A Workout Week in Review {Blogmas} Day 9

It has been ages since I wrote a weekly workout recap. Why? Because *crickets*. I’ve taken a lot (I mean a lot) of time off post marathon, running in particular. Lately I’ve been working on getting my groove back – where’s Stella when you need her? With an adjustment to the training plan I developed for the Shamrock Half, training officially commences this week!!   12 Days {Blogmas}

Also at Courtney’s gentle nudging I joined the DC Road Runners Club. This is exciting for a number of reasons the least of which is more races at little to no cost. So with that this past week is to be celebrated because I feel like I’ve gotten myself back on track.  Continue reading

Under the Zoo Lights {Blogmas} Day 8

DC is so amazing during the holiday season as evidenced by my running holiday trees tour earlier this week. For Day 8 of {Blogmas} I am taking you Under the Zoo Lights at the Smithsonian National Zoo. 12 Days {Blogmas}

If you have never heard of or been to Zoo Lights, basically the entire zoo is converted to a holiday wonderland full of lights. The zoo is open from 5-9 pm all aglow though the exhibits are closed. The one thing I love about the National Zoo (and all museums in DC) is it’s FREE! Perfect place to visit any time of year.  Continue reading

Friday Five: Holiday Traditions {Blogmas} Day 7

Happy Friday everyone! Christmas is now less than a week away and I’m still in awe at how fast the year has gone. Join me, Courtney and Cynthia for this weeks Friday Five topic: Holiday Traditions. As I think back to past Christmases, I can’t help but smile at some of the memories. I’m looking forward to heading home again to Pittsburgh and spending more time with my parents and ‘Burgh friends.

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Thinking Out Loud v5: Giving {Blogmas} Day 6

Welcome to Day 6 of {Blogmas}. And since it’s Thursday I am also doing a little Thinking Out Loud, a linkup hosted by Amanda at Running with SpoonsThinking-Out-Loud2

It’s hard to believe that in one short week Christmas will be upon us. In just 7 days most of us will probably be waking up to gifts, hot breakfast and family. It’s an exciting holiday that I look forward to every year. As I’ve gotten older though Christmas has taken on a different meaning. Simply making it home safely and soundly is all the present my parents seem to need.  Continue reading