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Arkansas Runner Mom

Arkansas 20k Race Report- 2016

This Saturday marked the 8th consecutive weekend I had a race. Yes, this is now my (unintentional) record but I promise the racing streak ends here! Of all 8 races I probably had the lowest expectations for this one and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised. For the first time in many months I negative split a race

Minuteman Cross Country 5k

Saturday’s Grand Prix race took me way back to my former running days. Lining up in boxed lanes in a grassy field makes me feel like a high school cross country runner all over again.  A few differences this time were having my kids right behind me and I didn’t have a coach yelling out splits. I’ve only run one

ARK Classic 5k Race Recap- 2016

Last Saturday I ran in the ARK Classic 5k which was race # 14 in the Arkansas Grand Prix series. Technically this was my third time to run it and the third time on a new course! I actually ran this race in 1998 as a college sophomore. It was the one and only time during college that our coach

The Wildcat Road Mile- 2016 edition

Saturday was my third time to race in the Wildcat Road Mile. This is a small, local race that benefits my daughter’s cross country team. The mile is an intimidating distance for me and coming off a marathon recovery cycle was not the ideal time to race it. I started a little too aggressive and then lost focus on the

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