8 miles – why didn’t I wear wool?!

This morning started with a grumpy Hannah. And nobody likes a grumpy Hannah. I snoozed my alarm. I think I have only ever done this once before. Damn running groups and accountability! The… Continue reading

Another benefit to being part of a running group

I ran this morning for the first time in 23 days! I made my way into DC and met up with my group for a little less than six miles. The marathoners did… Continue reading

Why I started running.

People frequently ask me why I started running and, depending on my mood, I give different answers. I started running 6 years ago. For my 19th birthday, I asked my dad for running… Continue reading

Goal Races for 2014

I got a little extra excited about racing the last few months and have lots of races I want to do this year! I’m currently registered for a marathon, 10 miler, half marathon… Continue reading

My love/hate relationship with track

So, I’ve written a couple times that I train with a running group and I really like it. They offer three group workouts a week so, if you want to and it fits… Continue reading

75 Minutes of Yoga?!

What?! That’s right! I ventured down to the Dupont Circle location of Studio DC last night for a Gentle Yoga class. Thanks to Active Life DC I have a 5 class pass to… Continue reading

Cold runs and egg sandwiches

This morning’s “long” run was a bit different than usual. Because of ice and snow, the route was changed and we ran for time instead of distance. I think we ended up doing… Continue reading

Swimming is awesome!

Last week I wrote a post about why swimming sucks. And it really does sometimes. But so does just about everything awesome, right? But it’s also pretty great. The first time I went… Continue reading

2014 Goals

Anyone who knows me well knows I think New Years Resolutions are silly. If you want to improve something, why wait until the New Year?! Start now! Well, I guess now is the… Continue reading

Traveling and Running

So I’ve been traveling for more than a week now. Wowza. It’s been fun, but I’m ready to sleep in my own bed tomorrow night. I’m pretty proud of myself that I’ve run… Continue reading

Why swimming sucks.

Or, more accurately, why chlorine sucks. I try to swim twice a week. Twice a week swimming = my skin and hair hate me. After swimming, my usual post shower routine includes three… Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the winter wonderland known as Iowa! We’re definitely having a white Christmas and it is glorious! I love snow. A lot. And I love John Lennon, so here’s a Christmas… Continue reading

Running buddies!

After an intense week of two-a-days, a day off on Saturday in the car was a welcome break and running with Jessica yesterday was awesome! The weekend started out a little later than planned… Continue reading

Winter running is…awesome!

I “trained” all summer long and hated it. That’s why it’s in quotes. I came up with every excuse imaginable to not train. And that’s why my marathon experience was so terrible. But… Continue reading

My shoe journey

I’m definitely not a shoe expert. I know just about nothing about shoes except my own experience. What I do know is that there isn’t one running shoe that works for all people.… Continue reading


When I hurt my foot in February, I started swimming four days a week. Basically whenever I would have been running I swam instead. Wow. That was hard. The first day I did… Continue reading

8 miles to start the weekend!

Yesterday started out with eight miles to the Lincoln Memorial and back. I don’t think being able to run there (or many other places in DC) will ever get old. Also, I think… Continue reading

An Exciting Day!

Man, December is always a busy month of socializing and between last night and tomorrow night I have five parties/events to go to! Geese louise! Then I think I’ll sleep for a few… Continue reading

Eating locally is not more expensive

There is a common belief that buying food at a farmers’ market is too expensive for most people. I disagree for two main reasons. First (and more importantly, for me) is that I… Continue reading

Running in a Winter Wonderland

Well, sort of…I love winter. I love snow. When it’s really really really cold for weeks on end, I’m definitely ready for spring. But boy do I love snow. I often say that… Continue reading