Race Reports

CASA 5K Race Report- the one that was REALLY hot!

Yesterday I ran in another 5K.  I knew going into the race that once again my training was not where it needed to be because of my patellar tendonitis.  I have been cross training much more than running this past month and it all caught up to me yesterday- along with some pretty intense heat. For some reason, 5 K

Toad Suck 5K- Race Report!

5K Season is here and I am in the thick of it! After last week’s “extra long” 5K, I was ready to race on a certified course.  I needed a good time and I knew Toad Suck would be the right course.  Yes, this is the real name of this race.  There is a festival in Conway, Arkansas every May

Stride to Prevent Suicide 5K- Race Report

This morning I ran in a local 5K. I have been gearing up for this race all week.  I’ve cut my mileage in half to taper as well as rest my right knee.  I must say that it actually felt fine the entire race.  For some reason on race day my knee always knows how to get it in to

St. Patrick’s Day 5K- Race Report

Is it just me or are 5K’s surprisingly challenging?  I went into this race with pretty low expectations.  I had no idea what to expect because I have done ZERO 5K training.  My last 5K was in December, right before my marathon and while wasn’t awful but it wasn’t great either. Since running the Little Rock Marathon two weeks ago,

Little Rock Marathon- Race Report

Running a marathon changes you.  Last night I went to bed knowing that I would not be the same person after running in this race today.  I know that sounds cheesy but it’s true.  There is something about pushing your body past its natural limit that stretches you physically, mentally and spiritually.  I was much more anxious and nervous about

My own very unofficial 10K: Race Report!

Why a 10K?Sunday night I looked ahead at what this week’s marathon training had in store.  With my last 21 miler done and the Little Rock Marathon just around the corner I knew I was in the home stretch of my training.  I am sort of using a cross between Hal Higdon’s back to back marathon training and a little

The River Trail 15K- Race Report

If you would have asked me last week what I knew about a 15K I would have had to stop for a second and add up the distance in my head.  I had never even heard of a race this distance- 9.3 miles.  As mentioned in an earlier post, during my run on Monday, one of my friend’s mentioned the

Houston Marathon- Race Report

There is nothing easy about running a marathon.  It is hard, hard work.  As I sit here and type my race recount I am completely exhausted.  My legs are unbelievably sore.  I have two toenails I’m honestly afraid to look at and one blister on each foot.  My body is aching but I have to say- it is ALL WORTH

Race Report- Chilis 5K Queso

Yesterday I ran in the Chilis 5Queso Run.  Overall, it was a great first time event race.  PROS: All proceeds of this race went to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  I love supporting St. Jude’s whenever I have the opportunity.  The race staff was very friendly and for a local 5K the race swag was great! The t-shirts are very festive