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Running With Kids

Go! Mile 2016: RRCA National One Mile Championship

To a distance runner is there really any distance more intimidating than the mile?  Just thinking about racing all out for one mile makes me tired… and nervous.  I know one of the best things you can do to improve as a runner is to get out of your comfort zone so races like Go! Mile and the Arkansas Runner

Arkansas Runner 2 Miler: 2016 edition

It’s always a little intimidating to follow up a race distance after a PR. Back in March I unexpectedly set a new 2 mile personal best time- finally beating my time from 1997!  I went into that race with zero expectations since it was 6 days after a marathon but once I got out there everything just clicked and I

Rock Run 8k- 2016 edition

The 8k is an interesting distance to race. Maybe one of these years I’ll learn to race it right! This was my second year to run the Rock Run 8k (4.97 miles) and while I did set a “PR” by a whopping 6 seconds I know I have some work to do. Pre-Race Friday night Anna had a softball game

Marathon Recovery and the Most Surprising Race of All!

The week after a marathon is always full of many emotions for me.  My mind likes to replay every mile of the race and I tend to analyze everything.  The entire Little Rock Marathon experience was amazing in every way and I celebrated it to the fullest.  I am never one to jump back into running right away after a

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