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Monday Morning Musings: My Taper Madness.

Now that it’s fall, or marathon season, Taper Madness is sweeping the nation.  (Not to be confused with Tapir Madness.)  The Taper is the decrease in miles run in the three weeks prior to a longer race, such as a … Continue reading

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Hello, September: 5 Reasons I Love the Fall

Labor Day is upon us.  The wonderous three-day weekend that brings with it the end of summer.  And while I do love summer, fall is my favorite time of year.  Fall in Washington, DC brings: Cool, brisk weather.  I love … Continue reading

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Well, that was new.

So, yeah. We just had an earthquake. A nice little rumble that got the whole building lifting up and down and then it started swaying. At first I thought – “Who’s doing construction?!” but then, everyone started peaking their head … Continue reading

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Hot. And lots of it. (Friday Top Five-adjacent)

I’m not going to lie – it’s been tough to get motivated to do anything this week when the temperatures in the Washington, DC, area are hitting record-breaking numbers and there are hyperthermia and air quality alerts right and left. It’s pretty … Continue reading

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And so it begins…

This week, I have officially begun training for the Marine Corps Marathon, which will be on October 30 this year – a mere 139 days away. (Not that I’m counting) I had my first “long” run today – it was … Continue reading

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See wildlife! Right in your living room!

So I forgot to share that yesterday, as I was using the little girls tree in the forest, a short-eared dog ran in front of me. Not a dog with short ears – a short-eared dog. It’s apparently very rare … Continue reading

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Pto Maldonado – Work Days 1&2

The last 2 days have been exhausting! Let’s just say working for an entire day is a lot tougher than I expected. My day 1: waking up in a foreign country, breakfast with your guide, hit the road by 8:15am, … Continue reading

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