Turkey Trot 5K race recap and the Winter 100 Challenge


Last week, we ran the informal Turkey Trot 5K in our neighborhood on Thanksgiving morning.  It’s not an official race, but it has become a fun neighborhood tradition over the past few years.  Last year, I “ran” the race while 30-something weeks pregnant and it took me about 37 minutes.  Not terrible considering that I [...]

Race Recap: Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

A race with views like this should not be missed

The Woodrow Wilson Half Marathon was supposed to take place in early October, but was postponed due to the government shutdown.  The date change happened to work out in our favor though because we celebrated our anniversary (12 years since we started dating back in high school) the day before.  We usually celebrate every year [...]

Single stroller running and my first obstacle race


I thought I’d find more time to blog once Zain was back in school, but it turns out that this little guy keeps me quite busy in the mornings. Usually he takes a morning nap, but it doesn’t give me much time to get a whole lot done.  Sometimes we spend his nap running. I’ve [...]

Race Recap: Musical Madness 5K

Mommy, I am not impressed with your time

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 Recap: More Fitness Half Marathon


On Sunday, April 14, I ran the NYRR More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Half Marathon in Central Park – my first post-baby #2 race at almost 4 months postpartum.  I knew I was in for a tough race because of the fact I’d only run 3 times in the 2 weeks prior to the race because of [...]

“Race” Recap: Turkey Trot 5K & Shower Pill Review

I ran a (very slow) 5K at 33 weeks pregnant

On Thanksgiving morning, hubby, Zain and I made the long quarter of a mile trek to the meeting spot of our neighborhood informal Turkey Trot 5K.  Since I assumed we’d just be walking, I figured, why not sip some hot coffee along the way? When we arrived at the starting area, I was really impressed [...]

A mud race, a tricycle and a tantrum


On Saturday, hubby and 2 of his cousins ran the Warrior Dash in southern Maryland.  This was my third weekend in a row of being a race spectator; I didn’t mind sitting this race out since it meant not getting muddy. It took us about an hour and a half to get to the race [...]