The ODDyssey Half Marathon: Race Review

Why hello there! It’s a gloomy Tuesday here in Washington, DC, but I am hoping that a storm will help kill off some of the current humidity. Living in a swamp is no fun.   Sunday morning I was up bright and early around 5:20am. The night before, I laid out everything I needed: Tutu…

The ODDyssey Half Marathon: Pre-Race Day

Hello and Happy Monday! Yesterday was a big day for this girl over here–I ran my second half marathon! On Saturday morning, Chris and I left bright and early for Philly. The drive up there really isn’t bad at all if you don’t hit any traffic, which we didn’t (phew!). Even though I’ve seen this…

HappyShmab Update

Some of my favorite #100DaysofHappiness┬ámoments from the past couple of weeks (you can find me on twitter at @shmabbywolfe and search #happyshmab for my 100 Happy Days challenge): Day 22: Random GW tours with this guy. Day 23:┬áRegistering for my second half! Day 28: Dandelions (I usually call them Wishy flowers….). I always love making…

The Best Feelings During a Run

1. Getting to the top of a hill….especially a r-e-e-e-e-ally big hill 2. Reaching a new distance 3. Feeling your body push through a tough run. You ARE that strong, you ARE that fast. 4. Feeling REALLY good during your run, better than you thought you would feel, better than you’ve felt at that pace…

Running Lately…and Exciting News!

Hello again, friends! Running has been really exciting for me lately. Not that every step has been filled with fireworks and kittens but for the past 3 weeks, I’ve been consistently running, and that is very exciting to me. Also, the other day I ran NEGATIVE SPLITS! Without even trying. I am proud. I believe…