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The Best and Worst of 2014 {…30 races later!}

The Best and Worst of 2014 {…30 races later!}

Yes, it’s time for my annual year of running review.  It’s really hard to sum up an entire year of running in one post but that’s what we do at the end of December, right?  I like to break down the good and the bad in one post.  Don’t worry- not every race performance is mentioned.  That would be a really long post.  While much of the year was dominated by plantar fasciitis I still managed to get in an…

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Why #Run1?

Why #Run1?

This post was originally published on www.runwithmekids.com Last December I spent the last few days of the year taking a much needed break from running after finishing a big marathon.  My legs and my mind needed a rest but I couldn’t rest long.  The first of the year was calling.  There’s just something about running on January 1st… It’s a new beginning and no matter how great or bad the previous year was it offers a chance to start fresh. …

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Spa City 10K- Race Report

Spa City 10K- Race Report

This is my last race report for the year! It is not the last race I ran but this one sort of fell through the cracks during my racing rampage of November and early December.  Why bother writing it at all?  To tell you the truth, I often go back through my old race reports before running them again.  It helps refresh my mind on the course, the atmosphere and it prepares me mentally. I have a feeling I will…

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Breakaway 10K 2014- His First 10k!

Breakaway 10K 2014- His First 10k!

This is by far the most belated race report I have ever posted.  I thought about summarizing this race recap in another post but it just wouldn’t do it justice.  This was my husband and my oldest son’s first 10k and running 6.2 miles at any age is a big deal and should be acknowledged! Race- The Breakaway 10KDate- Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 amLocation- Race started and ended in front of Harding Academy in Searcy When my eight-year-old…

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CASA Half Marathon Race Report 2014 – Going out strong!

CASA Half Marathon Race Report 2014 – Going out strong!

The last few weeks have been a blur of Christmas parties, activities, work, shopping, baking and RACING!  Ordinarily I consider myself fairly organized but right now I am just taking it day by day.  I would love to write a more lengthy race report but if I do it might never happen.  (If you recall I’m still short two 10K race reports from November…)  I saw this on a friends Facebook page this morning and could really relate.  It’s hard…

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The St. Jude Half Marathon- 2014 Race Recap

The St. Jude Half Marathon- 2014 Race Recap

I’ve always loved this quote and on Saturday I rediscovered it. Going into this race I had no idea what to expect. I was full of doubt and uncertainty.  Not only was my plantar bothering me but my right hamstring was also having some kind of issue.  There were a few times I considered not racing but I told myself everything would feel better by the end of the week.  I had an amazing Sports Thai massage the day before…

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Around the House

Around the House

It’s ironic how so much can change in one short year.  Last December I was in the best racing condition of my life.  I ran my fastest half and was getting ready for my first sub-3 hour marathon.  It’s hard not to compare that to where I am now.  I know I shouldn’t.  I am grateful to be running again but I have to admit that this week has been hard.  Since Saturday’s 10k my plantar fasciitis has flared up…

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My Birthday, the Great Duck 10K Race Recap AND a BIG Announcement!

My Birthday, the Great Duck 10K Race Recap AND a BIG Announcement!

Hello! Has it really been 2 weeks?! So much going on and so little time to write about it… Happy December! First, yes, I did have a birthday and I did something I’ve never done before on my birthday- I ran a race! I always make it a point to run on my birthday but believe it or not I have never run a race on it.  There’s a big difference! Several months ago when I realized my birthday was…

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Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis

Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis

It’s MONDAY!! What a chilly weekend it was too.  My husband, my two oldest children and myself all ran in a 10K on Saturday and I think it was my coldest race to date! Race report on that one coming soon… I decided I was finally ready to write my plantar fasciitis comeback post… If you’ve been following my running at all the past six months or so you know I was plagued with this dreaded foot injury.  Months ago…

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The Well Done Run 5K

The Well Done Run 5K

A few months ago I heard about a new race that was going to take place in my town called the Well Done Run.  The entire concept of the race intrigued me because I’d never heard of anything like it.  The race website describes it this way, “Think of it as a 5K with baggage. Runner/Walkers will be given a 1-gallon jug at the beginning of the race. At the halfway mark, the participants will fill their water jug in…

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