Saturday, September 30, 2017

Run to Switzerland

Today I got to participate in a really cool adventure - running to Switzerland.

How is that possible?

Well, we started at Potomac River Running in DC, and ended at the Swiss Embassy!

It was an international adventure that was barely more than a 5k.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Light at the End of the Tunnel

The last 18 months have challenged my identity as a runner. As I've dealt with the pain of hallux rigidus in my right foot and recurrent numbness in my left foot, there were many times I questioned whether I would truly ever think of myself as a runner again.

I am relieved and grateful to be able to say that I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I finally see myself as a runner again!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Nobody Runs Alone & Everybody Finishes

"Our friend and BFF Shawn Mullaney crossed her final finish line at 5:45 last evening. Shawn was the toughest woman I know and fought against her cancer with superhero focus and determination. Rest in peace, dear Shawn." - Molly

Sunday, April 16, 2017

"Social Media" Race Weekend Recap #CUCB2017

It feels strange not to be writing a race recap for the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run, so I decided to write a "Race Weekend" recap from my perspective as social media coordinator.

It may look long, but I promise it's mostly pictures! It was one very busy - but fun - weekend, as I posted away on Facebook & Twitter on behalf of #CUCB2017.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Course Guide: Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run (2017)

Are you running the 2017 Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run on April 2nd? Here is a mile-by-mile course guide to help you visualize and plan your race!

Prefer a picture course guide? Check out the Photo Run

Start Line 

  • You are here: Starting corrals
  • Photographer: There are plenty of MarathonFoto photographers in this area. Look for the yellow vests and make sure your bib number is visible so you can find your photos after the race  (see tips for good Cherry Blossom photos here)
  • Water: To the right of the starting corrals (assuming you are facing forward)
  • Tips: Head to your corral early to get to the front where congestion is less of an issue.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

A Special Lucky Leprechaun 5K

photo courtesy of Potomac River Running
Although I hadn't planned on running any races until I had rebuilt some of my lost endurance and speed, the Lucky Leprechaun 5K presented me with an opportunity I couldn't refuse.

I had the opportunity to run with a friend and experience her first 5K through her eyes.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Quick Catch Up

It's been over two months since I posted anything! Here's a speed round catch up on my running life...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Fairfax Four Miler Recap (2016)

I closed out my strange year of relatively little running & learning to manage hallux rigidus with one of my favorite races, the Fairfax Four Miler.

I love the party atmosphere of this New Year's Eve race, and sharing it with festive friends makes it even better.

We gathered a group of Reston Runners BFFs and named our team "Sass and Sparkle" - Shawn, Mechelle, Molly, Norma, Laura and me. We were missing Laurie, who was home with a cold.