Month: April 2013

Kids & Racing

A LONG time ago I ran my first 5K.  I wish I could remember the exact year but I believe I was 6 or 7 years old. I had done zero training and was not involved in any organized sports.  I was just a typical kid who played and ran around outside at recess and after school.  My sister who

Stride to Prevent Suicide 10K- Race Report

Yesterday I ran in a local race- the Stride To Prevent Suicide 10K.  I have run in this 5K twice before but this was the first time the 10K was offered so I decided to go for it.  I didn’t have very high expectations for my time since this was just 12 days since Boston and I have only put

Decisions, Recovery & Birthdays!

Several months ago my youngest sister decided to run her first half marathon.  She registered for the Nashville Country Music Half Marathon on April 27.  My plan was to run with her to help pace her.  I knew we would have the best girls weekend together.  Then, April 15th happened and I am still trying to sort things out.  My

The Boston Marathon- Part Two: Race Report!

Monday, April 15th was a day I experienced just about every emotion that is humanly possible.  When it began I felt the way I feel most other marathon mornings but this time it was even more special.  I was about to run the Boston Marathon and I had been dreaming of running this race for years.   The day was

The Boston Marathon- Part One “The Best of Boston”

I have never had to write a two part race report before but I just don’t see any way around it this time.  So much happened in just a few short days on my trip to Boston.  I still don’t know if I’m ready (or will ever be ready) to open up about my experience in Boston but I will

Boston Marathon Update- heading home!

I am at Logan International Airport now ready to head home. I was too physically and emotionally drained to post anything last night. My entire Boston trip experience was amazing until about an hour or so after I finished. I will write more about the great parts of the trip- the expo, seeing the city, and running the best marathon

At the starting line…

Yesterday the Boston Marathon posted this picture on Facebook and the reality of it has still not sunk in just yet. In just 4 short days I will be crossing the starting line in Hopkinton and working my way 26.2 miles until I reach the finish line on Boylston St. in Boston. It’s been a long road to Boston and

Capital City Classic 10K- Race Review

Yesterday was my third time to run in the Capital City Classic 10K.  If you live in central Arkansas and love to race this is one you definitely want to keep on your racing calendar.  The weather has been great every time I’ve run it and the course is perfect. Last year my big goal was to break 40 minutes

A Bump in the Road

Over the past few years of marathon training, I have found that making it to the starting line injury-free and in top physical condition is much more difficult than actually running the marathon itself.  Sometimes there is a very thin line during training between pushing yourself to your potential and pushing yourself too hard.  I learned a lot of things