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Month: October 2011

Race Week DRAMA

Race Week DRAMA

Well, this week has been a little too eventful for my taste.  It started with me not knowing exactly what I should so training-wise.  Normally, I would follow a regular plan but my schedule was all thrown off because of Saturday’s 5K.  I felt like I REALLY needed to get in one last long run to feel good about my Half this weekend so I went 10 miles by myself Monday.  I felt good and really needed that run mentally. …

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Race for the Cure 2011 5K: Race Report

Race for the Cure 2011 5K: Race Report

Where to begin… I have decided that I have a love/ hate relationship with 5K’s.  Two weeks ago I loved them.  This weekend….not so much.  Initially, I was very optimistic about this race.  To be fair, it went well but I learned A LOT for the future.  Fortunately, I will have plenty of time to let this one marinade since I will not be racing in any 5K’s until the spring! PROS: Me with my Grandma Arnold- Breast Cancer SURVIVOR!…

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Setting my 5K PR

Setting my 5K PR

This Saturday I have another 5K.  I am starting to get the excited/ nervous feeling already.  5K’s used to be a personal race favorite of mine for many years.  I loved the speed, the shorter distance.  I thought people were crazy for racing anything more.  Why race a 10K when you could run a 5K? Then I started running longer distances and entered into a new world of half and full marathons.  This was a new kind of racing.  The…

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2 Updates: The CORE Challenge and The Bible

2 Updates: The CORE Challenge and The Bible

As you recall, I challenged myself at the beginning of the month to work on my core a little each day.  I call it the October Core Challenge.  Basically, I challenged myself to spend 10-15 minutes at least each day doing at least 100 ab exercises (crunches, leg lifts, bicycles, sit-ups, etc.) and 75 or more push-ups.  I started with only girl push-ups but after two weeks I am adding some boy push-ups in the mix. I tend to get…

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What am I capable of???

What am I capable of???

This morning got off to a rough start.  I woke up at 5:10 and was supposed to meet my friend on the track at 5:45.  We had decided to do our 8 mile tempo there because it would be too dark and trafficky anywhere else.  So I nursed Ashton, got dressed and then just as I was about to leave he got fussy and started crying.  I didn’t want him to wake up the other 3 sleeping children or my…

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A HARD easy run and guess who is 9 months old now?!

A HARD easy run and guess who is 9 months old now?!

SO, first things first… My little Ashton is 9 months old today!! Yes, has it already been 9 months since that snowy day in January when I held my little boy for the first time? Holding my sweet baby boy- January 11, 2011 I knew at that moment our family was complete.  The past 9 months have not gone exactly as I thought they would and as a family we have had some ups and downs (with most of the…

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Micah Rine Wildcate Legacy 5K- Race Report

Micah Rine Wildcate Legacy 5K- Race Report

What a GREAT race!! I must admit that I have found my new favorite Searcy 5K! I REALLY hope this becomes an annual event because if so- I will be back! PROS:  All proceeds went towards the Micah Rine Wellness Center- which will be at the school my children attend. Micah Rine was an HA alumni who died tragically at the age of 26.  Her family put this race together as just one way to remember Micah and celebrate her…

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October Racing Goals

October Racing Goals

Happy Friday! Two of my children are napping and two are resting so I have a few quiet minutes… I thought I would take a moment to put down some goals before my first race of the fall “season.” Saturday, October 8– Micah Rine Wildcat Legacy 5K Break 21 minutes! This is a very realistic goal. I know I can run in the 20’s.  I missed it by one second in my last 5K and I can blame it on…

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Back to Back Long Runs {sort of…}

Back to Back Long Runs {sort of…}

This time of year is an exciting time for runners…. It’s the start of a new racing season- whether you’re training for a marathon or a 5K (or something in between).  For me I am planning to race just about everything in the next 3 months! I have 2 5K’s, a 10K, 2 half marathons and a marathon.  I’ve made some training adjustments to my schedule.  Obviously, my main goal is the Houston Marathon in January.  My training is geared…

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The October CORE Challenge-

The October CORE Challenge-

Food for thought…. I just realized that you can spell the word “Core” from some of the letters in oCtObER. Interesting. Sure, my 7 year-old could have also figured that one out but that’s ok! I have decided I need to get back on track with my overall fitness, while still training for all my upcoming races.  I actually did well for a month or so this summer, doing abs and push-ups almost every day but just got out of…

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