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June 5, 2010

Beware of Copperheads!

So apparently we just found out that there is a copperhead snake infestation in the Great Falls Park area of where we are running! When we picked up the race packets yesterday we were told to keep an eye out for them, but to just keep running.

Sweet advice.

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Snakes very much scare me so hopefully we won’t have any encounters! I may freak out! Fingers crossed they stay away!

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I am pumped to  meet the rest of my team – Run to Eat!

We made special shirts in honor of today! They are Jackson approved, which is pretty important.

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Stay tuned for a race report later today!

Run To Eat

Today is the day! Today I will be adding two firsts to my running resume. I will be completing my first marathon relay and I will be running my first trail run!

Ashley and I picked up our race packets at the North Face store in Georgetown yesterday. One awesome thing about running a North Face event is the sweet North Face gear! I love the shirts!

We also got some Gu Chomps, Nuun tablets, chap stick (which is my all time favorite thing to get in a race swag bag!) and a bag/

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My team name for the relay is appropriately Run to Eat.

I will be running the race with team members Cara, Amanda and Gretchen. I can’t wait to meet them for the first time at the race later today. I love the beauty of blogging – you can be  genuine friends with people you have never actually met!

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Jackson decided to hang out with me while I snapped some pictures of my race gear.

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Jackson did a pretty sweet job of helping me model my race bib.

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I think he looks better with it than I ever will.

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After a good night’s sleep last night, Ashley, Meghann and I woke up to my mom making up chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast.

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Best mom ever!

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Jackson hung out in the kitchen with us while we ate.

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We had the perfect pre-race breakfast. Chocolate chip pancakes with grapes, bananas and strawberries.

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Drizzled in sugar free syrup.

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Stacked 4 pancakes high! They were delish!

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Thanks mom!

We are off to run our little hearts out! See ya at the finish line! 

Beware of Copperheads!

So apparently we just found out that there is a copperhead snake infestation in the Great Falls Park area of where we are running! When we picked up the race packets yesterday we were told to keep an eye out for them, but to just keep running.

Sweet advice.

Blog Pictures 2010 254

Snakes very much scare me so hopefully we won’t have any encounters! I may freak out! Fingers crossed they stay away!

*****************************************************

I am pumped to  meet the rest of my team – Run to Eat!

We made special shirts in honor of today! They are Jackson approved, which is pretty important.

IMG_8807.JPG

Stay tuned for a race report later today!

Run To Eat

Today is the day! Today I will be adding two firsts to my running resume. I will be completing my first marathon relay and I will be running my first trail run!

Ashley and I picked up our race packets at the North Face store in Georgetown yesterday. One awesome thing about running a North Face event is the sweet North Face gear! I love the shirts!

We also got some Gu Chomps, Nuun tablets, chap stick (which is my all time favorite thing to get in a race swag bag!) and a bag/

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My team name for the relay is appropriately Run to Eat.

I will be running the race with team members Cara, Amanda and Gretchen. I can’t wait to meet them for the first time at the race later today. I love the beauty of blogging – you can be  genuine friends with people you have never actually met!

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Jackson decided to hang out with me while I snapped some pictures of my race gear.

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Jackson did a pretty sweet job of helping me model my race bib.

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I think he looks better with it than I ever will.

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After a good night’s sleep last night, Ashley, Meghann and I woke up to my mom making up chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast.

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Best mom ever!

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Jackson hung out in the kitchen with us while we ate.

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We had the perfect pre-race breakfast. Chocolate chip pancakes with grapes, bananas and strawberries.

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Drizzled in sugar free syrup.

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Stacked 4 pancakes high! They were delish!

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Thanks mom!

We are off to run our little hearts out! See ya at the finish line! 

Thai Food Bloggers

It has been quite the busy day of travelling today! I went from picking up Ashley in Philadelphia early this morning, to picking up our race packets for tomorrow in Georgetown, to handling some wedding business, to picking up Meghann at the airport, to finally sitting down to enjoy a nice dinner!

After all the craziness of today it was nice to sit back and enjoy a nice meal and catch up with my blog friends. I had met Meghann at the Disney Princess Meet-Up in Orlando, but today was my first time meeting Ashley. It was fun to spend the day with these ladies!

Obviously with everyone being a food blogger, I had to take my guests somewhere worthy. I decided to take everyone to Cee Fine Thai Dining in Fairfax, VA. The last time I went there with my parents, it was so yummy!

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We decided to split an appetizer and get two entrees and it was the perfect amount of food!  va 014

We started out with the Cee Soft Roll – Soft wrapped with rice noodle, stuffed with cooked Chinese sausage, egg, cucumber, bean sprout and crabmeat served with tamarin sauce.

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It was pretty delish.

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Food blogger Ashley in action.

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Next up we enjoyed the Curry Vegetables in a green sauce which had bamboo shoots, basil leaves and chili pepper.

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Not the prettiest meal to snap pictures of, but it was yummy! This bad boy was pretty spicy!

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We also enjoyed the Pad Thai Shrimp – Sautéed Thai noodles with shrimp, bean sprout, hard bean curd and roasted ground peanut.

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I love bean sprouts. This dish was just as good as the other two. Cee’s never disappoints!

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I snapped a picture of Meghann in all her food blogger glory. I love dining out with other bloggers, it’s so much fun when there are other cameras snapping away taking pictures of the food!

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I had a little bit of everything along with a side of jasmine rice.   

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Ashley, Meghann and I enjoyed our date. It’s always fun to spend time with blogger friends you don’t get to see very often!

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We cleaned our plates – it was a fantastic dinner!

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Now we are all blogging in bed.  Jackson has joined us as well to keep us company while we upload our pictures and write our posts. He is pretty pumped to be a part of the blogging community!

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And yes, I am rockin’ an old school N*SYNC shirt. Be jealous! Any other boy band fans out there?? I know you are out there!

We will be up tomorrow morning bright and early ready to get our North Face Endurance Marathon Relay on! Stay tuned for a breakfast recap before we head out to brave the heat at Great Falls Park!

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