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Arkansas Runner Mom

Mt. Magazine Trail Run

On Saturday I made my big trail race debut and I must say Mt. Magazine did not disappoint. I had no idea what I was getting into but that was probably a good thing! This race was such a crazy, hard, fun, and exciting learning experience.  Now that a few days have passed (and it’s getting a little easier to

Toad Suck 10k- the 2017 edition

There wasn’t really any question in my mind whether or not I would run the Toad Suck 10k this year.  It was the 8th race in the Arkansas Grand Prix series so ready or not I was going to do what I could.  Once again my older two joined me so we left for Conway a little after 6 am

Doubling up! A 5k and a 10 Mile Race

It’s been a while since I pulled a double header so I guess I was due. I’ve had a few 10k/ 5k or 5k/5k combos but I’ve never had a 5k/ 10 Miler.  One thing both races had in common was warm weather! Race #1- Mary Jane Moix 5k Location: Conway, AR Time: 8:00 AM This was my first time

The Boston Marathon 2017 Race Recap

The marathon distance is never easy but some marathons are more challenging than others. Boston 2017 definitely falls into this category for me. After the race yesterday, my friend asked me what my favorite distance was to race. Of course the 5k is always a favorite of mine but as much as it kills me the marathon is too. Sometimes

Two races back in April… Capital City Classic 10k- 2017 edition AND Chip’s Share it Forward 5k

I am a few race reports behind so I thought I’d catch up before I forgot all together.  I’m not sure how many people even read these but I tend to be a repeat racer so I guess I’m doing this so I can remember for next time. Race: Capital City Classic 10K Date: April 1, 2017 Location: Little Rock,

Staying Focused and Staying POSITIVE- Spring Fling 5k 2017

When it comes to racing I tend to be a creature of habit.  2017 marked my 5th consecutive year of running the Cabot Spring Fling 5k.  Three of these years have been within 2-3 weeks of finishing the Little Rock Marathon but it’s just hard to pass up this one since it’s only 30 minutes from our house and it’s

Chase Race and Paws 2017

Once again Little Rock Marathon recovery has included a 2 mile race! Why would I do this? Well, besides this particular race being in the Arkansas Grand Prix series this is an all around fun race for the whole family- including our new puppy Pepper!  After last year’s surprising 2 mile race success (6 days post marathon) I decided to

Little Rock Marathon 2017

Winning the Little Rock Marathon last year was an experience that I’ll never forget.  I spent the next 12 months knowing that I wanted to run it again but it was very intimating. My 2016 race win would be a very tough act to follow but I knew I wanted to try. Training for LRM started at the beginning of

Run the Line Half Marathon 2017 Race Recap

Run the Line Half Marathon is the 4th race on the Arkansas Grand Prix schedule and once again this race turned into a girls weekend. Good times!  I rode down to Texarkana with my friends Natalie and Beverly.  There we met up with Amy and Lorri.  We picked up our race packets and then headed to dinner. After dinner we

Valentine’s Day 5k 2017 Race Recap

I started to write this recap over a week ago but got sidetracked so here we go… Better late than never! Race: Valentine’s Day 5k Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 Location: Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR I was a little more prepared this year for this one.  If you recall I ran this race in crazy race mom mode