An Update on the Foot Situation

Well friends depending on how you look at it, I either got good news or bad news about my foot last week. If we're looking at it as good news, my foot isn't broken. The X-ray was clean. There's no stress fracture and my doctor things I should still be able to train for and run the half marathon in March. If we're looking at it as bad news, I have a stress reaction injury in my second metatarsal -- basically right under the ball of my foot. This means it's extremely painful for me … [Continue reading]

RnR DC Half Marathon Training Week 3

Thanks to those of you who commented yesterday about what could be going on with my foot. It seems a bit better today, though I did spend a decent amount of time rolling my foot over a tennis ball in case it is the start of plantar fasciitis again. Week three was another pretty good week of training -- though I could have done without some of the brutally cold days. More days in the 50s please. I did make one switch to the training schedule last week to fit in my long run on a day … [Continue reading]

A Bruise on the Bottom of My Foot?

So yesterday afternoon when I was running errands, I noticed I had this weird pain on the bottom of my right foot. I don't know how to describe it other than it felt like I was walking on a bruise that had developed on the ball of my foot. It wasn't a sharp pain or anything like that, it was more just this annoying thing that happened every time I had to push off that foot to take a step. There's definitely no visible bruise on my foot, but last night it was a little tender if I pushed on … [Continue reading]

RnR DC Half Marathon Training Week 2

Well if week one of training was easy breezy because I was on vacation, week two of training was manageable because I suddenly realized what it was like to have free time again. Juggling just work and training and the occasional social event is so much easier than juggling work, training, social events plus class, homework and group projects. I honestly don't think I realized just how much time school used to suck up until this first week back at work. I basically feel like I can breath … [Continue reading]

RnR DC Half Marathon Training Week 1 Recap

Well week one of half marathon training is in the books, and I'm happy to say I nailed every workout on the calendar. Starting my training program the week I was on vacation between Christmas and the new year turned out to be a brilliant idea. My workouts were the only major responsibility I had each day so it wasn't very hard to make sure I made the time for them. Plus it let me build up some nice momentum to start this round of training. As I mentioned in an earlier post about this … [Continue reading]

Looking Back on 2016

As we get ready to ring in a new year at the stroke of midnight tomorrow, I feel the need to take a minute to look back on the previous year. I went into 2016 full of hope and optimism for what was in store this year. But by year's end, it seems like I might be one of the few people who didn't think 2016 was completely the worst. Yes, in many ways on the national level, 2016 seemed to have a lot more downs than it did ups. Some of those downs will probably have some longer lasting … [Continue reading]

Half Marathon Training Day One

My training for the Rock N Roll DC half marathon kicked off today. I went to bed last night really excited to wake up and run this morning. It's been so long since I've had the time and mental space to actually focus on training well for a race. I ran a couple of half marathons during grad school, but the training always ended up being pretty pathetic. I would start with the best of intentions, but then schoolwork would become overwhelming, and I'd struggle to get even the most minimal … [Continue reading]

Relaxing in the Dominican Republic

When I had about two weeks left in this last semester of grad school, I decided I deserved a nice, relaxing vacation to reward myself for the last 2.5 years of blood, sweat and tears that it took to get my MBA (with a 4.0 GPA, I might add). So, I found a silly cheap deal on CheapCaribbean and booked immediately. And then last Sunday, I hopped on a couple airplanes and parked myself on the beach until last night. It was glorious and perfect timing since DC got hit with a polar vortex … [Continue reading]

Where I’ve Been Running This Semester

Hi friends....does anyone still read this thing? After my sporadic blogging over the last 2.5 years, I wouldn't be surprised if the answer were no. But, I finished grad school last week (praise the Lord!) and so I should have some more free time on my hands for fun things like workouts, reading, trips and writing about it all. I can't promise I'll go back to blogging five days a week (who has the time to read that much anyway?), and I'm still trying to figure out what a good cadence … [Continue reading]

Freedom 5K Recap

On Saturday Meghan and I headed to President Lincoln's Cottage to run the Freedom 5K. This race is in its third year, but this summer was the first time I'd heard of it. I always get excited when I find a new race in the DC area to run. After living here for more than a decade, it's rare that I come across a new race to try. President Lincoln's Cottage is a bit off the beaten path compared to other major DC sites, and I had never been there before, but getting to race on the grounds … [Continue reading]