July was a lot dirty, a little smelly and I loved it!

July was full of trail & mud runs… I am still finding dirt in strange places…

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ 15th ANNUAL “TOASTIE, TANTILIZING TRAIL TROT “, THE

DOUBLE TROUBLE

15K & 30K TRAIL RUN(S)

Sunday, July 8, 2012 * 9:00 AM *Morgantown, PA
Near swimming Pool @ Hopewell Lake, French Creek State Park

Then there was my 3rd annual Down & Dirty… I just love this race.  

PHILADELPHIA – JULY 15, 2012

FAIRMOUNT PARK, BELMONT PLATEAU

The City of Brotherly Love welcomes the 3rd visit of the Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series presented by Subaru at Fairmount Park in the heart of Philadelphia!

Cuz, Louie's First Mud Run - He loved it! - Down & Dirty Mud Run

Finally, I’d like to give a shout out to a little known park with a wide gravel trail and great views:

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge
8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19153

July was hot, dirty, and smelly… and I loved every moment of it!  

I can’t wait to see what August brings- starting with…

PRETZEL CITY SPORTS’ 17TH YEAR OF “MORONIC BEHAVIOUR CLEVERLY DISGUISED AS AN ATHLETIC EVENT”, THE

‛Half-Wit Half’ Marathon
13.1 Mile Trail Run, Reading, PA
Sunday, August 12, 2012 * 9:00 AM * No Field Size Limit!
NEW COURSE FOR 2012 – NOT EASIER! JUST NEWER!

Because A Mind is a Terrible Thing…..

Wishing I had more than one set of legs…

With tons fantastic and worthy races coming up, like the ODDyssey Half Marathon, BSR, and the Katie’s First Annual 5K I wish I had more than on than one set of legs!  Since I am training with Team In Training for my second marathon and I have very lofty goals, my training schedule is packed and precise, so there is little room for “fun runs”.  But I would like to encourage my friends and fans to get out and support a great cause, Katie’s Foundation for Child Safety.  Their mission is to educate parents in hopes to prevent injury and death by falling furniture and appliances.

Katie’s Dad, Bob Lambert is working hard to make this First Annual one of many.  They have enlisted the help of Ron & Helene Horn of pretzel City Sports for the most official and accurate race timing and they have big supporters like Abington Friends School and Whole Foods!

So, whether you are looking to PR or just find the right motivation to get off the couch…  Check out Katie’s First Annual 5K on May 12th in Jenkintown!

Want to run a 5K but don’t know where to begin?  Grab a FREE 5K training schedule from my run coach John Goldthorp – FixYourRun.com!

Fall 5K Fun

This fall I had the chance to run a few of fantastic 5k’s with some fabulous friends…

On the Go with Mo!

This weekend I got a double dose of my TNT BFF Maureen Lafferty Colket!

Saturday we participated in Lululemon’s Salutation Nation 9/10/11 at The Piazza in Northern Libertes.  The weather was perfect and I really enjoyed doing yoga for the first time outside.

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On Sunday we ran the 911 Heroes Run starting in front of the Please Touch Museum.  Maureen’s Facebook post said it best:

“Well, it was a trick 5K this morning…a 3.7 mile run!  Great to run with Capri D’Amario in support of those who have given their lives for this great country.”

http://911heroesrun.com/

Join us for the 20th Annual Lupus Loop!

A relative of a very close friend of mine has Lupus.  Every year the immediate family did the Lupus Loop 2.5m walk.  2.5 years ago my friend challenged me to RUN the Lupus Loop 5k.  This was my first race and running 3.1 miles seemed like it was going to be impossible!!  (Cut to 2.5 years later I’ve run a marathon, done several mud runs and distance trail runs!)

The Lupus Loop 2009

The next year we formed a Team called “The Lu Loopers” and we added a few new members…

The Lupus Loop 2010

We are coming up on the 20th Annual Lupus Loop on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 and this year The Lu Loopers have BIG plans!  We want to win the award for BIGGEST TEAM!  There are 4 different ways to participate, 2 of them don’t even require you to leave the couch!

If you would like to RUN the 5k or WALK the 2.5m go here: 

http://www.active.com/donate/lupusloop2011/TheLuLoopers

(Be sure to sign up under our team “The Lu Loopers, at the top of the page click link “Register for this event”)

If you really want to participate but not ready to run or walk go here and sign up as a Virtual participant:

http://www.active.com/donate/lupusloop2011/TheLuLoopers

(Be sure to sign up under our team “The Lu Loopers, at the top of the page click link “Register for this event”)

Still too much commitment?  Just donate here:

http://www.active.com/donate/lupusloop2011/CDAmar3

This year is our year to win!  Sign up EARLY and encourage your friends to do it too!

Want a challenge?  Sign up for your first 5k!  Maybe in a couple of years you will be running marathons too!!

Want to run but not sure how… go here: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

My First Race - The Lupus Loop 2009