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Rain, Rain & More Rain

12 Oct

I don’t think I can take anymore rain. We needed it. I get it. The ground was dry. But come on! 4 days? Gloomy? Depressing? Blah…

A friend of mine said it made her feel cozy. Cozy? Yeah if you don’t have a 4 year old, errands to do, and a party to get ready for. I want to open the windows. Air this joint out.

On the bright side…the Baltimore Marathon is on this morning! This is the first time in years that I haven’t been in Baltimore running. I’m kind of happy. I love Baltimore but ready to experience other places and hopefully get to travel and make weekends out of running. If anyone has an suggestion for an awesome girls weekend with a half marathon involved…shoot it my way.

Anyway – I have to go clean and be pissed at the rain and gloom…

How does rain make you feel? 

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Choosing a Fall Marathon

22 May

Per my self-promise a fall marathon is in my future. Now the question is…which one?

Baltimore Marathon v. Philadelphia Marathon

 

 

 

 

 

Pros for Baltimore:

  • Local Race
  • Have run in the festival last 2 years
  • Cool Medal & Swag
  • Awesome finish in the stadium

Pros for Philadelphia:

  • Cool City
  • Flat
  • Number of Runners (10k+)
  • Getaway Weekend with D

Obviously I’ve never run a marathon before. I’m a virgin. So I need guidance.

What’s the most important thing you look for when choosing a marathon?

Soul Searching = Changing it Up

15 Aug

I have really enjoyed some of the shorter distance racing that I did this summer (5k, 8k, 10k) and working to increase my overall speed. I will publicly say that I did not enjoy running the Half Marathon this past Spring (shame on me).  I put way too much pressure on myself and it took a lot of the enjoyment out of running and racing. I want to be able to relax and laugh. Not over analyze the course, my paces, heart rate etc. There are times for that and this just isn’t it for me…not now.

Anyway, I have decided to change my Baltimore Half Marathon to a Marathon Relay Team. This will be my first relay and I’m STOKED! We will be a mixed team (2 guys / 2 gals) and also be entering the Corporate Cup with 3 out of 4 of us working for the same company. Right now it looks like I will be the second leg which starts at the Art Museum and ends at the Maryland Science Center. It’s one of the longer legs at 7 miles but I’m feeling pretty confident that I’m gonna rock it.

Check out the sweet finishers medal:

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