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Facebook, Four Races and DOMS!
Facebook, Four Races and DOMS!

FacebookAfter having a running blog for going on 4 years (has it already been that long?!) I decided it was time to jump on the Facebook page train.  This way I can post about races, training and running and not feel like I’m annoying other FB friends who are not that interested.  So if you are interested in following my

The Mississippi River Half Marathon Race Report
The Mississippi River Half Marathon Race Report

“Against the wind I’m still runnin’ against the wind I’m older now but still runnin’ against the wind.”  ~Bob Seger If you are hoping to read a race report about a perfectly executed race in which I nailed my pacing strategy this is not the one.  (That might better describe my 15K last week.)  The half marathon I ran yesterday

Fit4Christ Christmas 5K- Race Recap!
Fit4Christ Christmas 5K- Race Recap!

Well, I wasn’t going to do any more racing in 2012 but I decided to make a little exception for someone very special… Me and my big girl When we heard about a very low-key 5K happening on campus this past weekend, my husband and I asked Abi if she wanted to run in it.  She liked the fact that

St. Jude Marathon Race Report- Respect the distance.
St. Jude Marathon Race Report- Respect the distance.

Today’s marathon taught me many things but I’d say the biggest lesson I learned was to respect the distance.  I’ve heard other runners say this but it’s never quite hit me the way it did today.  And it hit hard. Forcing my legs to continue to move during the last 2 miles was a bigger accomplishment than running the entire

Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Marathon- Race Report!
Delaware and Lehigh Heritage Marathon- Race Report!

I’m HOME!!! My husband surprised me at the airport with ALL the kids.  I thought he would only have the little two with him but he checked the big two out of school at noon so they could all greet me at the Little Rock airport.  I missed them all so much but I must admit that I had an

Bison Stampede 5K- Race Report {the one with an almost PR!}
Bison Stampede 5K- Race Report {the one with an almost PR!}

This morning I ran in my third 5K of the month.  These puppies are wearing me out! I am hoping that running my marathon pace next week feels easy (at least for a while) in NYC compared to my 5K race pace. I last ran this race 2 years ago.  🙂 Ran with baby #1, 30 weeks preggo with baby

Arkansas Race for the Cure 2012- Race Report
Arkansas Race for the Cure 2012- Race Report

Yesterday was my 9th year in a row to run in the Arkansas Race for the Cure.  I love this race and have had many different race experiences there.  The first time I ran it was in 2004 and my little Abi was just 3 months old.  Race for the Cure and I go way back! However, this was my

Micah Rine Wildcate Legacy 5K- Race Report {AKA- My favorite 5K!}
Micah Rine Wildcate Legacy 5K- Race Report {AKA- My favorite 5K!}

Best. 5K. EVER. I have been looking forward to this 5K all year.  Well, really since I ran it last October.  It is my favorite kind of race course- flat and fast! When I woke up yesterday and saw that the temperature was 48 degrees and perfect I knew I was going to have a good race.  Temperature and race

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