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The Marine Corps Marathon 10K :: Run in Review

The Marine Corps Marathon 10K :: Run in Review

At the start of the year, as part of my smart-goal style New Year’s resolutions, I made a list of races that I was going to train for and run. Things started out really well, and I knocked out the D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, and the Wine Country…

Army Ten Miler 2017:: Run in Review

Army Ten Miler 2017:: Run in Review

Scott and I, along with several of our friends, got up bright and early last Sunday morning to join 35,000 other intrepid runners, walkers, wheelchair racers, costumed performers, and athletes working for charity to complete ten scenic miles from the Pentagon to the Capitol and back. It was the 33rd running of the annual Army…

Arlington House

Arlington House

A walk through Arlington National Cemetery is already an emotional one, but Arlington House adds a whole other layer. Arlington House started out as the Custis-Lee Mansion. A beautiful Greek revival mansion overlooking the National Mall and the Potomac River {with probably the best view you’ll get of both}, it was once the home of…

Remembrance :: Easter at Arlington National Cemetery

Remembrance :: Easter at Arlington National Cemetery

Scott and I talk about belief and faith probably a lot more than you’d expect from people who don’t ascribe to any particular denomination, and who don’t attend church regularly. But I would say that although we aren’t all that religious, we try to do what we can to nourish our spirits and our spiritual education….

Cherry Blossom 10-Miler :: A Run in Review

Cherry Blossom 10-Miler :: A Run in Review

Never doubt the power of social media has to help you explore. For instance, if not for a comment by the awesome Erin McGrady from Local Adventurer on this post, I don’t think I would have known about the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler in time to register! But she planted the bug. I registered, got selected…

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin

Cherry Blossoms on the Tidal Basin

It’s cherry blossom season in Washington, D.C.! Despite fears that the unseasonably warm February and the really frosty March we had would damage the blossoms, they still erupted all over the place this past week and weekend. Okay, so a lot of longtime residents complained that they weren’t as spectacular as they might have been…

The D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon :: Run in Review

The D.C. Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon :: Run in Review

Our biggest goal with The Grape Soda Club is to inspire you guys to go out and have adventures, and to try things you might not have thought you could accomplish – and show that you can. Scott and I like doing that among our friends as much as we do here on the blog. I think…

9 Must-Try Running Events in the DC Metro Area

9 Must-Try Running Events in the DC Metro Area

You guys already know from this post and this post that I’m a big running tourist. I love discovering new things about a place I’m visiting by taking a running tour, running a race, or just finding a creative route for my daily exercise run. And it turns out, that’s a pretty great way to…

Christmas Chorale at the National Cathedral

Christmas Chorale at the National Cathedral

When the weather and our health have cooperated with us, City Mouse and I have been making as many excursions into the city as we can. Last Monday, we watched the Capitols trounce the Sabres at Verizon Center, and watched the follow on pick-up game between Army and Navy, coached by our Army Chief of…

The View from the Capitol

The View from the Capitol

“Days of hunting and gathering for this one meal and even then it would be a poor substitution for the Capitol version. What must it be like, I wonder, to live in a world where food appears at the press of a button?” ~ Katniss Everdeen, Suzanne Collins’ “The Hunger Games” My first experience with…

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