Wednesday, July 17, 2013

We ~Heart~ the East Coast

We ~Heart~ the East Coast

When we were younger we dreamed of living in far away places like California.  When you grow up on the East Coast, California is considered a “far away" place.  Afterall, who wouldn't want to visit Hollywood?  I guess it’s not until you get older that you really appreciate the place that you’re planted.  ( And realize that you can easily go to California just to "visit")

With that said, we love living on the East Coast! Yes, I will agree that sometimes the winters can get cold, but in return the summers get very hot!  ( I think it hit 95 degrees today)
Baylee all bundle up

Meranda and Lacey at the Beach

We love being “centrally” located in the Mid-Atlantic. We have easy access to Beaches ( yup, we’ve run a few races here), NYC ( We love going into the city for the day and seeing shows or just sightseeing), or even visiting the Nation’s Capitol ( can you say awesome 4th of July fireworks, of course!) Even getting to Disney is less than 2 hours by plane!
A rainy day in Central Park

Completing Rock n Roll VA Beach
If you are from the Mid West, West Coast, or somewhere far up North ( Hi Canadian friends), you should come spend some time with East Coast Folks.  Here are just a few Races you can put on your schedule for the rest of the year!


The Biggest Loser Race Series Nellysford, VA Aug 24, 

September  The Biggest Loser Race Series Vernon, NJ Sept 8,  Rock n Roll Virginia Beach, VA Sept 1, Rock N Roll Philadelphia, PA Sept 15 , The Biggest Loser Race Series Philadelphia, PA Sept 28 Harrisburg Half Marathon Harrisburg, PA Sept 8


 Crawlin Crab Hampton, VA Oct 6,  Wicked 10K Virginia Beach, VA Oct 26,   Runner's World Festival Oct 19 & 20, Bethlehem, PA,  Hershey Half Marathon Hershey, PA Oct 20, Diva Half Marathon Series and 5K,  Long Island NY Oct 6,   Marine Corp 10K Washington DC Oct 27 ( looks as though the Marathon is sold out but you can still go as a spectator)!  Atlantic City Marathon and Half Oct 13, 5k and 10k Oct 12.  Rock N Roll Brooklyn, NY  Oct 12, Baltimore Running Festival Oct 12, Empire State Marathon and Half Syracuse, NY Oct 20

Richmond Marathon, Nov 16, Beauty and the Beach Long Branch, NJ Nov 2, Philadelphia Marathon and half ( and 8K) Nov 16+17, Western Maryland Women's Half and 5K, Cumberland, MD Nov 3, Annapolis Running Classic  Annapolis, MD Nov 23  Virginia Running Festival Newport News, VA Nov 10 Real Girls Run Half and 5K Crozet, VA Nov 17 Star City Half and 10K Roanoke, VA Nov 23

Surfin Santa, Virginia Beach Dec 7  Nittany Valley Half Marathon State College, PA Dec 8 Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon and Half, Rehoboth Beach, DE Dec 7  Holiday Half Marathon Brooklyn, NY Dec 14

If you're from the East Coast, let us know, If not what are the things you like about where you live?








  1. I didn't know Biggest Loser had a racing series, neat!

    I love the east coast. I lived in Virginia Beach for a couple years growing up and it was always just gorgeous and had great seasons!

    1. O yes, please stay tuned! We hope to have a recap of one of the Biggest Loser races that just happened in our area!

  2. I also live in the mid-Atlantic - thanks for the race listing! I'm all loaded up on races but am toying with signing up for a November race to continue a monthly trend...

    1. There are SO many races going on in the area. Glad you are loaded up for the year. Good luck!

  3. I live between DC and Baltimore. Work in DC. Love living here! I've been here since I was born. We're running Rugged Maniac 5k on Nov. 2 and then Color Run Baltimore on Nov. 17.

  4. You live in a great location Melissa! Lots to do in that area.