The Crash Report Roundup: March 19



Last week’s “The Crash Report Round Up” got rave reviews, so I’m back this week with a fresh collection of crashes to share with you. If you have any ideas or suggestions for making this column more helpful, please drop me a line!

And let’s not kid ourselves. You probably want to know why I’m showcasing a photo of my spilled smoothie. Well, I can’t seem to figure out what kind of photos would best compliment this new column, so until I work through that dilemma (ideas welcome), I’m treating you to a random assortment of odds and ends from my camera. Consider it your daily dose of visual awesome. And now…on to the round up!


Wicked Healthy Washingtonian crashed a power flow yoga class at Stroga

not only was the power flow class I went to really well done, the space is absolutely gorgeous.

Heather from Dietitian on the Run crashed the Ex2 Adventure Series Backyard Burn 10 mile trail race in Wakefield Park

We totally lucked out with what was deemed the “flattest” course of this Backyard Burn Trail Race Series (5 total). It also seems to have been the least technical, only including “a few shallow stream crossings” and a lot of twisty, windy, up-and-down sections.

Anne from fannetastic food also ran the Backyard Burn 10 miler (followed by a hike at Fountainhead Park in Fairfax – whew!)

The race itself was awesome – since it was on a trail, we had to pay a lot of attention to our feet so we didn’t trip on a root or rock, so the time seriously FLEW by. I could hardly believe it every time my watch beeped another mile because I was so distracted by not falling (and by chatting with the girls)!

and gave a killer recap (complete with taking photos while running) of this weekend’s Rock ‘N Roll half marathon (congrats on the PR!)

I’m so proud of myself for getting out there and staying strong. What I really love about running is that unless you’re insanely good and actually winning races, running is totally a personal battle…Never say never! Just get out there and run and do the best you can, and the speed (and longer distances) will come.

Alex from The Run Within also ran the Rock ‘N Roll and gave a hilarious recap of her experience

Marvelous is… the hardest race course teaching me more about myself as a runner. I went into this saying I will not race it, I didn’t but I sure sucked air at some points. I ran this race last year with a different course. This year they added hills, and when I say hills I mean ‘holy shit is this a joke’ hills.

Amanda from Running on Waffles joined a few fitness blogging friends for a Revolve Real Ride spin class with instructor Stephanie

With the lights practically off and the music blaring, I did my best to zone out the pain in my legs and pushed with everything I had.  And it felt AWESOME!!!

Here’s Jen’s rundown from A Knack for Nutrition

By the end of the first song I knew this was my kind of place: loud music, dark room, and lots of motivated people.

And, last but not least, Ashley from Coffee Cake and Cardio added her recap of crashing the Real Ride at Revolve

Don’t let her fool you, Stephanie will make you SWEAT!! By the second song I was sweating profusely… It. Was. Awesome.

The Sweet Life with Ericka went to the South by Southwest conference and gave us a glimpse at what it’s like to join the Brooks Cowboy Run 

 We ran around a popular Austin trail so I was able to see the buildings, the water and different parts of the city.

Mary from Oh, To Have The World On A String ran the Four Courts Four Miler (which sounds awesome and is officially on my list for next year)

Race-wise, this is always a fun run. There is a leprechaun that starts about 17 minutes after the start, bangs out 5 minute miles and laps as many people as he can. If you beat the leprechaun, you receive a race premium at the finish line, and if you get leaped, Pacers donates $1 to the Arlington County Police Benevolent Fund.

Johanna Cracke from Vigor Fitness and Wellness crashed the St. Patrick’s Day 8k & Leprechaun Leap

ok, new favorite racing distance…8k! Had a great run this morning. It’s far enough to feel like you accomplished something, but man is it over fast.

Bianca over at Skinny To Be In DC wrote about her new favorite exercise addiction: Dance Trance

Sweat and move – like you have never before. No bulky muscles just lean, mean DanceTrance machine bodies being created here. While having fun. While smiling. While rockin’ out under disco lights. Oh yes. Come and check this one out to see it, experience it and believe it.



  1. Alex @ therunwithin March 19, 2013 / 8:26 am

    Well I am totally digging this series. I love reading about all the kick butt moments our fellow dc crew have been experiencing. Thanks for featuring all of these!

  2. Amanda @ Running On Waffles March 19, 2013 / 9:23 am

    Thanks for the shout out! And I agree with Alex that this is a great post idea…I love seeing what everyone has been up to during the week!

  3. Mary @ Have the World March 19, 2013 / 9:35 am

    What an awesome way to connect with local fit bloggers! Love the series 🙂

  4. Colleen March 19, 2013 / 9:51 am

    I finished my race report on rock and roll too late! 🙂

  5. Anne March 19, 2013 / 10:18 am

    Thanks for the link love!

  6. Johanna B March 19, 2013 / 10:48 am

    I’m not from DC but I am loving this series. It’s so great to learn about other bloggers and their accomplishments. Motivation reigns!!!

  7. Bianca March 20, 2013 / 4:27 pm

    Thanks for including my post about DanceTrance! I love this roundup, I don’t know how you find time for all of this in your awesome crasher life!!

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