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Yup, Still Fun — 2012 All American Road Race

First things first. I’m really in love with my bike, and I’m so happy to be at the point where I can’t wait to ride, where I’m excited to get my ass kicked by fast boys, where I’m getting my money’s worth and then some with my recent investment. Also, I’m the proud owner of … Continue reading

Pack Mentality: 2012 Jeff Cup Women’s 4 Race Report

[I’d like to interrupt your regularly-schedule blogging hiatus for a not-really-that-important update. Sorry.] Well, y’all, I raced my bike this weekend, and the world did not end. SPOILER: In fact, it turns out cycling is a whole hell of a lot of fun. I’ve been dickering and dithering about road racing for quite awhile now. … Continue reading

Christmas Caper 5K Race Report

It seems fitting that the first and last races I did this year were 5Ks, an event I have very little recent experience with and a pretty strong dislike for. Spoiler: The 2011 Christmas Caper falls under the “oops, I PR’d” category but doesn’t quite hold the same sense of accomplishment as a race that … Continue reading

In The Footsteps Of Legends

There are a few places in the world that could be considered pilgrimage sites for runners. The track and stadium in Olympia, Greece, site of the ancient Olympics: The Olympic stadium in Athens, Greece, host of the first modern Games in 1896: The Boston Marathon finish line, arguably the Mecca of marathoning: And in April … Continue reading

Three Things Thursday: Offseason’s Coming

1. You guys, I ran a 1:30 half marathon last weekend! Every time I think about this I get excited. Post-IM fitness WHAT UP. On the slight downside, my body is still a little bit mad at me, probably not helped along by my first boot camp class in months. But the off-season goal is … Continue reading

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Savannah Half Marathon Race Report

Subtitle: So *This* Is What It’s Like To Be Fast I’m prefacing this post by saying that this was always meant to be a fun race. It was the inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll in my hometown and my whole family signed up to run. As a post-Ironman event, I had no intention of doing any … Continue reading

Three Things Thursday: Hello Fall!

1. I really really really love fall. Leaves, pumpkin EVERYTHING, a sweat-free walk to work, all great things. Rachel wrote a wonderful post this week about fun fall activities, of which I plan to partake in many. The other best thing ever about this season is that it offers perfect riding weather. A little chilly … Continue reading

Waterman’s 70.3: The Spectator Report

Until this past weekend, I had never watched a triathlon. Raced in more than a few, but never spectated. I know. So when given the opportunity to watch my friends race just miles outside of D.C., how could I say no? I headed down to Indian Head, Md. first thing on Saturday morning, super excited … Continue reading

Ironman Wisconsin 2011 Race Report

A little more than a year ago, I had a team of people sitting at their computers, ready and waiting to help me register for some far-off crazy race in Wisconsin. The sheer volume of hits to Active.com that day caused the server to crash, and WTC closed registration only to reopen it a few … Continue reading

IM Race Day Tracking

If you’re really, really, SUPER bored on Sunday, you could spend a few hours tracking me as I make my way through 140.6 miles in Wisconsin. I know more than one of you might be planning to have cocktail hour(s) while watching race splits. [That’s a lot of mimosas and glasses of wine, ladies. Just … Continue reading

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