half-marathon training – Day 2

by Deena on August 3, 2016

30 minutes of Strength Training and Stretch was the workout plan for today. I decided to change things up a little by taking a Barre class at one of our local exercise studios.   Barre is a low impact workout combining ballet, weights and Pilates.  The goal is lengthen muscles and increase flexibility.  The class started with […]


Here I go again…

by Deena on August 2, 2016

I truly have a love/hate relationship with running. I love the idea of running.  A cool breeze blowing my hair back as I place one foot in front of the other.  The freedom of taking a narrow path to well anywhere… The sense of accomplishment after finishing a hard run. The reality is much different. The reality […]


The Everyday Road to a 10-Miler – Week 1

by Angela on November 14, 2014

The last time I ran more than 3 miles was March 2012.  Let’s do the math…2 years and 8 months ago.  A lot can happen in almost 3 years, but in my case, not much happened on the running front. I just stopped. The race I ran was an awesome race.  It’s one of the […]


Hot Chocolate 15K, National Harbor

by Angela on December 7, 2011

This past Saturday was the DC Hot Chocolate 15K which, converted to something I can understand, is 9.3 miles.  However, according to many who ran the race, the route was technically only 9.1…not that I was complaining because I was hurting, oh, by mile 6!  But in reading Facebook comments, many did feel jipped, and […]