When I started running as a high school freshman, I had no idea it would turn into an integral part of my day-to-day life. A few tough practices and a race or two, and I was hooked.

Since then, I’ve moved from the casual 5K to half and full marathons. I picked up triathlon a few summers back, and as of September 2011, I’m an Ironman. In 2012, I’ll be taking what I’ve learned over the past few seasons and focusing on smart training, strategic racing, and upping the ante on performance. Fun (and challenging) times ahead, y’all.

This blog interweaves a few of my passions — training, racing, travel and food, for example — and how they drive me crazy yet keep me sane. It’s my ups and downs, a record of my achievements and a way to stay accountable when things get tough. And they will get tough.

So stay with me for photos, recipes, race reports and more.

A few details: I’m a DC resident but a Savannah native (with dreams of moving Out West), a journalist by day but a health/wellness nut by night, a life-long Blue Devil, a conversational Russian speaker and the eldest of three girls.

Things I like: my Garmin 310XT, early morning workouts, DC’s 14th St, kitchen gadgets, solo travel, brunch, books, color coding, Versus cycling coverage, Riverview, collecting bicycles

Things I dislike: cold weather, icy roads, slow drivers, junk email

Follow me on Twitter: @emilyannDC



2 thoughts on “About

  1. Do you get in any open water training in before your triathlons? My friend Adam takes me to Seneca Lake and kayak’s behind me so that I don’t get run over by boaters and wears my Garmin so that I know how far I have been. If you’re ever interested in joining this summer, let me know.

    P.S. My name’s Nate and I am new to twitter and just started following you earlier today, and I like your food recipe’s. Always looking for good new food.

    Posted by Nathan Goodman | April 11, 2011, 4:12 PM
  2. Hey there!! I’m excited to ‘meet’ another DC-area runner/triathlete! I live in Alexandria and am doing a half ironman this weekend (well, hopefully, I have a foot injury that I am hoping will hold up, but we’ll see:/). And hoping to maybe do another marathon in the fall. Good luck with your training!!

    Posted by Erin @ untilyoutri | May 11, 2011, 9:26 AM

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