Category Archives: Virginia

5 Upcoming Races I'm Excited to Run

5 Upcoming Races I’m Excited to Run

I had to take a long hiatus on my running due to my pregnancy. I did not have the energy to run while pregnant, so it has been about six months since I’ve been really active. That is about to change, though, because I have a lot of upcoming races to prepare for!

My race schedule for the year is filling up, and I am especially looking forward to the following races.

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5 Reasons to Run the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon

I’m excited to be an official blogger for the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon! I ran the half marathon in 2016 and thought the race was awesome! This year I will be walking the 10k (I was originally going to tackle the full marathon, but I will have just had my first child). The Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Double Marathon, Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k, and 1-miler will be taking place on April 22, 2017 in Roanoke, Virginia. It is looking to be fun and challenging day!

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Five Favorite Winter Activities in the Washington, D.C. Area

It is finally after Thanksgiving and that means that it is officially the holiday season! I am not traveling at all this holiday season, so I will have lots of time to relax and enjoy all the festive offerings around the Washington, D.C. area in December. Here are my Five Favorite Winter Activities in the Washington, D.C. Area: 1. Gaylord National Harbor ICE ICE at the Gaylord National Harbor is always a fun activity. Ice-loving master carvers  from Harbin, China spend nearly a month of 12-hour shifts inside a…

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Vegan & Gluten-free at The Omni Homestead

I recently attended a conference at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. I had previously visited The Homestead back in 2013, and I was interested to see how the food situation had changed. Vegan & Gluten-free at The Omni Homestead My package included breakfast and dinner each day of my stay. If you eat at a non-buffet, you get an appetizer, entree, and dessert. I arrived on the first day about lunch time and was starving because I skipped breakfast. I headed towards the…

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DCRRC Women’s Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K

The first race in the DC Road Runners 2016 Bunion Derby races was the Women’s Distance Festival 5K and Run After the Women 5K. The Women’s Distance Festival race was for women only and started at 7:00pm at Bluemont Park in Arlington, VA. The Run after the Women race was for all the men. They started 15 minutes after us.

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