• Cooper River Bridge Run, and tips for your first race

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    My grandfather recently turned 90, and my family decided to go celebrate with him in Charleston, S.C. And, since it happened to be the same weekend as the Cooper River Bridge Run (a 10K that includes a two-mile bridge connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant), we decided to run it.   My brother, Scott, was in […]

  • Eastergrams

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    I hope y’all enjoyed your weekend! We went to Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, where I managed to fall while running and bruise/scrape the heck out of my knee on Saturday morning… which resulted in me hobbling around the church for the baptism of Toby’s cousin’s baby girl. I also forgot my camera battery for the baptism, […]

  • Resolutions

    I know, I know. Resolutions are ridiculous, meant to be broken, recipes for failure, right? Well, they don’t have to be. Every year, my dad resolves to give up alcohol for the first quarter of the year. I think it may have started as a month, but it’s grown to several months. He doesn’t even […]

  • Outrunning the storm – Marine Corps Marathon 10K

    I’ve signed up for the Marine Corps Marathon 10K twice before. But this is the first time I’ve actually run it. In 2009, I had this weird foot situation and wasn’t sure if running would exacerbate it (I found out later it wouldn’t, but I also had to have several shots over a two-month period […]

  • Very slow running

    I was allegedly a pretty fast runner in first and second grade. I assume this was because my legs were longer than everyone else’s. But no matter the reason, those days are long gone. Nowadays, I’m the slow one. The one who sometimes has to stop and walk for a minute or so before returning […]

  • DC Cupcake Camp

    You may recall that Toby and I went to something called “Cupcake Camp” in Baltimore last year. It was low on organization, but high in cupcakes. This year, since we moved to Alexandria, I thought we’d try DC Cupcake Camp instead. It’s kind of hard to describe cupcake camp, because it isn’t actually camp-like at […]

  • Happy Shark Week!

    It’s Shark Week! You could celebrate with a new shower cap or bathing suit… Oven mitt or bottle opener…   Or bake up some blue Hawaii shark cupcakes… But whatever you do, make sure you keep an eye out for dorsal fins.

  • I heart the Olympics

    “Because while we might not all be cheering for the same country, we can all appreciate hot dudes.” So sad it’s over.

  • Crazy busy

    I’m really sorry. I know I’ve been gone for entirely too long. And it’s not for lack of things to post. It’s just that a lot has been going on. First there was this: Then there was this… and, of course, now there’s this: But there has also been pie, pretzel dogs and… more pie. […]

  • Croquet

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    Today was the 30th meeting of St. John’s College and the United States Naval Academy in an epic battle of… croquet. Yeah. And the midshipmen lost for the 25th time. The good news is there were a bunch of amazing outfits. For example: I had gotten a new, super cute Lilly Pulitzer dress to wear […]