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Member Since:

May 01, 2008



Goal Type:

Boston Qualifier

Running Accomplishments:

One marathon: 4:08; Half marathon PR: 1:48:30; Ten-miler PR: 1:23; 8k PR: 39:00; 10k PR: 46:51


Short-Term Running Goals:

Lose 10 lbs. to get in shape to run faster and --> Qualify for Boston!

Race calendar:

May 18: Capitol Hill Classic 10k (50:23)

June 14: Lawyers Have Heart 10k (48:20)

July 12: Caribbean Sounds 10k (50:23)

July 14: Bastille Day 4-miler (30:55)

July 27: Riley's Rumble 1/2 Marathon (1:48:30)

(Stress fracture/broken jaw break)

Nov 9: Veteran's day 10k (46:51!!!)

Nov 27: Alexandria Turkey Trot 5-miler

Dec 6: Gar Williams 1/2 marathon

Dec 14: Jingle All the way 10k

February 14, 2009: Myrtle Beach marathon? (goal: 3:40!!!)

Long-Term Running Goals:

Finish a 1/2 Ironman before I'm 40 years old

Finish 10 marathons in 4:00 hrs or less by the time I'm 40 years old.

Run the JFK 50-miler


Just another single 30-year old Argentine girl living the American dream in Washington DC and trying to run faster. Graduated from Southern Utah University in 2003, then moved to DC. I have a full-time job as research economist for an association in the transportation industry and I'm attempting to get my Master's degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins, part-time, while keeping my sanity!

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Reunited-and it feels so good!

After an entire week of no running, finally I got back to it. Thankfully I was able to make it home last night, after many delays in Aspen and Denver. Woke up and it was like 60 degrees outside! Almost 70! So I went out and ran around the capitol and back, about 4 miles, more like jogging and taking walking breaks because of my shin. It hurt a bit but after it's warmed up it stops hurting. Overall a great run. Then my... ehem, ehem... boyfriend came by and we biked around the RFK stadium to the National Arboretum and back around - many hills in the Arboretum. He's lived pretty much all his life in the DC area and had never been to the Arboretum, one of my favorite sights in DC. Crazy!

A great day. I look forward to more running and biking this week, to get back in shape after a week of skiing (Skiing at the level I'm in is not "real" exercise... It works the muscles, yes, but not really the cardio much... I don't think...)

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From Eric Day on Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:08:53

Boyfriend !?!? Cool, super for you.

Oh, and good thing you're running again.


From Burt on Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 11:51:01

Geez, what time did you wake up? 2 in the afternoon?

From Lucia on Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 13:53:14

Ha! I couldn't figure out why you asked that, Burt. If you must know, it was 10 am when I woke up, but my flight got in at 2 am the night before so there!

From Burt on Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 13:54:53

Still, 70 at 10am??? I would think it would be colder there.

From Lucia on Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 13:55:57

Yup, me too - it was ridiculous! Biking on shorts and a tank top in the middle of the winter.

From Bonnie on Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 15:57:45

Boyfriend??!!!?! Is that why you were not blogging after the Christmas Caroling? And here I was worried that you were running aimlessly in DC, your voice hoarse from all the singing, big clumps of snow/ice on your elf-shoes ... hehehehe.

From Lucia on Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 16:10:30

Hahaha... When am I going to learn to stop sharing too much personal info??? :)

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