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Marine Corps Marathon Training – Week 13 (Arrival of new runner, Rock n Roll’s Rock Trio medal)

So pretty.

One of the perks of running long distance races is the medals. I’ve collected some cool ones in the past year and a half, when I started the 50 states challenge. So far, my favorites include the Hottest Half medal (Dallas, Texas) because it doubles as a beer opener, and the Philly Love Run medal (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) because it’s pretty.

The Rock n Roll Marathon Series has some awesome medals, too. What’s especially cool about participating in Rock n Roll races is that you get additional medals for running in multiple RnR races. Several months ago, I received RnR’s Double Beat medal in the mail for completing RnR New Orleans and the Country Music Half.

Rock n Roll's Double Beat medal.

Rock n Roll’s Double Beat medal.

And a few weeks ago, I received more extra bling from RnR: the Rock Trio medal for completing the RnR Chicago Half in July.

Rock n Roll's Rock Trio medal.

Rock n Roll’s Rock Trio medal.

Awesome stuff. Thanks, RnR!

MCM Training – Week 13

Training this past week was good. The weather was beautiful last weekend, so I was able to get my long run done outside (way better than on a treadmill). I didn’t do any cross-training though. (Shocker.)

Monday, Sept. 15 – off

Tuesday, Sept. 16 – 4 miles – treadmill

Wednesday, Sept. 17 – 6 miles – treadmill

Thursday, Sept. 18 – 4 miles – treadmill

Friday, Sept. 19 – off

Saturday, Sept. 20 – 16 miles – C&O Canal towpath

Sunday, Sept. 21 – off

Total: 30 miles
Cross-training – none

Goals for this week: I’m scheduled to do my second 20-miler this weekend (this training plan has three 20-milers). My goal is to complete it.

Views from Saturday’s run on the C&O towpath:

One of my favorite parts of the C&O Canal towpath.

One of my favorite parts of the C&O Canal towpath.

7 a.m. view

7 a.m. view

So pretty.

So pretty.

In other news, my colleague’s baby arrived last week. I told you guys that Kevin and his wife, Richelle, chose not to find out the gender before the baby’s arrival. My guess was a boy. I’m sure you will all be excited to know that I was correct. 🙂 Welcome, Baby Callahan!

Email from Kevin:
“Baby popped out late yesterday, a boy to be named later (after we get some sleep to think clearly). Fortunately, he has more hair on his head than his dad. He weighed in at 8 lbs, 13 oz., and came up 1 ft. 9 in. on the tape measure. We’re hoping he’ll be ready for his first 5k this weekend.”

Last we heard, they were deciding between two names: Braden and Landon. They asked our office to vote. I like both equally, but I voted for Landon. I think Braden will win.

Hope you’re all having a great week.

Oh! And P.S., I had the most amazing dish at Barrel and Bushel, a newish restaurant in Tyson’s last weekend: fried chicken on French toast. The photo is terrible, but the dish is amazing. Trust me. They also have a fantastic beer selection.

Fried chicken on top of French toast!

Fried chicken on top of French toast!

Beer flights at Barrel and Bushel.

Beer flights at Barrel and Bushel.

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5 Comments

  1. Beautiful pictures! Maybe I should get on the towpath more often…wish it was paved haha. Congrats to your co-worker! I believe you, that french toast/chicken looks sooo good. See you Sunday!

    • thanks, Jen! Let me know if you ever want to do a run on the towpath together. 🙂 You have to try Bushel and Barrel! So good. See you soon!

  2. Pingback: Marine Corps Marathon Training – Week 14 (Running through sickness and catching up with friends) | Running the States

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