Posts Tagged ‘marathon’

72 Year Old Grandma to run 76th Marathon

Meet 72 year old Betty Smith of Rockville. This grandmother will run her 76th marathon when she hits the road at this year’s Marine Corps Marathon. She has a story that will inspire you whether you like to run or not.

I’m so glad I got to do this story.. because it gave me some extra motivation as I prepare for my second MCM!

Click the picture below to see her amazing story:


DC Housewife Wins Zooma Run

Non-runners, take your mark! Summer is here and as runners everywhere are gearing up, Zooma Run is reaching out to non- runners. Founded by Arlington’s Brae Blackley, Zooma Run is all about empowering non-runners to hit the pacement through training.

MORE: Zooma on Morning Show

Participating in the Annapolis run this year were dozens of wives of fallen veterans and DC Housewives’ Mary Amons who won the one and half miler.

REGISTER: For the next Zooma Run

WUSA’s Anita Brikman with friend and health producer Amy Leone finished the half Marathon. Our friend Suzie G. did too!

ZOOMA Run on WUSA9 Morning Show

 
Tune in for Angie’s OMG report weekdays at 5:56AM

I'm racing in the Kentucky Derby!

I am a lover of the races. I cried when I watched Seabiscuit. I balled when Barbaro took his last breath. I always honor the dress code no matter where the race is I attend. Last year I broke the rule… passed over Lilly Pulitzer for Betsey Johnson. This year I’m doing something ludicrous. I’m racing!

Kentucky Derby Marathon here I come.

I’ve hesitated announcing I’m running another 26.2 miles in a month because I was unsure if I was mentally there yet. It’s been more than a year since I did the Marine Corps Marathon and it’s taken time to believe it could be done again. I ran 13 miles this past weekend and it’s exactly what I needed. Half way there… and perfect place to be just a month before race day. Yep, BTW  it’s April 24th.

This is the first time I’ll get close to the Kentucky Derby and I’m fine that it’s not all about the big hats. It’s cool that I can instead boast about my bigger feet as the swelling sets in. I went to buy new running shoes the other day and the guy said what size? I said “11”. He said “ELEVEN?”. I said yes. He said “ELEVEN?”. I said yes “Eeee-Leven”.

You should’ve seen his face when they actually fit.

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