2014: My year in racing {link-up}

by MCM Mama on December 18, 2014

Last year, I successfully completed 13 half marathons in 2013. Barely. As in, I ran the last race in December and would have DNS’d it if I hadn’t made that goal.  But, I admit, hitting the goal was pretty awesome, so of course I raised the bar for 2014.

I decided I’d run 14 half marathons in 2014!

But wait, there’s more! Not only was I going to run 14 in ’14, I was going to run 13 of those 14 in 79 days to reach Venus status with Half Fanatics (which I must admit is a pretty arbitrary goal. Who really cares what my Half Fanatic level is?)

But I did it! I hit Venus and then ran my first international race in Ireland. Plus one in Wisconsin. And another in West Virginia. And I have one more to go.  17 in ’14 for the win!

Just for the record, there will not be 15 half marathons in 2015. I’m not even sure I’ll run 15 races in 2015.

But I digress…

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Tuesdays on the Run: Year of Running

by MCM Mama on December 16, 2014

I didn’t plan to participate in Miss Zippy’s Year in Running post this year, because I have a number of “wrap up” posts coming in the next couple of weeks.  However, Patty, April, and I decided to make this a free week and I couldn’t resist since I did this in both 2013 and 2012.  I enjoyed reading the older posts, so I’m doing this for me – so I can look back again next year.

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1 weekend, 4 events

December 15, 2014

It’s Monday. I’m tired. So, I’m linking up with Tara for a Weekend Update. We had an insanely fun weekend that included a Moms Run This Town holiday party, a meeting at Mad Fox Brewpub, and two Christmas parties. I don’t often need a weekend to recover from my weekend, but this was definitely one […]

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Five awesome things to do in DC in the winter

December 12, 2014

I love living in the DC area in the winter.  Generally, the weather is cold, but bearable, so it’s a great time to get downtown without the huge numbers of tourists that we see during the summer.  We tend to hit a lot of the museums during this time period, but it’s also a great […]

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WIAW: Hello Fresh Review and discount code

December 10, 2014

We have been in a major food rut here. I’ve pretty much been cooking the same things over and over again, despite the beautiful recipes I have pinned over on Pinterest. So, when Hello Fresh agreed to send me a box to review, I was happy to take the opportunity. Get 25% off to try […]

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Tuesdays on the Run: Will Run for Bling!

December 9, 2014

Obviously, running for bling is a topic near and dear to my heart.  After all, my blog is called “MCM Mama runs for beer and bling.” And since I wrote about beer (cupcakes) yesterday, today is a good day to talk about bling with Patty and April and all of our awesome #TuesdaysontheRun participants. Do […]

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DuClaw Brewing Sweet Baby Jesus Cupcakes

December 8, 2014

Yes. I made cupcakes using DuClaw Brewing’s Sweet Baby Jesus beer and they were AH-MAZ-ING! Backstory:  I have a friend who loves beer more than I do (yes, it’s possible).  He’s also a better cook and a better runner. So, when we got invited to his and his wife’s holiday party and, when I offered, […]

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#Elf4Health Gratitude

December 7, 2014

Today, the challenge for Elf 4 Health was to create a 20 things gratitude list.  I thought I’d share it here.

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Five Favorites Friday + some housecleaning

December 5, 2014

How is it Friday again?  This year is just flying by and I haven’t even ordered anyone a present yet.  All I have are the boys’ pajamas that I buy them every year at Christmas.  That.is.it. Oh, and I have 2 pairs of wool socks coming for Beer Geek, but we don’t exchange presents, so […]

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Thinking out loud

December 4, 2014

I apologize in advance for the mind dump that this post will be.  If you’d like to read something coherent, pop on over to Eat Pray Run DC where I’m sharing 5 things I’ve learned in 20 years of marriage. (And if you like that, you should check out how marriage is like fitness…) Sometimes […]

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