injuries, personal

The onset of AP season

­Hello blog! This morning me and my dad did the same thing we did last week–we biked for 30 minutes while watching HIMYM and then ran the usual 12 to Union Station. It was ridiculously cold for April. I should not have to wear my super super warm running gloves in springtime, but it is what it is. After we…

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personal

Disney recovery weekend

Obviously I am very sad about no longer being in my true home (Disney World), but it is kind of nice to be back to my regular routine! Still, it’s not everyday you get to hug Buzz Lightyear. Anyhow, me and my dad ran the normal 12 mile route this morning and it was windy as HELL. Luckily, the wind…

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personal, veganism

my disney graduation trip!

Last night I flew in from Orlando, and my wonderful Disney spring break vacation came to an end. Here’s a recap of all the awesome things I got to do: WEDNESDAY 3/23 Exercise: none Activities: 6:30 flight to Orlando, car rental, Universal Studios, grocery store, Noodles&Company, hotel room. This was one of the longest days of my life–I had only…

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marathon training, personal

Post-marathon week

Hello blog I was happy to discover this week that I wasn’t all that torn up from last week’s marathon! My blister has healed up nicely and apart from some residual soreness and knee pain, I am no worse for the wear. School this week was stressful as always, but at least I have Disney to look forward to!! Three…

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Less than a week until marathon #2!

Yesterday marked one week until my second marathon–the Rock n Roll DC next Saturday (I know, how weird is it that a race is on a Saturday?) This morning, me and my dad were supposed to do 8, but we did another 12 because we are overachievers. I am super excited for this marathon even though I know the second…

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marathon training

Easy peasy lemon squeezy 12

It is so cool to have gotten to a point in my running career than a 12 mile run is basically nothing! Me and my dad did the usual 12 today (my favorite route) and it was quick and casual and fun. Short runs have pros and cons, though. Pros: no Saturday night stressing, more time efficient, easier Cons: less…

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marathon training

20 miles…and the taper begins!

Me and my dad did a really good 2o miler today in DC with two Hanes Point loops (and I didn’t even die!) He told me the plot of a crazy book to keep me entertained. We had no serious pains, there were plenty of bathrooms, and the weather was BEAUTIFUL. It was abnormally warm–it was like 55 degrees at…

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marathon training

another treadmill substitute!

It was far too cold this weekend to run outside (well, it was possible, but probably highly unpleasant). It was about 5 degrees, but felt like below zero. Plus it was windy. So, me and my dad hit up Planet Fitness. My schedule calls for 12 this week (a baby taper, since next week is the mighty 20 miler). My…

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19 miles can be fun

Today I ran 19 miles with my dad from Bethesda to DC. We had no major pains (lots of little ones though) and it all went pretty smoothly. Even Hanes Point was tolerable! Unfortunately, I did not see as many dogs as I had hoped (but I did see many cardinals! I think cardinals are a very magical good luck…

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