Category Archives: 06mi


Start time: 5/7/2016, 7:05 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 6.21 miles
Average pace: 10:38 min/mile
Total Miles For May: 21 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 341 miles
Current Shoes: 21 miles

Short run for a Saturday; I had to help a friend with his home inspection early that morning so I stepped in for a quick circle round the Capitol and then was off.

Bad conditions

Start time: 4/2/2016, 7:08 am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 6.07 miles
Average pace: 10:07 min/mile
Total Miles For April: 6 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 253 miles
Current Shoes: 380 miles

We cut this run short on account of cold rain and wind blasting us. Ugh!

Shakey’s Run?

Start time: 2/15/2016, 8:00 am
Location: LAX Airport
Distance: 6.02 miles
Average pace: 9:09 min/mile
Total Miles For February: 27 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 27 miles
Current Shoes: 237 miles

Planned on running while out of town, but only squeezed in this one run the morning of the last day. On the bright side, it was outside instead of on the treadmill, so that’s a victory. Also it turns out Shakey’s Pizza still exists. I had no idea any were left.

Cold ‘n’ Rainy Again

Start time: 1/21/2016, 6:30 pm
Location: WSC Silver Spring
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 9:20 min/mile
Total Miles For January: 67 miles
Total Miles For 2016: 67 miles
Current Shoes: 194 miles

Winter is so much easier to run in if it’s not precipitating. It’d stopped later in the day so I got a walk to and from the gym as part of this run (3.2 miles round trip) so not a bad little workout overall.


Start time: 11/26/2015, 1:20pm
Location: Sligo Creek Park
Distance: 6.37 miles
Average pace: 9:32 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 90 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 773 miles
Current Shoes: 54 miles

One last lunchtime hurrah before the Thanksgiving eating frenzy, courtesy Charlie and Sligo Creek Park.

Shortened Again

Start time: 11/11/2015, 5:34 & 5:58am
Location: National Mall
Distance: 2.06 & 4.35 miles
Average pace: 8:32 & 10:10 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 35 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 718 miles
Current Shoes: 6 miles

Was hoping to run a little extra this morning but disaster struck, so alas, such is life. Plus, finally, new shoes!

Why I Run

Start time: 11/5/2015, 4:26 pm
Location: Rock Creek Park
Distance: 6.12 miles
Average pace: 9:26 min/mile
Total Miles For November: 13 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 696 miles
Current Shoes: 389 miles

Went for a run after work in Rock Creek Park, and there’s a little picnic area right next to Peirce Mill. I ran alongside it a few times, but the last time I did so, the sun dipped just under the tops of the trees. Instantly, a huge pocket of cold air was released from Rock Creek itself and a massive wave of fog started to roll off of the water. It was one of those amazing and almost-magical moments that make me glad that I’m crazy enough to still be running 15 years after I first started, because there’s no way I would have otherwise seen that happen.

Rehoboth Beach Run

Start time: 10/30/2015, 2:30 pm
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Henlopen Acres
Distance: 6 miles
Average pace: 8:55 min/mile
Total Miles For October: 81 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 683 miles
Current Shoes: 376 miles

Went for a Friday afternoon run w/ Charlie while we were at Rehoboth Beach. We ran the length of the boardwalk for a portion of it, and then headed into Henlopen Acres and marveled at the uber-expensive homes before backtracking to finish. Mostly-flat course, with a few hills in Henlopen. All in all a nice run (if a tiny bit breezy in places).

Tired and Internal Issues

Start time: 9/28/2015, 5:40 am
Location: National Mall, East Capitol Street, Anacostia Riverwalk, Navy Yard
Distance: 6.3 miles
Average pace: 9:54 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 75 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 622 miles
Current Shoes: 295 miles

Running 10 miles yesterday meant that my legs were a little leaden this morning. Also something I ate didn’t agree with me so well. Had to take a little break in the middle of the run and also cut it a bit short, but all things considered I’m pretty pleased I got 6 miles in.

Goodbye July

Start time: 7/30/2015, 5:45 am
Location: National Mall, Capitol Hill
Distance: 6.2 miles
Average pace: 9:47 min/mile
Total Miles For July: 79 miles
Total Miles For 2015: 465 miles
Current Shoes: 138 miles

Ended up missing Monday and Wednesday’s runs; the first due to storms, the second due to a combination of factors. Decided to squeeze in a solo Thursday morning run but wow, the humidity just about killed me. Pushed through six miles and decided to call it a day.