The Running Nazi

Tomorrow is the Monument Avenue 10K!

It’s a huge race here in Richmond, and I’m so excited I’m able to run it again this year (last year I had a Saturday class.)

Monument 10K 2010

I’d be lying if I told you that I’ve trained for this race. Quite the contrary, actually. The longest run I’ve done in preparation for this race is 4 miles. Once. On a treadmill. 

I’m nervous because Cory is a faster runner than I am, and even when I’ve trained for a race, it’s uncomfortable to keep up with him. I also lovingly refer to him as the Running Nazi, because if I want to stick with him, there is NO WALKING ALLOWED DURING A RACE!


If you’re going to be at the 10K, let me know! I’ll keep an eye out for you – and you do the same! :)

Let’s chat – What are your weekend plans? Racing, relaxing, and everything in between!


  1. says

    Ahhh, your recent Richmond posts make me happy and remind me of great memories! I only lived there until I was 4 but we used to go back almost every other weekend to visit friends and family :) Our house backed up to the UofR football field and I was petrified of the spider 😛

    Good luck at your race tomorrow!!!

  2. Mary Elllen McCarthy says

    Weekend will be great because it is the beginning of Spring Break. I’m not even going anywhere but I am working on my house and lawn.
    Good luck with the race. Tell nazi man to settle down. I have done 3 marathons and 2 halfs. Walked all of them. You still reach the finish line. When you walk you get to see the people who came to cheer for you a lot longer.

  3. says

    Okay, how tall is Cory? Because my husband is 6’5 and I’m 5’6 and I hate running with him because his stupid stride is like twice as long as mine. Cory seems pretty tall in pics soooo he’s not really running faster than you, actually you’re probs running faster than him you just cant tell because your stride is shorter so yea. That totally makes sense right? Maybe? Ehh whatevs :) Congrats on the race!

    • Colleen says

      YES! You know exactly what I’m talking about! Cory is 6’3 and I’m 5’5 so he’s a wee bit taller than me and his legs are so long! Thanks for the reassurance 😉

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