adventures

I am sharing my running safety tips with Vegas.com to keep the conversation going.  And while it’s a topic I do think about at times,  I also know that I could be a lot smarter on my adventures. When I … Continue reading

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Getting to 26.2 after 13.1

I am thrilled that today’s guest spotlight hails from my workout buddy and friend, Laurel!  We recently ran a 10-mile trail race together and in recent years she has ventured into the marathon and ultra-marathon world. This is the first of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Trots and Hearts of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is such a great holiday! It’s a time for thanking our blessings and surrounding ourselves with loved ones. This month I’ve been posting every day on social media something of which I’m grateful. Some of the prompts have seemed … Continue reading

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Calling All Turkey Trotters!

Right before Halloween someone told me that this was the skinniest most Americans will be for the year, meaning that as we approach the holidays (and as the weather gets colder and we begin to hibernate) our diets and exercise … Continue reading

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