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Category Archives: races

Last Thursday, my husband asked me if I wanted to run in a 5K in our neighborhood on Saturday.  My immediate answer was “Hell no, I’m too slow for a 5K.”  I’ve been wanting to hold off on running a 5K until I can improve my pace a little.  I haven’t run an official 5K race in 2 years.  The last one I ran was the Baltimore Women’s Classic...

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 ambitious goal – to maintain a sub-9 minute pace for the...

Ready to race! Waiting for the metro into DC Hubby is ready to rock the half marathon (which he PRed with a time of 2:09; I’m so proud of him!!) Big mistake number 1 happened before the race even started.  Upon arriving in DC on Saturday morning, I realized I forgot something.  I knew I would forget something that I needed to bring...

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...

Sunday, June 5, 2011, I ran the ZOOMA Half Marathon in Annapolis, MD.  It was my third half marathon and I had high hopes of setting a new PR.  The race was only 3 weeks after the MD Half Marathon so I was feeling well-prepared for the distance.  However, I did not feel all that prepared for the course because I was unfamiliar with the area...