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Month: July 2012

My Olympic Interview and JANET news!

My Olympic Interview and JANET news!

Today was a bit out of the ordinary. I was at a friends house letting our kids have a play date when I got a call from the Sports Information Director from Harding University- where I went to college.  He said that Channel 4 news was doing a piece on former Harding cross country and track runner Janet Cherobon-Bawcom and they wanted to interview a former teammate.  Who is Janet?  She is a former teammate friend of mine who happens…

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I like doing this?!!

I like doing this?!!

Do you ever have those days when as much as you love running you have to work hard to remind yourself of that fact?  This has been me lately.  I hate to admit it but it’s true.  I have been running on the treadmill the last few weeks which is not something I generally enjoy.  It is insanely hot and humid and after my whole chafing gone wild incident I am a little weary about running in the heat right…

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Random Update Time and Family Pics

Random Update Time and Family Pics

Health Issues: Two weeks ago on Friday I went for a hot 10 mile run with one of my best running buddies.  Even though I had put on Vaseline in all my usual preventive areas I still chafed pretty bad under my sports bra.  I didn’t think much of it until later that night when I realized how bad it really was.  By the next day it was looking awful and I was in a lot of pain and discomfort. …

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A HARD day and a HARD workout

A HARD day and a HARD workout

Yesterday we came back from a wonderful family vacation.  We had spent a week in California visiting friends and family we have there.  One of my favorite things we did was go to Yosemite. The kids and I had never been and it is AMAZING! Traveling home was long.  And hard.  The older three did very well and poor Ashton did the best he could but sitting on a plane all day is tough on an 18 month-old.  It’s also…

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The Escalon 10k- the one I set a course record?!

The Escalon 10k- the one I set a course record?!

It’s been a crazy week. We’ve been on vacation in California and you know me- of course I had to find a nearby race because vacation races are the best! No pressure, new race environment and a fun trip memory. So months ago when we set our trip dates I found a 10k just 15 minutes from our hotel. After taking weeks off because of the patellar tendinitis I wasn’t quite sure how today’s race would play out…. What would…

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2012 Goals- Where Are We?

2012 Goals- Where Are We?

I do not usually ever recap each month.  It’s not that I don’t want to because I think that would actually be pretty helpful.  I just don’t have time or the organizational motivation right now.  Maybe it’s the never ending pile of laundry or dishes but I just can’t seem to find the time to write monthly mileage updates.  I do keep track of everything on my personal running calendar and on Daily Mile. Every July I like to re-visit…

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The 15 Mile Challenge

The 15 Mile Challenge

This morning I knew I needed to cross train so I decided to do another brick workout.  I swam a mile (took about thirty-four minutes) and then immediately headed to the gym to ride a bike.  I wanted to ride the farthest I ever have and decided 15 miles was a good goal.  It took me an hour and twenty-two minutes.  I know I could have gone faster but I was watching Prison Break on Netflix (on season 3 now)…

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8 Years Old?!!!!!

8 Years Old?!!!!!

8 years ago today I was laying in the hospital holding a tiny baby.  I was exhausted after a very long, exhausting labor which resulted in an emergency c-section.  None of my birthing plan went the way I wanted but none of it mattered when I held my healthy baby girl for the first time. My oldest, Abi is is smaller version of me.  She has a very similar personality and reminds me so much of myself.  She is such…

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