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WOTD August 2-8, 2015

8/8/15 Got AT IT today on the bike.  Long ride day with nutrition practice.  GU (chocolate peanut butter) gel to start my ride, GU (salted caramel) at mile 7.  I should’ve pushed this second GU to around mile 9, then another at 20, which is about…

The Giant Acorn Sprint Triathlon

Another sprint triathlon in the bag! Today was the Giant Acorn Sprint Triathlon, held at Lake Anna State Park in Virginia.  It was an absolutely gorgeous venue with a lake swim out and back, a rolling hill bike, and a trail-road one loop run. Nathan had an event he…

Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai – YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon 2013

The Pohanka Nissan/Hyundai – YMCA Colonial Beach Sprint Triathlon was held this past weekend, on Saturday July 13th in Colonial Beach, VA. The start was at 6:50AM, so we had to leave home in Arlington at around 4:30am (way too early for this!). Nathan and I entered…

Naylor’s Beach Sprint Triathlon

Yesterday I achieved another goal – I completed a sprint triathlon and became a triathlete. This goal was not easy to come by, and it did not go smoothly.  There were days before the race I just couldn’t train anymore, and a lot of mentally frustrating workouts.  My…

Showers, Color, and Skins!

This past weekend was jam-packed. Saturday Nathan, mom, and I drove down to Charlottesville for a wedding shower at his family’s church.  We had a fabulous time, and everyone was so very generous to us!  It was a little hard, because I didn’t know very…

DRPC Horse Trials & the Run for Justice 5k

Back to the fun of crazy weekends! Saturday I volunteered at the Difficult Run Pony Club Horse Trials at Frying Pan Park as a jump judge.  This is my last year with the pony club (I age out at the end of the year), so I’m trying to…

13.1: You have been owned!!!

DONE friends, DONE. This past weekend was the Charlottesville Marathon/Half Marathon/8K/Kids Mile in the downtown area of Charlottesville, Virginia.  My running partner and I have been training for about 4 months for the Half Marathon, which is 13.1 miles of rolling Charlottesville terrain. Friday I was…

8k… DONE!!

Today was the St. Patrick’s 8k in downtown, DC.  It was also my very first legitimate running race, and the debut of “Team Noob-A-Roo” (though we only had 3 people so it didn’t count!).  I’m ultimately thrilled about how my…

Happy (Rany) Leap Day!

I hope everyone is having a good “Leap Day,” as it only comes around once every four years.  Apparently if you were born on February 29th, you are called a “Leapling.”  Learn something new every day 🙂 According to Wikipedia.com: “In the British Isles, it…