Checking In

I'm bacccckkk. After a bit of an unintentional hiatus because my computer's logic board crapped out, I'm back to blogging. So what have I been up to since I last checked in? Well I've still be running here and there, sticking with my summer plans of running 3-5 miles between 3-5 times per week. I will admit, both of those numbers have been on the lower end. It's been a lot of 3 milers, about three times per week. I met up with the blogger formerly known as Meganerd on Friday, and we did … [Continue reading]

Discount Code for 10K Across the Bay

Hey friends! So I'm working as an ambassador for the 10K Across the Bay again this year (even though I didn't actually get to run it last year because I was injured...womp womp!) But, I'm super pumped to run it this year! So if you'd like to join me, I have a discount code you can use to register for the race that will get you a $5 discount on the registration fee. All you need to do is enter AMBMILCETICHJ15 as the promo code during registration. The race sold out quickly last … [Continue reading]

The Coolest Thing I’ve Done in DC

It's been a busy couple of weeks around these parts, with some major grad. school summer class deadlines, hence the radio silence. I'm hoping things will settle down in the next couple weeks, but in the meantime, I just wanted to pop in and tell you about the coolest thing I've done since I've lived in DC. Last Friday night, a friend of mine had an extra ticket to the Evening Parade at the Marine Corps Barracks in DC. The Evening Parade features performances by the President and … [Continue reading]

Doing All the Things Outside

I am not what you would call an "outdoorsy" person. You will certainly never find me sleeping in a tent in the woods, but in the summer, I love to spend time being active outside. This weekend I may have overdosed on the outdoor activity time just a little bit. We already know I kicked the weekend off with a Friday evening 5K. I followed that up with a softball triple header on Saturday, which was beyond exhausting, but of course, so much fun. We won all three games that we played, and … [Continue reading]

That Time a Squirrel Attacked Me After the DC Pride Run

On Friday evening, I ran the Pride Run 5K. The race is in its third year, and it's one of the many events that are part of the Capital Pride Celebration each year. It was also 80's themed. Hence all the neon in this post. Girls in neon before the race. Emily, me, Sarah, Meghan (Photo from Emily) But before I get to talking about the actual race, which I ran with a bunch of friends and coworkers, let me tell you about how I was attacked by a squirrel after the race. So this race offers … [Continue reading]

2015 Baltimore 10 Miler Recap

On Saturday, I ran the Baltimore 10 Miler as the second leg of the King Crab Challenge (running the Frederick Half, B10 and the Baltimore Half all in the same year). I have such a love/hate relationship with this race. Well actually, it's probably a lot of love with only a teeny bit of hate. I love the location, the organization, the swag, the lake on the course. I hate the hot and humid summer weather and all the hills. This year, we actually got pretty lucky though with the … [Continue reading]

Sports, Miles, Books and Looks of May

Ok, I know I'm super late getting this post up since we're pretty solidly into the month of June by now, but I figure better late than never right? (Plus I'm totally blaming that work trip to Memphis that just threw off my schedule earlier this month!) May was one of those months where I felt like I blinked and it was over. It was super busy with work projects, tons of softball and my summer class starting. Sports Softball. So much softball. I've got three leagues up and running now, so … [Continue reading]

Walking (and Running) In Memphis

So last we left off, I was in Memphis. I was mainly there for a work trip attending a conference, where I got to give a little speech on Wednesday and accept an award. My former colleague nominated me for the government communicator of the year award, and I somehow won. Don't ask me how. It's a really big honor, and I still don't really believe it happened, even though I have a nice piece of hardware to show for it. Normally, I'm not a huge fan of work conferences, but I have to … [Continue reading]

Happy National Running Day from Memphis

Happy National Running Day from the banks of the Mississippi River! I'm down South this week for work, and have been spending some time exploring the city of Memphis by foot (because really there's no better way to see a city). Memphis skyline selfie I spent the day yesterday walking all over downtown. I strolled down Beale Street, grabbed dinner at Rendezvous BBQ, saw the famous Duck March at the Peabody Hotel and even hauled an Uber to and from Graceland -- because I mean if … [Continue reading]

Running Shoe “Market Research Findings”

So last week, I mentioned that for my MBA class this summer, I needed to do some market research about people's shoe buying habits. Hello brand new Mizunos I'm taking a class on advertising and promotion strategy, and my final project is designing a campaign for a local business. We got to pick the business. I picked the local running store. (I'm sure this surprises no one). The first part of the project was the market research part. We had to interview 20 potential or current … [Continue reading]