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Arkansas Runner Mom

Hot Pepper Nights 10k- 2016 edition

What would bring me back to a 10k that has the word “hot” in the name of it?  Good question!  This is actually a very organized and fun, local race in Jonesboro.  It was not on the Grand Prix schedule but it did offer some overall prize money which was just enough to lure me back.  After mentioning it to

Family Pictures 2016

I decided to take a break from my usual running or race reports to post some of our recent family pictures.  Last month my sister-in-law and her children were visiting from out of state so we had professional pictures made.  My good friend and running buddy, Natalie is an excellent photographer and we couldn’t be more happy with how they

Watermelon 5k Race Recap

The Watermelon 5k in Hope, Arkansas was race #13 in the Arkansas Grand Prix series. To be honest this was probably one of those races I would not have done had it not been for my goal of Iron Runner.  There are certain races in the series that require a little more of a drive and this was one of

Marathon Recovery and a 4 Mile Race!

It’s been one week since the San Francisco Marathon and wouldn’t you know- I’ve already run another race since then… I’m sure this comes as no surprise.  The Batesville 4 Mile Classic was the 12th race on the Arkansas Grand Prix series and it’s been on my running calendar all year.  This is my first year attempting Iron Runner (running

The San Francisco Marathon Race Recap

Where to begin?!  My time in San Francisco was special.  This marathon gave me a new appreciation of the city and I loved being able to experience it as a marathoner.  Never before have I run a race that truly represented the host city so well.  Often I tend to get in the zone and block out everything around me

San Francisco Marathon Training Cycle Details

This is it.  Just a couple more days until I head to San Francisco to put months of training into one race!  I know I’ve done my best and I’m anxious to put it to the test Sunday morning.  I think no matter how long I’ve been running I am constantly learning about the sport. This summer I’ve experienced and

The Birthday Run- 12!

Summer is flying by and marathon training is in full swing!  We made it back home from our recent family vacation and I did absolutely no blogging so I’m a couple days behind on posting this. I know I have a 5k to report but first I wanted to recap my favorite run of the year- a special birthday run! 

Run, Walk, and Boom 5k

My family has a history of running and racing together so it’s no surprise that we usually find a local race whenever we all get together. A 5k in a strange city? Sounds great!  We found the Run, Walk, and Boom 5k several months ago when we had our trip dates set but I waited until about two weeks before

Go! Mile 2016: RRCA National One Mile Championship

To a distance runner is there really any distance more intimidating than the mile?  Just thinking about racing all out for one mile makes me tired… and nervous.  I know one of the best things you can do to improve as a runner is to get out of your comfort zone so races like Go! Mile and the Arkansas Runner

Arkansas Runner 2 Miler: 2016 edition

It’s always a little intimidating to follow up a race distance after a PR. Back in March I unexpectedly set a new 2 mile personal best time- finally beating my time from 1997!  I went into that race with zero expectations since it was 6 days after a marathon but once I got out there everything just clicked and I