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Month: June 2016

Go! Mile 2016: RRCA National One Mile Championship

Go! Mile 2016: RRCA National One Mile Championship

To a distance runner is there really any distance more intimidating than the mile?  Just thinking about racing all out for one mile makes me tired… and nervous.  I know one of the best things you can do to improve as a runner is to get out of your comfort zone so races like Go! Mile and the Arkansas Runner 2 Miler definitely do that for me! This was my fourth year to run Go! Mile.  This race is actually…

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Arkansas Runner 2 Miler: 2016 edition

Arkansas Runner 2 Miler: 2016 edition

It’s always a little intimidating to follow up a race distance after a PR. Back in March I unexpectedly set a new 2 mile personal best time- finally beating my time from 1997!  I went into that race with zero expectations since it was 6 days after a marathon but once I got out there everything just clicked and I went with it. The result- negative splits and a new PR of 11:34. This past Saturday’s 2 mile race was…

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Training, Missing a Race Start, and Trying to “Do It All.”

Training, Missing a Race Start, and Trying to “Do It All.”

Thanks for the many sweet comments after my interview last week. I was extremely honored (and nervous) about being interviewed by THV 11 out of Little Rock for Global Running Day.  The kids LOVED being a part of it.    For anyone who missed it the link to my interview can be found here.  I had no idea what the tag line for the story was going to be until I saw it while it aired, “Marathon Mom Proves You…

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From a C-section to a 5 Minute Plank

From a C-section to a 5 Minute Plank

This article was originally posted in 2013. Having a c-section, let alone four of them, was never in my birth plan.  In fact, the day it was discussed in my childbirth class I honestly wasn’t listening because I assumed that was just something that happened to other women.  I planned on having a natural delivery and would only consider using an epidural as a last resort.  My mother gave birth to five children naturally and I assumed I would take…

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