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Joan Benoit Samuelson: A Marathon Legend Speaks


By Alix J. Shutello        I immediately recognized Joan Benoit Samuelson when she walked through the door at the Potomac River  Running Store in Reston, VA yesterday. A small crowd of 20 or so came to the running store on a Friday evening to see this epic runner speak about her life, the Olympics that made her famous, family life, and how … Continue reading

Supermoms, Keep Running


If you are a running mother, running keeps us sane. At least it does for me. The accomplishment of a good work out keeps me from blowing up (less I might add) at my kids, who always seem to harrass me the most when I am on the computer. Continue reading

Cherry Blossom 10-Miler a Wash


Today I woke up at 5:30 a.m. and looked out the window. Conditions were unfortunately, just as the Weather channel had predicted.  It was wet, cold, clammy, and dark.  I needed to mentally prep myself now not only to run 10 miles, but to run those miles in less than favorable weather.   I considered … Continue reading

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