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…

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…

IT Band Woes…I’m Stuck in Virginia

My Memorial Day consisted of the fabulous breakfast at Open City, followed by a run. I saved the entire day for my long run, and while i was slightly dreading it due to the heat, I was also excited to get 10 miles in. When I set out at 11:30am, it was about 80 degrees, sunny,…

Things I’m Loving Friday (seven)

Ahoy there, friends! It’s time for another Things I’m Loving Friday. I skipped the past couple of fridays because there wasn’t anything particularly NEW I was loving…so I felt it would be a little repetitive. I was also in Portland last Friday, so I was too busy exploring to write a post. You can find…