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Heart & Sole Half Marathon- Race Report {the one with a shiny new PR!}
Heart & Sole Half Marathon- Race Report {the one with a shiny new PR!}

What a day! This morning’s race was the result of many answered prayers and countless hours of hard work and training.  I could not have done it without the support of my friends and family.  The Heart & Sole Half Marathon has been on my racing calendar all year long.  I knew this would be my only half marathon for

Chilis 5K Queso- Race Report
Chilis 5K Queso- Race Report

This morning I ran in the 2nd Annual Chilis 5 Queso which benefits the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  I guess I consider this race to be the kick-off to my fall racing season.  If you recall, I ran in this race last year and it was my first race post stress fracture.  Comeback races are tough! Once again the race

When HEAT meets HILLS- The White River 4 Mile Classic Road Race Report
When HEAT meets HILLS- The White River 4 Mile Classic Road Race Report

Remember that silly New Year’s Resolution I made to run at least one road race every month this year???  Well, this goal came back to bite me big time this morning.  August was really the main month of the year I was worried about and for good reason.  Nothing good comes from racing in August.  At least not in Arkansas! 

The Escalon 10k- the one I set a course record?!
The Escalon 10k- the one I set a course record?!

It’s been a crazy week. We’ve been on vacation in California and you know me- of course I had to find a nearby race because vacation races are the best! No pressure, new race environment and a fun trip memory. So months ago when we set our trip dates I found a 10k just 15 minutes from our hotel. After

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