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The Arkansas 20k- a few thoughts on racing after an injury

The first race back after an injury and an extended amount of time off from training can be very intimidating.  What is a realistic time goal?  What if something starts hurting?  Am I ready for this? Usually I train and race often enough that I have very realistic goals going into any given race.  In May when my plantar fasciitis

Running Lately- Surviving a Summer with Plantar Fasciitis

It’s been a while since my last post which is probably a good thing!  Moody, non- running Tia can be a bit of a handful.  Just ask my sweet husband.   Taking a 3 month hiatus from marathon training and consistent running has been challenging but it was definitely necessary.  As much as I hated the break I know it

The Memorial 13.1 Half Marathon

One of my favorite running days of the year is July 1st.  This is my oldest daughter’s birthday and every year on this day we run her age in miles.  We started this tradition when she turned 9 and it’s been a very memorable way to celebrate her special day each year.  It’s the anniversary of the day I became

Go! Mile 2017 Race Report

Well I’ve put off writing this race recap for about as long as I can.  It’s not nearly as much fun going into a race when you’re not prepared and for some reason it’s even more intimidating when it’s a one mile race.  Go! Mile was the 10th race in the Arkansas Grand Prix schedule this year and the only

Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Recap

I’m not a fan of being unprepared when it comes to racing.  I know there are some who like to race “for fun” but my version of fun typically involves racing fast and running well. Racing is hard enough as it is and I don’t need a little voice in my head telling me I can’t do it or I’m

The Streak Ends Now

It’s been over a month since my last post and I have to admit running and I are not in a good place right now.  Over four weeks ago, after a 20 mile trail run my left foot started to feel sore and I immediately knew it was symptomatic of plantar fasciitis.  I had this dreaded injury 3 summers ago

Mt. Magazine Trail Run

On Saturday I made my big trail race debut and I must say Mt. Magazine did not disappoint. I had no idea what I was getting into but that was probably a good thing! This race was such a crazy, hard, fun, and exciting learning experience.  Now that a few days have passed (and it’s getting a little easier to

Toad Suck 10k- the 2017 edition

There wasn’t really any question in my mind whether or not I would run the Toad Suck 10k this year.  It was the 8th race in the Arkansas Grand Prix series so ready or not I was going to do what I could.  Once again my older two joined me so we left for Conway a little after 6 am

Doubling up! A 5k and a 10 Mile Race

It’s been a while since I pulled a double header so I guess I was due. I’ve had a few 10k/ 5k or 5k/5k combos but I’ve never had a 5k/ 10 Miler.  One thing both races had in common was warm weather! Race #1- Mary Jane Moix 5k Location: Conway, AR Time: 8:00 AM This was my first time

The Boston Marathon 2017 Race Recap

The marathon distance is never easy but some marathons are more challenging than others. Boston 2017 definitely falls into this category for me. After the race yesterday, my friend asked me what my favorite distance was to race. Of course the 5k is always a favorite of mine but as much as it kills me the marathon is too. Sometimes