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Monthly Archives: October 2011

A mostly wordless post for you.  Check out my chocolate cake-filled Halloween cake pops that I took to hubby’s office Halloween party.   Happy Halloween! ...

A lot of people have asked me what training plan I used while training for the Baltimore Marathon so I’m going to share it with you.  I’m also including my half marathon training plan that I followed for the MD Half Marathon and ZOOMA Half Marathon in the Spring.  The marathon training plan I came up with is based on the plan I used when...

My cousin ran her first half marathon in Atlantic City this month.  I’m so proud of her for running this race.  I’m really excited that I think she’s hooked on racing now as she’s already looking for another race to run .  I helped her out by sending her my training schedule (post coming soon with that!) for her race and she had great...

When I ran my first marathon I was 22.  I had just graduated from college, started my first real job and began my first semester of graduate school.  I was a different person than I am today.  In a lot of ways, I think I’m a not only a stronger runner today, but also a stronger person. After the Marine Corps Marathon, I did not run again for...

My first marathon – the Marine Corps Marathon – taught me a lot about what works for me and what doesn’t when I’m racing a long distance.  Because I learned so much from that race, I thought I knew what to do better for the Baltimore Marathon.  However, I learned quite a few more lessons from Baltimore than I had anticipated. You know...

As you may already know from reading about my training and my Baltimore Marathon recap, I ran the race with my wonderful hubby.  This was his first marathon and I’m very excited to share his experience with you.  Here is his recap:   My handsome hubby – the marathoner! The Baltimore Marathon was tough. It was without a doubt the toughest...

On Saturday morning, Zain kindly woke me up just before 5am so I didn’t need to wait for my alarm to go off.  After getting him back to sleep so he could have another hour of rest, I excitedly woke hubby up and asked him if he was ready to go run a marathon.  He was thrilled with my good mood so early in the morning.  I had gotten everything...

This morning, I went for my last run before the Baltimore Marathon on Saturday.  It was a solo run because it was raining and I didn’t want to take Zain out in this weather.  I couldn’t decide between running 3 or 4 miles so I sort of split the difference and ran 3.6. At the beginning, the rain was very light and felt great for running. ...

My first exposure to a marathon was years before I ran my first.  My high school field hockey team volunteered to work the water stop at the Baltimore Marathon.  I don’t remember exactly what mile marker it was, but I do remember it was mile 20-something.  One of our teachers was running the marathon and we were excited to see him pass us...