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Beth (i run like a girl)

California
I travel extensively for work and play. I explore new cities by running my way through them. I have been a runner for more than a decade and a coach for a few, not professionally, but as a passion. For most of those years, I have been a mid-pack runner, but every once in awhile training... Full Bio
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The good, the bad, the ugly (and the COLD!) by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running The GoodRunning to work when the temperature is a chilly 50 degrees. The BadFollowing that run with a COLD shower at work because the water heater broke. The UglyHavin ... Read on »
Acing the pace! by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I RAN A 7:53 MILE THIS MORNING! And... I followed it up with 3 more for an 8:07 overall pace!!! I started to write this post as a long reflection on my return to runnin ... Read on »
Apple cake tries to go Paleo by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running apple oatmeal bread It is no secret that my favorite autumn treat is pumpkin oatmeal bread . But... this year we went apple picking, and with two refrige ... Read on »
Last week... Sick baby ... by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last week... Sick baby Work "issues" Drainage problem in the basement that requires a very costly repair This week... Morning sunrise over the Potomac 4.5 mile r ... Read on »
Random acts of kindness: pay it forward chain headlines by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night baby boy woke every 90 minutes, and partway through the night we had a house-related catastrophe (don't ask) that kept me awake through what little sleep I migh ... Read on »
Rants and Raves by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running RAVE: I have three things to rave about this week 1. I watched a man offer his seat on Metro to a mom and her kid. This occurred one stop after another rider offered a s ... Read on »
(re)Becoming a Runner by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I ran through my first two trimesters of pregnancy, but by 27 weeks my ligaments were too loose to keep running safely. I took several months off of running for my third tri ... Read on »
What running looks like with an 8 month old by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My Facebook wall today: Fastest mile I ever ran? Maybe not. But the lightning sure put some pep in my step on the commute home tonight! That's the kind of running milesto ... Read on »
Lessons from a 5k by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running First post-baby 5k lessons When you're coordinating your race around baby feeding and nap schedules, a 30 minute delayed race start is completely unacceptable I'm no ... Read on »
Multitasking to the extreme by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning... I ran a mile with my husband. To catch a Metro train. We combined "couple time" with commuting with a workout. (Multitasking takes on a whole new meanin ... Read on »
Training for two: postpartum fitness by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running BB's little baby feet... My last prenatal "training for two" post went live on November 7th. A few days later I walked 4 miles before heading to the hospita ... Read on »
Liquid sunshine by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This morning the rain was pouring. Rivers of water threatened to overwhelm the storm drains in Alexandria. Still, I laced up for a run. Not just any run. My FIRST r ... Read on »
Summing up 2013 by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This post is brought to you by the letter Z and the number 2013. Hubby and I have run an Independence Day 5k every year since we started dating. We kept th ... Read on »
Training for two: How to lose 15 pounds the (not) easy way by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here's my advice on how to lose 15+ pounds the (not) easy way... Swell up with edema in the last weeks of your pregnancy, then deliver a happy, healthy 8 pound baby. Betw ... Read on »
Book review on the run: The Blind Masseuse by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running A couple of weeks ago I received a preview copy of a new travel memoir, The Blind Masseuse: A Traveler's Memoir from Costa Rica to Cambodia , by Alden Jones ... I rav ... Read on »
Training for two: week 40 (are we there yet?) by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Aaaannnnd we're overdue!  Friday: 2 mile walk Saturday: 2 mile walk + lots of yard work raking leaves and digging a swale for drainage in the back yard... Yes.. ... Read on »
Training for two: week 39 by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running 39 weeks down... This weekend is baby's due-date. Keep your fingers crossed that my workout this weekend involves lots of ab exercise!  Friday: 1 mile walk  ... Read on »
Weekly roundup: Halloween edition by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love:  Halloween potluck ! HALLOWEEN SUGAR HIGH Wonder how long it will take to run off tha ... Read on »
4 things no one tells you about being pregnant by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Image courtesy of Victor Habbick / FreeDigitalPhotos.net So... you think you know about pregnancy? You've heard all about weird food cravings, mornin ... Read on »
Weekly roundup: Friday potluck by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Welcome to another installment of the weekly roundup we all know and love:  Friday potluck  and it's Marine Corps Marathon weekend! WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE? My favor ... Read on »