5 Things to do in DC in the spring

by MCM Mama on February 26, 2015

OK, maybe I’m jumping the gun. After all, I didn’t get to run yesterday because the kids had a snow day. Yes, I got a walk in and I shoveled snow, so it’s not like I didn’t move, but I’m still in search of a 13 mile run. (Didn’t happen on Wednesday because I spent the day transporting cellos and a bass. Long story, but the short story is sometimes being a mom comes before being a runner.)

Anyways, I’m linking up with the Friday Five with Courtney, Mar, and Cynthia for five things it’s fun to do in the spring in Washington, DC.

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Emotional First Aid Kit

by MCM Mama on February 26, 2015

Last night I sat down after a long day of running around and happened to read Carla Birnberg‘s post.  She is one of my favorite people I’ve gotten to know in the blog world and her posts often make me think. Yesterday’s post was about what she and her daughter would put in their “emotional” first aid kits.  I loved how her daughter immediately knew and that it was totally different from Carla’s choices.

It got me thinking.  What would I put in my emotional first aid kit?  

  • Running shoes – This one is kind of a no-brainer.  I suffered from postpartum depression with my first child and running helped me turn the corner. To this day, anytime I’m struggling a short, easy run can put me back in a place where I can cope with whatever is going on.

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Tips to get moving when your motivation has left the building…

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I admit it – some days I just want to crawl back in bed rather than put on 5000 layers and head out the door or find a way to run indoors. I’m tired of grey skies and icy paths and running an entire run without ever getting warm. Intellectually, I KNOW that winter will […]

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Crazy weekend + Skirt Sports Happy Girl Skirt Giveaway

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I admit it. I’m over winter. Take my Wisconsin girl card, send me south, and call it good. Ok, maybe it’s not that bad, but I just could not convince myself to run outside on Friday. I.just.could.not.  So, I ran 8 miles on an indoor track. 8 laps per mile. There are only two good […]

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No excuses + 5 races to run in the DC area

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This week has been one of the more challenging weeks I’ve ever had while training in the winter. I think I got really spoiled the last two winters or maybe I just took to my treadmill more. Or maybe it’s that I’ve surpassed the half marathon distance for my long runs and I haven’t had […]

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How to organize your workout clothes

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I thought I was organized. After all, my shoes looked liked this:

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TOTR: Tips for buying a treadmill

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Treadmills. Some people love them. Some people hate them. I’m actually pretty neutral. Sometimes I’m in the mood to run in place, some days the thought of getting on makes me ill. So, Patty, April, and I  decided that this week’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run would be treadmill tips. Seems pretty timely with […]

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Tips for running when it’s below freezing

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Virginia has decided it wants to be a Northern state.  I’m kind of crabby about it because why should I have to run on 100* 99% humidity days in the summer and in negative windchill in the winter.  Must we really have both extremes? Anyways, Friday wasn’t so bad – I got in a nice 3 miles […]

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5 things to love about rest day

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Rest day. The day we all love to hate.

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All about that skirt #likeagirl #teamskirt

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Because you know I’m all about that skirt, ‘Bout that skirt, no chafing I’m all ’bout that skirt, ’bout that skirt, no chafing I’m all ’bout that skirt, ’bout that skirt, no chafing I’m all ’bout that skirt, ’bout that skirt Yeah it’s pretty clear, I ain’t no size two But I can race it like […]

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