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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    Personal Bests

    5K - 23:28

    10K - 52:35

    15K - 1:38:14

    1/2 Marathon - 1:57:39

    Marathon - 3:50:58

    A Look Back.

Virginia here We Come!

Monday morning I woke up feeling anxious that it was our last day in the city, and that we still didn’t have a place to live.  We decided to pass on all of the other houses we saw for various reasons, and put all our eggs in one basket – very scary!  We sent our application info in to the house in Old Town and crossed our fingers.

With the day open to exploring, and since it was our last day in this big fun city, we headed up to the Mall to show Sarah around a bit more.  I love all the beautiful architecture in DC!  Even office buildings look like palaces, and there are museums everywhere.

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My two favorite exploring partners.  :)  Did I not mention that my sister showed up in DC wearing an Ocho Cinco jersey?  Cincinnati fans are way too proud.  (And yes, she is a DG too!)

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The three of us had fun walking the mall and spending our last few hours together.

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I love our new home city!  Ten million thanks to Casey for putting up with my panic attacks, doubts, and constant need for reassurance.  I am a high maintenance mover!

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We headed up Pennsylvania to visit the Obamas on our way to lunch.

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The White House is so cool in person – much smaller than you would expect!

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We had about an hour to kill before we had to head to the airport, so we stopped at The Brown Bag for a quick and early lunch.

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I went with another delicious vegetarian sandwich – avocado, mushroom, tomato, lettuce, and olive tapenade on sourdough. 

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Totally hit the spot!

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We said our sad and teary goodbye’s to Ocho Cinco mid-day and dropped her off at the airport, and then spent the rest of our day hanging out back in Old Town.  Since it was Monday, Casey needed to work, so I hung out and caught up on emails (although I’m still behind!) and relaxed the rest of the afternoon.  We flew home late last night and were greeted by slobbery kisses from our cutie pie dogs.

All day yesterday and today were spent on pins and needles, emailing back and forth trying to secure the lease at our #1 spot.  All the worries and fears were finally relieved this afternoon when we got the big THUMBS UP from our new landlord!


I think I’m still slightly in shock that it’s all really happening.  Thank you guys for your patience and support, and for letting me whine and be a sporadic blogger all week long.  Now comes the fun part – selling off 80% of my possessions, packing up our house, and driving ourselves across the country yet again.  Last time we moved I was a complete neurotic mess.  This time I’m just going to relax and enjoy the ride…

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Meg     at 10:17 pm

Congrats! Welcome to Virginia! I live in Arlington and got married last year in Old Town…such a charming area. You’ll also notice so many people running up and down Washington St./GW Parkway from DC all the way to Mount Vernon and a lot of our area races are up and down that road. It’s such a beautiful GREEN area this time of year.

On another note, did you get new sunglasses?

Good luck on the move!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I am SO EXCITED about all these awesome trails!! I am wearing OLD sunglasses that are way too big for my face. :( Hoping to replace them shortly!


Dorry     at 10:34 pm

Very exciting that it all worked out! Can’t wait to meet you next week in Chicago. :)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

yaaaaaaaaay me either!


Cati     at 10:39 pm

Congratulations on your new place!


Pure2raw Twins     at 10:47 pm

Congratulations! So happy to hear that everything worked out for you :)


Jayna     at 11:46 pm

So happy to hear it all worked out. I’m a dork, but I’ve been thinking about you ALL day wondering how it all went.

Can’t wait to see pictures of the new place and I have neighborhood envy :)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Aww thanks Jayna! It was a crazy weekend.


Neen @ Broad Bean to Runner Bean     at 4:39 am

congratulations on finding a new place, and good luck with the packing, thats the sucky bit, but you get rewarded with setting up a new place at the other end! x


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

So excited to UN-pack! :)


JL Goes Vegan     at 6:21 am

Congratulations! Moving IS stressful so you had every right to feel nervous and on edge. Happy you got what you wanted!


Jen     at 7:37 am

Yay, I’m so glad everything worked out for you guys! Exciting!


Whitney     at 8:27 am

Congrats Emily!! Will this move put you and Kath closer?! :)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

YES! We will be just a short 2 hour drive apart – very exciting. :)


Brynne     at 8:45 am

Yayy soooo happy for you!!


Colleen     at 10:20 am

Congratulations on your new digs! I love that area. Old Town is beautiful. DC is such an exciting city.


Sara     at 10:34 am

Congrats! You will love it here in VA, especially Old Town! I’m so excited you’re moving here!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Yay, me too! Can’t wait to meet everyone when I get there.


Amber K     at 11:40 am

I am going to have to move soon too, but within the same city. I can’t imagine moving so far away! I would definitely whine and have panic attacks as well! At least you’re getting it all out and venting about it. Much better than bottling it up!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I moved far away once, and it was AWFUL, but now that I’ve done it I know that I can handle doing it again. The first one is always the worst!


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katie     at 1:07 pm

Yea and congrats! New address please…we need a place to send your wedding invite!


Samantha     at 5:23 pm

Congrats! I work in Old Town and my favorite part is that during the holidays, they put lights in all the trees on King Street and it’s sooooo beautiful in the early morning and evening. ♥♥♥ There’s so much history and cool things to do there too. You’ll love it!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

I was JUST reading about the Old Town Christmas lights. I literally cannot WAIT – I am a Christmas freak. :)


Samantha Reply:

Well then, you’re going to also love the Christmas Attic store here too! It’s open all year, oh yaah. (-:


Lindsey     at 10:36 pm

We were stationed in VA until we moved earlier this year. I miss it. You’ll be so close to the Rock ‘n Roll half marathon (I think it’s 9/5 this year), the Shamrock marathon and half marathon, the Virginia is for Lovers 14k (I’m really bummed I didn’t get to do that one this year!) and there is a cool tri in Williamsburg that I did that was awesome. You’re not super close to those things, but close enough! And you’ll definitely have to make a trip to Busch Gardens!


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

Soooo many great races in that area – I’m so excited!


Kath     at 10:18 pm


We’re BOTH VA residents!!


Jaclyn     at 2:13 pm

Congratulations on your move! I live in Alexandria as well. DC is an awesome city and it’s always great to have hometown bloggers!

If you’re ever interested in a bloggie meetup in Old Town or DC, give me a shout. =)


Emily @ The Front Burner Blog Reply:

For SURE! Hoping to plan a meetup when I get up there for good :)


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