Monday, April 29, 2013

We Run DC: Inaugural Nike Women Half Marathon D.C. Race Recaps

“I am incredibly proud to be a part of the first Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington, D.C.,” said Benoit Samuelson, who joined runners in a moment of silence prior to the start of the race to honor the victims of the Boston tragedy. “Now more than ever, it’s important that we continue to unite as a running community. We all run for different reasons, but today we are 15,000 strong, running with all our hearts to celebrate women and to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.” via Nike, Inc.
Thanks Nike, Joanie & Shalane!
My iPhone Videos from We Run DC

67 / 1,386 
(F 40-44)
1,088 / 15,000+/- 
5K 25:59
10K 51:40
15K 1:18:18
20K 1:44:46
FINISH 1:50:22

In the process of writing my own story...
In the meantime, some links to other stories...
(Listed alphabetically according to blog)
'Ama Runs - Nike Womens Half Marathon DC 2013
And She Runs - Nike Women's Half Marathon
BB to 79th - Nike Women Half Marathon Recap
Blurring Edges - Race Recap Nike Womens Half Marathon DC
The Chicken Scoop - Nike Women’s Half Marathon DC Race Recap
Chronicles of KT - Nike Women's Half Marathon DC 2013
Community Runner's World Blog - Nike Womens DC Half Volunteer
The Curvy Road Runner - Race Report Nike Womens Half Marathon DC
DRRunner - 15,000 Women and a Few Good Men at the Nike Women's Half
The Edit by Meg Biram - Running the DC Nike Women Half Marathon
Foodosaurusrex - Running with Friends Nike Women's Half Marathon
Fix My Labrum - Race Report Nike Womens Marathon Half DC
Frugal Beautiful - Nike Women's DC Race Recap Tiffany Obsessed
Fueled by LOLZ - Nike Womens Half Marathon
Get2Fit2Quit - Weekend in DC Nike Womens Half Marathon Recap
The Great Dana J - Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC'
Lindsey Likes To Run - I Ran DC NWHM Recap
Live Do Grow - Finishing Nike Womens Half Marathon
Live Laugh Eat - Nike Women Half Marathon DC Race Recap
In Love and Peanut Butter - Nike Women's Half Marathon DC
Mama Deak Speaks - We Are Runners
Mama Deak Speaks - Nike Women's Half Marathon Washington DC
Meg Runs with Mickey - Nike Women's Half Marathon: Washington, DC
Mon Amour - Nike Womens Half Marathon Race Report
MSPrun - NWM DC Recap Part 1
One Foot There - Nike Womens Half Marathon Recap Part 1
One Foot There - Nike Womens Half Marathon Recap Part 2
Our Personal Records - Quick Update Nike Womens Half Marathon DC
Pumpkin to Princess - Runner Inspiration from Joan Benoit Samuelson
Runner Ritsa - Recap coming soon
Runners Tales - Weekly Workouts
Running Bun - Nike Women's Half Marathon DC Recap
Sidney Street Runner - Nike Women Half Marathon DC
Shiawase Life - Race Recap 2013- Inaugural Nike Women Half Marathon DC
The Tiny Runner - Nike Women's Half Marathon Recap
You Signed Up for What?? - Race Report Nike Womens Half Marathon DC 2013
Yum Run - Race Report Nike Women's Half Marathon

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Running Thoughts After Boston Marathon

Seen on my 1st run since Boston...

Who can you HELP today?
Who can you INSPIRE today?

How have you been affected by Boston? Were you running? Were you cheering? We were both there and grateful to be OK but our hearts still ache and we want to help those who need it most. Thanks @LeahCville for compiling this list of Boston Marathon victims' fundraising pages and news links.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Our First Boston Marathon

"You didn't have to hear or witness the explosions to feel their horrible effects. I'm so grateful I was spared the knowledge of what was happening until after I was safely with my kids and twin in our hotel. I hope there will be ways we can show our support for those still in the hospital and with months of recovery ahead." @LeahCville

"Thoughts are with injured & their loved ones. May they receive support for long-term physical & emotional recovery process." @TwinsRun

We're still trying to find the words to write our stories about our first Boston Marathon. In the meantime, we'd like to share these words written by others.

Boston - A grim reminder that all that we love is a gift -- not a given
By Jennifer Van Allen, Runner's World

Joan Benoit Samuelson - Boston Will Stand Tall
By Aimee Berg and Roxanna Scott, USA TODAY Sports

By Dimity McDowell, Another Mother Runner (AMR)

The Runners' Spirit and the Human Spirit
By Jay Scott, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

Specialists say wounded psyches also need healing
By Lisa Wangsness

Mental Fallout from the Boston Bombings
By Elspeth Cameron Ritchie

Boston Blasts A Reminder Of 'The Fragility Of Life'
By Alix Spiegel

Victims of explosions are facing a long road ahead
By Michael Levenson

6 False Things You Heard About the Boston Bombing
By Dana Liebelson and Tim Murphy

Bloody Visions: What Would the Boston Bombing Look Like in the Google Glass Era?
By James Poniewozik

Tragedy in Boston: One Photographer’s Eyewitness Account
By John Tlumacki

A Photographer’s View of the Carnage: “When I Look at the Photos, I Cry”

Tuesday, April 16, 2013