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Toad Suck 10K Race Report- Getting Back to Business!
Toad Suck 10K Race Report- Getting Back to Business!

I guess it’s about time I get around to writing my Toad Suck 10k race recap! This race is 8th in the Arkansas Grand Prix series (and my 5th) for the year.  The next one is this Saturday so I better get moving! Race: Toad Suck 10k Date: Saturday, May 2, 2015 Location: Conway, Arkansas This was my fifth year

Observations from running with a 22-year-old
Observations from running with a 22-year-old

Last May I met a college student who said she was interested in doing some speed work with me.  Jackie was a senior basketball player who wanted to increase her speed and fitness over the summer.  Up until this point I was doing all of my speed work solo so the thought of having someone to pace with for some

The Illinois Half Marathon- Getting closer to a PR!
The Illinois Half Marathon- Getting closer to a PR!

During my long injury comeback this fall and spring I had it in my head that I needed to run a marathon to officially be “back” to normal.  For some reason I felt like my ultimate goal should be a faster marathon time.  I know I’ve mentioned it one or two (or a hundred) times before but coming back from

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

Giveaway winner and a weekend break from racing

First of all, the big winner in the 73Threads Giveaway is Theresa Ferguson! Congratulations!  I will be emailing you to get your contact information for 73Threads.  Thank you to everyone who participated! In the next week I hope to have the race reports for the Illinois Half Marathon, the Toad Suck 10k, and the Light up the Streets 5k finished. 

Training Basics- a Non Race Week
Training Basics- a Non Race Week

In the spring it is very easy for me to get caught up in racing.  There seems to be an abundance of local races and I have a very hard time resisting the urge to run every single one of them.  Last year at this time I think I did race just about all of them (including double races two

The Best and Worst of 2014 {…30 races later!}
The Best and Worst of 2014 {…30 races later!}

Yes, it’s time for my annual year of running review.  It’s really hard to sum up an entire year of running in one post but that’s what we do at the end of December, right?  I like to break down the good and the bad in one post.  Don’t worry- not every race performance is mentioned.  That would be a

Why #Run1?
Why #Run1?

This post was originally published on www.runwithmekids.com Last December I spent the last few days of the year taking a much needed break from running after finishing a big marathon.  My legs and my mind needed a rest but I couldn’t rest long.  The first of the year was calling.  There’s just something about running on January 1st… It’s a

Around the House
Around the House

It’s ironic how so much can change in one short year.  Last December I was in the best racing condition of my life.  I ran my fastest half and was getting ready for my first sub-3 hour marathon.  It’s hard not to compare that to where I am now.  I know I shouldn’t.  I am grateful to be running again

Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis
Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis

It’s MONDAY!! What a chilly weekend it was too.  My husband, my two oldest children and myself all ran in a 10K on Saturday and I think it was my coldest race to date! Race report on that one coming soon… I decided I was finally ready to write my plantar fasciitis comeback post… If you’ve been following my running