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Shamrock TowneBank 8k

Shamrock TowneBank 8k

It was great to be back in Virginia Beach! I had my eye on these races for a while and was so tempted to do one of the challenges, but I ending up deciding not to do it. I kicked off the start of the race season with the Rock ‘N’ Roll DC Half Marathon just the weekend prior. I am making it a goal this year to not over do anything and at least TRY to not get injured (keyword try!). I…

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Rock ‘N’ Roll DC Half Marathon

Rock ‘N’ Roll DC Half Marathon

Race season has officially begun! I kicked off the start of the season with the Rock ‘N’ Roll Half Marathon in DC. This was my second time running a race with the Rock ‘N’ Roll series and I was very pleased with the Virginia Beach races last Fall. This was actually my first time running in the heart of DC. The city is my least favorite place to run, but it was a good opportunity to see DC without the…

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Christmas Town Dash 8k

Christmas Town Dash 8k

My last race of the year (and also my first 8k). I was worried I was not going to be able to do this race since my full marathon put me in crutches for a good 2 weeks.  I was also in physical therapy at the time and was doing my best to recover from the amount of running I succumb myself to. I was surprised after getting my MRI results that my doctor told me I would still be able run this race….

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Richmond Full Marathon

Richmond Full Marathon

  Oh boy, my very first FULL Marathon! Yes folks if you’re reading this, I SURVIVED!!! Now I apologize for the tardiness of this post. I recently relocated and started a new job and dare I say it, I was stuck in crutches again (for a bit). Yes….. I know…… For those of you who are keeping track, I was just in crutches after my half-marathon in September, but I can happily say that I am back to walking (and running) again….

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Newport News Massive Medal Half Marathon

Newport News Massive Medal Half Marathon

My last half marathon for the year! Now I almost did not do this race because I had a full marathon to run on that upcoming Saturday so I am sure you can understand my hesitancy. When I was at the Virginia Beach Rock N’ Roll Expo back in September they had a table set up offering the lowest price entry into the race. When I saw how massive the medals were that were laying on the table it made me want one! They don’t…

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Fall Classic Half Marathon Charlottesville

Fall Classic Half Marathon Charlottesville

My very first sponsored race! Wow, I was in shock that someone actually believed in my ability to possibly one day become an Olympic runner (we shall see about that!). I woke up really early for this race at 4 am. I could not sleep much anyways and I like to take my time getting ready in the morning and not feel rushed. My pre-race breakfast included oatmeal with a little bit of all natural almond butter and 100% whole wheat toast…

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Rugged Maniac

Rugged Maniac

Another fun obstacle run. I almost did not do this race because I had a half marathon the very next day. My friend was supporting a high schooler who had lost a lot of weight and invited me to tag along (I just couldn’t say no!) I figured since it was just a 5k my friends would take it easy and I would be just fine. Here is us pre-race before all the mud and goo. It was very cold…

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon

Oh man I know I am so behind on this post. I was quite frustrated with this race because I could barley walk when I finished and I ended up being on crutches (ugh a runner’s worst nightmare!). I was too upset to blog about it (I do apologize!). Better late than never, right? My knee had been bothering me for some time now. My trainer told me it was runner’s knee and that I needed to reduce my mileage….

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Virginia Beach Rock ‘N’ Roll Mile on the Sand

Virginia Beach Rock ‘N’ Roll Mile on the Sand

My first remix challenge! I figured it couldn’t be too bad doing the mile on the sand the day before the Half Marathon, right? This race was very different compared to anything I’ve run before. I never really ran on the sand (plus I don’t think many people do). I live about 2 hours from the beach, plus trail running is way more fun anyways! Before the race someone was telling me that some people believed the mile on the…

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Virginia Spartan Super

Virginia Spartan Super

Oh man and I thought the DC Spartan Sprint was bad! Boy was I in for a treat. “The Ultimate Goal is to really peel their muscles back like an onion,” said Jim Snyder, Director of the Reebok Spartan Race. He also calls it the Wintergreen Death March. I could not have said it any better myself. This was my toughest race yet and never have I been happier to see the finish line. The Virginia Spartan Super was located at the…

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