Race Recap: Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon

Off I go!

One of my goals for 2012 was to run a sub-2 hour half marathon.  The Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon was the race where I had hoped to do just that.  As race day approached, I didn’t know if it was going to happen.  I was doubting my abilities and if I really had it [...]

Stroller Running in the Spring

Stop whining mommy and give me more snacks

As a runner, I pay far more attention to the weather than those times in my life when I was a non-runner.  I obsess over the hourly forecast, the percentage chance of precipitation, wind chill, humidity, and other details that can affect how I dress for my run and how I expect to feel during [...]

Race Recap: Clyde’s 10K

Yup, I look like death

On Sunday morning, I ran my first ever 10K.  For some reason, I am drawn to the longer races – marathons and half marathons.  I have been neglecting the shorter ones.  I’ve only run a handful of 5Ks and never a 10K.  I was pretty stoked for an automatic PR, but I also had another [...]

A forced watchless run

I must admit, I did a pretty good job

For Easter, I made one of my favorite desserts that I get in Paris – les tartes aux fruit (fruit tarts, in case you can’t figure that out).  My tarts are pretty flippin’ awesome, I must say.  The crust is sweet and crunchy.  The crème pâtissière is like heaven.  And the fruit makes you feel a [...]

Race Recap: Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run

Okay, he's a little bit excited

On Sunday, hubby and I ran the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run in Washington, DC.  I had no goals going into this race.  I knew I could try to push my pace and “race,” but I didn’t want to.  I wanted to run alongside my husband and enjoy the scenery in beautiful downtown DC.  I [...]