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Beth (i run like a girl)

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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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Fit(ter) in 15: Week 2 by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running January's challenge is this full-body strength training challenge Monday/Thursday: 100 push-ups Tuesday/Friday: 100 squats Wednesday/Saturday: 100 crunches H ... Read on »
In my kitchen: Ultimate winter couscous by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's 9 degrees outside in DC today. Perfect weather for dinner that involves roasting... (Really, any excuse to turn the oven on is a good excuse on a day like today.) S ... Read on »
Fit(ter) in 15: Week 1 by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running January's challenge is this full-body strength training challenge Monday/Thursday: 100 push-ups Tuesday/Friday: 100 squats Wednesday/Saturday: 100 crunches H ... Read on »
Fit(ter) in '15! Twelve months of fitness challenges by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Every year I set a list of goals. Last year my sole fitness goals were ...join a local running group, and survive the first year of baby-hood. (That second one is harder t ... Read on »
Summing up 2014 by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This post is brought to you by the letter B and the number 2014. Best run? I'm not sure I'm running often or regularly enough to be able to recall a "best" run... ... Read on »
You might be a mother runner if (2014 holiday edition) by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You might be a runner if... (holiday edition) All you want for Christmas is... a jogging stroller that isn't so heavy. All you want for Christmas is... for your bab ... Read on »
The best DIY Halloween Runner Costumes by Beth (i run like a girl) Posted in: Blog Posts in Running It's dress up dash time of year! Here are a few of my DIY Halloween costume favorites over the years... As you can tell, I like a costume with a bit of irony, and I refu ... Read on »
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 »