Memorializing in Maryland. Run 50 – Run to Win

Memorial Day is not Veteran’s Day. Confusing the two is like eulogizing Grandpa when he’s going in for a dental cleaning. Right audience, wrong occasion. For the most part, holidays are joyful. (Enter tacky reindeer theme sweater here.) Living near DC is especially fun during major holidays like Veteran’s┬áDay, Forth of July, and when Congress […]

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New England – Part 2 of 2 – Girls on the Run! Run 50.

There is something magical about New England. Home to Norman Rockwell, the Kennedys, quaint towns like Hingham, MA where my father had a church for several years when my siblings were young… It’s warm and inviting even on the coldest days. And there are some very cold days. Like last week in Vermont – May […]

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New England – Part 1 of 2- Run to Win – Run 50

Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine. I need to start out admitting I missed New York. There are 3 reasons why. First, I ran out of time. Second, I ran out of money half way through New Hampshire. Third, I was traveling with not one but TWO preschoolers. This leads me to the […]

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Camp’n in New Jersey – Run 50

Over the river and through the woods To Grandmother’s house we go. The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh Through white and drifted snow. I grew up in New York. Every Monday we would leave our Rock Bound Highland Home and head over the river and through the woods for dinner with my […]

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North & South Carolina

I’ve finished the Southeast and the Mid Coast Atlantic on my journey to run a road race in all 50 states to honor my father and his battle with Parkinsons Disease. Sometimes when I’m tired or sore I wish I had decided to do a movie marathon instead. Or a 50 state vineyard challenge. Or […]

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The Delaware Easter Bunny

Cherry Blossom 5k in Wilmington, Delaware 9:30am on a Saturday. This was a blah race. Not because anything bad happened but because nothing happened. I didn’t run faster or harder or grow stronger. I didn’t make friends or enemies or intentionally trip the sorority girl running in a hot pink tutu and “i run for […]

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Flowers, Friendship & Functional Fitness

This week, my last week at my little flop house in Florida, I took a much needed break to rest my body and my mind (heavy emphasis on the mind.) But not running a USATF road race doesn’t mean I can watch the Bridget Jones trilogy eating Ben & Bernie & Jerrys. I had crap […]

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