Family Pictures and Mount Vernon

I’m not really sure how we got to Thanksgiving week so quickly.  I feel like school just started and now it’s Thanksgiving.  Which means tomorrow it will be Christmas so I better get my act together! In a rare moment of getting on the ball, we took Christmas card pictures over the weekend, ordered the…

Stomach bugs and tempo runs

It’s been a little rough around here lately.  We have a stomach bug sweeping through the house and so far, Sean, Lauren, and I have been hit with it.  It seems to be the hanging on kind in that even after the initial miserable stomach pain goes away, it hangs around making you feel off. …

My favorite miles

Happy to report that I survived my workout on Saturday.  It reminded me: hard workouts are much better when run with someone else.  Having my brother do the pacing and most of the talking was an enormous help to me.  I checked out our splits each mile but aside from that, didn’t look at my…

A couple 5k pictures and Halloween

I really need to be more aware of photographers when I’m racing. Why yes, this 11 year old did pass me right before the finish line. And no, I didn’t want to hurt him.  That is my, “holy cow this hurts, I never want to run another 5k” face.  But I’m sure his parents were…