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Arkansas Runner Mom

Firecracker Fast 5k 2018

The 5k has always been my favorite racing distance followed closely by the marathon.  I have no idea how many I’ve raced over the years- there’s just been way too many to count.  It was my go-to racing distance in high school when my family would pick a race to run on the weekend. In college I raced mostly 5ks

14 Miles for 14 Years ~ Abi’s Birthday Run 2018

When we started Abi’s birthday run in 2013 we had no idea what it would turn into or how long we would keep it up. Here we are 6 years later and somehow the tradition continues. We’ve has years we ran on the streets near our house, one year in Ohio when we were visiting family, and last year was

Bring on the Speed- Arkansas Runner 2 Mile and Go! Mile 2018 Race Recap

It’s summer racing season which means I’ve switched gears from marathon training to racing some shorter distances.  Nothing like a fast 1 or 2 mile race to push you out of your comfort zone!  To be honest these two races are the most intimidating ones on the Arkansas Grand Prix schedule to me. There’s just something about the shorter races

War Eagle 25k

Racing a 25k trail run is probably not the smartest move when in the middle of 1 mile/ 5k training but I just couldn’t resist. This race has been on my radar the past few years but for one reason or another it hasn’t worked out. One year it was sold out, another we were traveling, and then last year

Saturday’s Double Header: The Moix 5k & Arkansas 10 Miler

What do you do when two races you want to run are on the same day at different times? Why not register for both! On Saturday I ran in the Moix 5k in Conway at 8 am and the Arkansas 10 Miler in Little Rock at 5:00 pm. Race #1- Abi and I arrived in Conway a little after 7

Boston Marathon 2018

The Boston Marathon is more than a race.  The entire weekend is a celebration of running with other athletes from around the world. I thought about making this into two separate posts but you really can’t have the race without everything else so here it is in one long recap.  (Feel free to skip down to the race portion!)  I’ve

From LA to Vegas… The Speed Project 4.0

Sometimes opportunities present themselves at very unexpected times and if you want it you just need to go for it. This explains how I got caught up running in a relay from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with 9 other strangers! When I first found out that Strava was putting together a team I was very interested but I had

Little Rock Marathon 2018

We’ve all heard the quote, “If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.” Well that never felt more real to me as it did this past week. In the days leading up to the 2018 Little Rock Marathon I found myself getting more and more nervous. My goal had been a huge motivation but it also scared me

3 Bridges Marathon 2017- PR’s & Pacing!

Where to begin?! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I am a few race recaps behind. I will catch up at some point but first things first!  Two days ago I ran my 21st marathon. I went into it unlike any other marathon I’ve ever raced. I registered for 3B26 at the beginning of June. At the time

October Races- a 5K and a 10K

Fall is finally here and after two races this month I figured this would be a good time for an update.  This month has felt much more “normal” in my training and racing. 🙌🏻 So thankful for this!  I knew going into both of my October races I wasn’t where I would like to be but it’s all about progress! This