27 Apr 2018


Running Upstream: Boston Marathon Recap

Clad in a shower cap, surgical gloves, plastic poncho, and makeshift galoshes fashioned from garbage bags, I looked more like a deranged surgeon in a low-budget horror flick than a runner ready to race the Boston Marathon. As I stood shivering ankle-deep in mud about to go head-to-head with a 20 mph headwind I couldn’t […]

11 Apr 2018


Boston Marathon Confirmed

For many, the Boston Marathon is more than a race: it’s a 26.2-mile pilgrimage and the Olympics of recreational runners. For me, it was a rare opportunity to share the field with some of the greatest runners in modern history, as well as a way to ward off the winter blahs by having a big […]

07 Mar 2018


Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon to Showcase Fit People, Trap Us All at Home

DC is one of the fittest cities in the country and trying to get back to the top spot with fun initiatives. This is why I cannot completely hate on the Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon, clogging our streets with fit people this Saturday, March 10. In a delightfully erratic fashion, the race organizers have been leaving […]

17 Jan 2018

Capitol Hill:

Running From Capitol Hill to Heartbreak Hill

Hi! I’m Kathy Pugh and I run marathons. It wasn’t always this way. I hated running. When I began running thirteen years ago, I was an overweight new mom suffering from postpartum depression. I turned to running as a way to reclaim my life and to set a good example for my daughter. On April […]

09 Mar 2016


Prepare for Road Closures for Saturday’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

One of the many signs of spring: road closures for the spring race season. This Saturday March 12, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon will have our neighborhood well sectioned off. If you need to get anywhere that day, prepare for delays and take note of the streets and access points that you will need to […]

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