Tag Archives: Races

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 Ultra Marathoners Crazy Or Sane? Depends Who You Ask

Less than a week ago I was on the beautiful trails of the Prince William Forest Park in Triangle, VA for a little stroll called an ultra marathon. Reflecting back to the day, I’m still in a bit of shock … Continue reading

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I Am Spartan!

What do thousands of people who wake up on a Saturday morning to run through the woods, crawl through mud under barbed wire and jump over burning logs have in common? They all have a little crazy inside of them. Clearly … Continue reading

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Triathlon Redemption

I often wonder what it is that drives me to sign up for races.  They require you to wake up early–and by early, I mean anything pre-5 am!  But I’m not the only one; races across the country have taken … Continue reading

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Cooler By A Mile

As a kid, my family and I vacationed in Avalon, New Jersey.  So many fond family memories stem from the many years we spent down the shore.  And still to this day just driving that direction brings a calmness and … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom 10-Miler

Last Sunday’s Cherry Blossom 10-miler in Washington, DC marked a great start to the racing season!  The temps were in the high 40’s creeping into the 50’s, the sky was blue, the cherry blossoms were just starting to bloom, and … Continue reading

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Facing the Triathlon (Part II)

It was a slightly chilly, but overall pretty mild 65-degree race morning.  I had my pre-race meal (whole grain waffle with peanut butter) in my stomach and I was headed to the race site.  First stop—the transition area.  I did … Continue reading

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