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Year: 2015

The BEST and WORST of 2015

Happy New Year!! So long 2015! At the end of each year I like to reflect on the year- the highs and lows. 2015 has had a couple PR’s and it’s also been injury free.  After battling an injury most of 2014, I’ve tried to remember to be grateful for good health. Every time I step down and my heel

The Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon 2015 Race Recap

It’s been a little over a week since my last race of the year and before this one gets lost in the mix of Christmas and New Years I guess I should get up some sort of a recap!  The Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon was my 14th marathon (and 3rd this year).  Typically months of dedicated training goes into

CASA Half Marathon 2015 Race Recap
CASA Half Marathon 2015 Race Recap

That’s right. I broke all the rules of reason and raced a half marathon and a marathon one week apart.  I feel like I owe an explanation but if you know me at all you probably don’t need one. I will say that the first race- the half marathon was on my racing calendar all year and was a goal

For Such a Time as This

I’ve always loved the story of Esther.  Here was a woman put in a powerful position with a strong commitment to her family and her faith.  She had so much courage.  I am in no way comparing myself to Esther but I think we can all relate to the last phrase of Esther 4:14- “for such a time as this”.

Some Recovery Time and Two 10ks

Hello and Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! The kids are home from school all week so we are very much in holiday mode around our house. Before I completely forget I thought I would write up a very brief recap from the two races I ran since the marathon. I hesitate to even write about them since they were during my marathon

27 Days

I had some questions about how I handled marathon recovery, training, and tapering in between Chicago and Wynne. If you were one of those people- this post is for you! First, don’t underestimate marathon recovery and rest! Some marathons require more rest than others. Fortunately, Chicago was a fairly easy one to recover from and I felt ready to run

It was a Wynne-Win Situation: The Midsouth Marathon Race Recap

On Saturday morning two things happened when I crossed the finish line in Wynne, Arkansas. First, I won my first marathon. Second, my marathon PR streak came to an end.  I decided I’m going to celebrate the first and not dwell on the second. Running marathons less than a month apart is tough but I gave it my best shot.

Back to back Marathoning… and two 5k’s!

On October 11th I ran the Chicago Marathon knowing full well I had plans to run another marathon 27 days later. Thankfully, the recovery process has gone well and tomorrow is the next marathon! I’m going to do a whole post on my recovery/ training these past 27 days but I’m going to wait until after tomorrow’s race for that.

It’s the end of an era…

Last weekend I ran in 5k pushing a jogging stroller. It’s been a long time since I’ve done something like that.  Obviously I wasn’t in typical competitive race mode and my mid-race thought process was very different.  This stroller’s tire seems flat! I hope it can make it 3 more miles! Then there was the realization- Wow!  I’m going so much

The Chicago Marathon Race Recap

The Chicago Marathon is truly one of a kind.  To sum it up in a few words- I LOVED this race!  The crowds, the course, the atmosphere- it is the full package!  I would definitely recommend it as a must run marathon. Marathon race reports are always the hardest to write because one small recap doesn’t seem to do it