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Running With Kids

The Valentine’s Day 5k & One Tough Long Run

After months of racing longer distances jumping into a 5k can be a little intimidating. I didn’t know exactly what to expect on Saturday in Russellville but I definitely went into it with a “no pressure” attitude. J was out of town until that evening so it was just me… and all the kids. Any sort of racing strategy was

River Trail 15k Race Recap- and Breaking a 3-Year PR!!

The 15k is an interesting distance to race. There’s only one around central Arkansas and it’s been around a while- the River Trail 15k. This was actually my 5th year to race it. I went in with one specific goal in mind. I really wanted to break 60 minutes. I did it in 2013 but since then I’ve had no

The One Hour Track Run Race Recap

Have you ever raced for distance- not time?  Every race I have ever run has been a set distance and the finish time was up to me.  In this race, everyone ran for one hour and the distance of the race was up to them.  The One Hour Track Run is the first race in the Arkansas Grand Prix 2016

Some Recovery Time and Two 10ks

Hello and Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! The kids are home from school all week so we are very much in holiday mode around our house. Before I completely forget I thought I would write up a very brief recap from the two races I ran since the marathon. I hesitate to even write about them since they were during my marathon

The Wildcat Road Mile- Race Recap

Racing an all out mile is by far the most intimidating distance to me.  For the last three years I have raced the mile once each summer. My time has gone from 5:17 in 2013 to 5:20 in 2014 and then even slower this year with a 5:31.  For whatever reason I was a little off this June at GoMile

My favorite run of the year- 2015
My favorite run of the year- 2015

July 1st is an important day to me. On this day in 2004, I became a mom for the first time. I’ve always considered myself a mother of little ones until this year.  It hit me this week that we’re nearing the end of an era.  The teen years are quickly approaching and everything is just starting to move a

Go! Mile 2015 Race Report
Go! Mile 2015 Race Report

This past weekend I ran in what I can honestly say is my most intimidating race of the year.  Yes, it’s only one mile but it’s ONE MILE!  Was I ready for it? Not quite.  I think I was more ready physically than mentally. The week got off to a rough start with the stomach bug which hit myself and

Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Report 2015
Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Report 2015

On Saturday our family made the drive down to Benton, Arkansas for a 2-mile race.  This is another one of those rarely raced distances but that’s one of the things I like about the Arkansas Grand Prix series. There’s plenty of variety and it’s always a bonus when my kids can participate.  I actually registered three of our four kids

How to Start a Kids Track Night

Recently I have had quite a few people ask me about our local kids track night program.  I thought it might be best to write a post about this for those who might be interested in doing this in their own town.  We have been running this track program for over six years and have learned a lot in the

Somebody’s Got to Watch the Kids and a Giveaway!
Somebody’s Got to Watch the Kids and a Giveaway!

Several weeks ago I saw a shirt on Facebook that I knew would be perfect for my husband. Maybe some of you or someone in your family can relate with this. It’s my husband’s new favorite shirt to wear to all of my races and he gets several compliments every time he wears it! Yes, running a race is hard