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…

National Running Day: My Running Story

Good morning and Happy National Running Day! On Basno.com they created a badge that you can fill in that says why you run. Mine is below and you can customize yours here! I would love to hear why you run, so if you fill out the badge, please feel free to share it with me! I…

The Week Before

One week until my second half marathon! If you’ve been reading (it’s okay if you haven’t, promise), you know that I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis and IT Band problems, so my training hasn’t been as intense as I originally planned. As I start planning my week out, I wanted to consult the experts…

7 Miles Before 7am

HAAAAPPY Monday! Or should I say, Happy Cinco de Mayo?! Today is a day for margaritas. Yesterday I skipped my long run in lieu of gallivanting all over DC, and since I knew I was grabbing margaritas after work, I committed to waking up over an hour earlier than usual and completing my long run this…

Monday Morning Mad Dash

Happy Monday! I hope you are enjoying your week so far and had a great weekend. Here in DC the weather was absolutely gorgeous. On Saturday, we were able to spend the evening on a friend’s back porch. Please excuse the fuzzy quality of my pictures–the iPhone 4 camera does NOT like sundown. Our friend…

First Half Marathon: Check! Pre-Race Recap

Saturday I ran my first half marathon. It was amazing. I was up bright and early at 4am on Saturday morning because I was so excited and anxious that I couldn’t sleep. I think watching Revenge and foam rolling is a great way to wake up on a Saturday and a great way to spend…