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Photo Friday: Silver Spring Earth Day 5K

On Monday, I mentioned briefly that I ran the Silver Spring Earth Day 5K on April 30. I told you how I ran with Katie, and how we chatted our way through two easy 9-minute miles to start off, then … Continue reading

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Redefining victory: Silver Spring Earth Day 5K race report

I have a secret. Even though I signed up for the race the day before, even though I have only been allowed to do cardio for three weeks following a forced six-week hiatus after wrist surgery, even though I promised … Continue reading

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Post-race report: Earth Day 5K

For a review of today’s Silver Spring Earth Day 5K, I’m going to refer everyone to my DC Running Examiner page. For those interested in knowing how their favorite middle-of-the-packer finished, read on … Let me start by saying that … Continue reading

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Race preview: Earth Day 5K in Silver Spring

Earth Day is almost here, and with it, its mandate to do something fun, enriching and crunchy-granola outdoors. Thanks for the Silver Spring Earth Day 5K, sponsored by Pacers Silver Spring, I’m covered on all counts. The inaugural race starts … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: The 2011-2012 ski season edition

In high school, a clerk at a Banana Republic in Shrewsbury, N.J., gave me some of the best life advice I’ve ever received. I had tried on a few skirts, and was wistfully eying one of them, a flowy green … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: The ‘other people’s marathons’ edition

Running a marathon is an emotional roller-coaster. There’s meaning attached to every mile, and while it’s incredibly motivational to know what you can do, you usually finish with some doubts: Could I have gone faster? Run stronger? Run negative splits? … Continue reading

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Race report: Crystal City 5K Fridays

After I ran what I initially considered a disappointing 5K time at the Silver Spring Earth Day 5K on April 19, I promised myself I’d be more patient as I plotted my comeback to full activity. I decided that if … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: the ‘living in the moment’ edition

For the past week and a half, ever since I got to trade my cast for a splint, I have been going through my own personal “couch to 5K” training plan. Even after six weeks of no cardio at all … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday: the “talismans of hope” edition

It’s hard to believe that just three weeks ago, I was writing a post about how I found motivation from the idea that I was fit enough to not only enjoy hours upon hours of fresh powder skiing, but to … Continue reading

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Stuff I love right now

I thought about filing this mishmash of a list under a “motivation Monday” post. But this isn’t necessarily stuff that motivates me; just stuff I’m digging like a ditch at this moment in time. They’re mostly runner/swimmer/athlete-themed—some more loosely than … Continue reading

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