Sports, Miles, Book and Looks of February

I truly have no idea where February went. Going into the month, I knew it was going to be extremely stressful. I had three straight weeks were I didn't have a single free evening. It was all work, school and other commitments. Plus the weather was just awful all month, which made for some truly miserable days. This picture pretty much sums up my month. Bad weather and lots of school. SPORTS It's March! Which means we're only weeks away from tournament season starting! The Terps … [Continue reading]

Half Marathon Excitement

A couple of weeks ago, I threw down the registration fee for the King Crab Challenge. (That's the Frederick Half marathon, the Baltimore 10 miler and the Baltimore Half). Run all three in the same calendar year and you are rewarded with some sweet swag. Register for them all at once and you save some money on the registration fees. I love swag and cheaper registration fees, and I was pretty excited to do all of these races this year anyway. They are some of my favorite long distance races in … [Continue reading]

Running All the K’s in Sleet

Yesterday Pacers held the St. Patrick's Day 5K, 10K and Double. It was the first time in years this race had been held, and it was on a brand new course, which was super exciting because after living in DC for a lot of years and running a lot of races here, it's hard to find a course I haven't run. Pre-race selfie because it seemed mean to ask someone to take off their gloves to take our picture I had signed up for the Double with Meghan, and Emily had originally signed up for the 10K, … [Continue reading]

Sarah’s Taco Salad Recipe

Guys, I've got a real treat for you today. My friend Sarah is a phenomenal cook. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and come up with new fun recipes, and over the years, she's made me countless dinners and birthday treats. Me and Sarah at a Terps game So when she told me she had a fun recipe that she thought you all might be interested in and asked if she could share it, I was all for it! So Sarah, take it away! --- So, just like 1/3 of Americans, I made a New Years … [Continue reading]

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy birthday to my beautiful momma, best friend and partner in crime at more races than I can count! I'm sorry your birthday falls on Ash Wednesday this year. Doesn't really allow for much in the way of celebrating. Baltimore Marathon 2006 (The race where it all started. Don't mind my closed eyes, I had just finished my very first marathon) Baltimore Half in 2010 Rock n Roll Philly 2009 or 2010? Baltimore half 2012 Nike Women's Half DC 2013 … [Continue reading]

Presidents Day Weekend Odds and Ends

Hi friends! Things got a little crazy at the end of last week with some work and school deadlines, and I kind of fell off the face of the Earth on the blogging front. So I figured I'd do a quick catch up on my Presidents Day weekend shenanigans. We've been in some horrible arctic freeze in DC lately, where the highs are in the single digits, and with wind chills the temps are in the negatives. It makes me want to pick up and move to Florida. But the crappy weather has at least given … [Continue reading]

MBA Math Meltdowns

We're going to start this post with a fun little story. (And by this I mean fun for you and probably embarrassing for me). Nerd alert: When I was a kid, I would come home from school every day and immediately want to get my homework out of the way. I'd sit down at the kitchen table and try to finish it as fast as possible. School always came pretty easily to me as a kid (did I mention I was a nerd?), so this was never really a problem. Here's my high school AP English class. We were … [Continue reading]

Love the Run You’re With 2015 5K Recap

Yesterday I ran the Love the Run You're with 5K with a bunch of my friends. Debbie, Emily, Meghan, me and Megan post-race I did this race a few years ago and it was about 8 degrees with the windchill. Luckily this year the weather was much more agreeable. Megan, Emily and me freezing our butts off in 2012 For a few seconds I even considered wearing half tights. Flat Jess wanted half tights But then I made a race morning decision to opt for long ones, which I think was … [Continue reading]

Stress, Running and a Red Fox Review

The last few weeks have been hard. I've struggled to find a balance between work and school and workouts and life. Starbucks and my I survive my days One of my classes this semester is really tough and very time-consuming. At work, I'm in the middle of a couple of high-priority, tight-deadline projects. My stress levels are up to the point where I can feel knots growing on knots in my back and my workout time has been diminishing to make time for class and … [Continue reading]

Sports, Miles, Books and Looks of January

I always say I'm going to be better about tracking my workouts and the books that I read, and I've made feeble attempts in the past but never really stuck with it. Amber does these fun recaps every month that I love reading, and I'm hoping maybe I'll love writing them just as much as I love reading hers. We'll try, and see how it goes. SPORTS The winter is definitely the off-season for me in terms of my rec league sports, but I am playing in a volleyball league this winter. Sadly I … [Continue reading]