Monthly Archives: April 2012


Yesterday’s Foxfield races were just as fun as they always are (and as you can see I chose the orange dress :-)). Tons of food and fun. And drinking. I’ve been recovering all day and still feel off. Hoping tomorrow … Continue reading

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Southern Derby Prep

This is the weekend us wahoos (UVa students and grads) look forward to all year long. It’s the Foxfield Races!!!!!!! Foxfields is a day-long event on Saturday in which everyone gets dressed up in their finest Southern derby gear and … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day!

First off, thank you so much for your thought-provoking comments on yesterday’s post! I do think that runners support each other and welcome newcomers for the most part. I just wanted to highlight a trend (that may be growing) and … Continue reading

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Inclusivity in the Running World (aka The Comparison Trap)

“The marathon is too hard a race to waste energy hating your competitors.” –Frank Shorter Bear with me. There is something that has been bothering me lately. It has to do with what I perceive to be a judgmental attitude … Continue reading

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I wanna punch 12 miles in the face

You can probably tell by this post title that I wasn’t seeing unicorns, hearts, and flowers  during my 12 miler on Sunday. It wasn’t that the run itself was bad per se. It’s that I was really grumpy before running … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle – “On the Road Again”

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend of running and/or relaxing 🙂  I’m Becky, Claire’s twin sister, and I’m back with another guest post as part of my “Back in the Saddle” series, which highlights my experiences … Continue reading

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Mail Freebie

Look what came in the mail! My free long-sleeve technical shirt I got for being one of the first 2,000 to register for the RnR LV in December 🙂 Wohoo! Now I have the motivation I need to get out … Continue reading

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Sophie’s 6th Birthday

It’s a very special someone’s birthday. She’s 6 years old to be exact. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOPHIE! I can’t believe another year has gone by and my sweet little nugget is celebrating yet again (check out the tribute to a birthday … Continue reading

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New Job, Gym & Space Shuttle Sighting

This week I started a new part-time research job in D.C. Just kidding, I like it a lot so far. I’ll be splitting my time between working in the District and Charlottesville, which I kind of like. It gets me out … Continue reading

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Gosh Golly I Needed That

A weekend long run that capped off a great week of running and a couple of fun nights out with friends! 1) First, the running. This past week has been pretty good on the running front. Although I felt like … Continue reading

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