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Month: August 2016

Hot Pepper Nights 10k- 2016 edition

Hot Pepper Nights 10k- 2016 edition

What would bring me back to a 10k that has the word “hot” in the name of it?  Good question!  This is actually a very organized and fun, local race in Jonesboro.  It was not on the Grand Prix schedule but it did offer some overall prize money which was just enough to lure me back.  After mentioning it to John I decided to register since it was worth a shot.  I also really wanted to see if I could…

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Family Pictures 2016

Family Pictures 2016

I decided to take a break from my usual running or race reports to post some of our recent family pictures.  Last month my sister-in-law and her children were visiting from out of state so we had professional pictures made.  My good friend and running buddy, Natalie is an excellent photographer and we couldn’t be more happy with how they all turned out!  This was the first time to have all the grandchildren photographed together so it was very special….

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Watermelon 5k Race Recap

Watermelon 5k Race Recap

The Watermelon 5k in Hope, Arkansas was race #13 in the Arkansas Grand Prix series. To be honest this was probably one of those races I would not have done had it not been for my goal of Iron Runner.  There are certain races in the series that require a little more of a drive and this was one of them.  Hope, Arkansas is about 2.5 hours away from our house.  I tried making hotel reservations a couple weeks before…

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Marathon Recovery and a 4 Mile Race!

Marathon Recovery and a 4 Mile Race!

It’s been one week since the San Francisco Marathon and wouldn’t you know- I’ve already run another race since then… I’m sure this comes as no surprise.  The Batesville 4 Mile Classic was the 12th race on the Arkansas Grand Prix series and it’s been on my running calendar all year.  This is my first year attempting Iron Runner (running all 20 races in the GP series) so it’s been quite a learning experience.  Race events have ranged from one…

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The San Francisco Marathon Race Recap

The San Francisco Marathon Race Recap

Where to begin?!  My time in San Francisco was special.  This marathon gave me a new appreciation of the city and I loved being able to experience it as a marathoner.  Never before have I run a race that truly represented the host city so well.  Often I tend to get in the zone and block out everything around me but this was impossible in SF.  The view was always changing and I never knew what was around the corner. …

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