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Month: July 2013

I have a coach?! And thoughts from a track workout…
I have a coach?! And thoughts from a track workout…

I am not always confident in myself or my ability.  Yesterday’s workout was one that I had some serious doubts about being able to complete.  Last week I started using a running coach which I must admit has been a bit of an adjustment for me. My last coach was in college (2001)- before I became a Mrs. and long

Reality Check: The Quiet Valley Rooster 5K Race Report
Reality Check: The Quiet Valley Rooster 5K Race Report

Several months ago my sister had an idea that when my family got together for a reunion in Pennsylvania this summer we should all run a race while we were there.  Yes, we are alike in so many ways…  She found a local race for the one weekend we were all there and it was only 12 miles away.  The

The Fast Firecracker 5K {Breaking 18!!}
The Fast Firecracker 5K {Breaking 18!!}

The Fast Firecracker 5K is a race that is very true to its name.  For the last few years I’ve heard it was fast but on Thursday I was able to experience it for myself.  And it was awesome. I’ve been gearing up for this race as my “A Race” ever since Boston.  I knew if there was ever a

My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….
My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….

Can 2013 be over halfway over?  Summer is flying by and my official 5K training season is coming to a close.  It was short and sweet.  In two days is the big race and I hope I’m ready.  I’ve put in the training.  Time to put it all out there on July 4th. I am not one who traditionally races