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War Eagle 25k

War Eagle 25k

Racing a 25k trail run is probably not the smartest move when in the middle of 1 mile/ 5k training but I just couldn’t resist. This race has been on my radar the past few years but for one reason or another it hasn’t worked out. One year it was sold out, another we were traveling, and then last year I was injured. This year the only “issue” was that it was on our 17th anniversary. I ran the idea…

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Saturday’s Double Header: The Moix 5k & Arkansas 10 Miler

Saturday’s Double Header: The Moix 5k & Arkansas 10 Miler

What do you do when two races you want to run are on the same day at different times? Why not register for both! On Saturday I ran in the Moix 5k in Conway at 8 am and the Arkansas 10 Miler in Little Rock at 5:00 pm. Race #1- Abi and I arrived in Conway a little after 7 am. I had plenty of time to get my packet and warm-up.  Temps were in the upper 50’s and it…

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Boston Marathon 2018

Boston Marathon 2018

The Boston Marathon is more than a race.  The entire weekend is a celebration of running with other athletes from around the world. I thought about making this into two separate posts but you really can’t have the race without everything else so here it is in one long recap.  (Feel free to skip down to the race portion!)  I’ve run this marathon three times now and have had three completely different experiences.  In 2013 I was there during the…

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From LA to Vegas… The Speed Project 4.0

From LA to Vegas… The Speed Project 4.0

Sometimes opportunities present themselves at very unexpected times and if you want it you just need to go for it. This explains how I got caught up running in a relay from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with 9 other strangers! When I first found out that Strava was putting together a team I was very interested but I had to make sure the timing would work with my big goal spring marathon. When I saw the Speed Project was…

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Little Rock Marathon 2018

Little Rock Marathon 2018

We’ve all heard the quote, “If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.” Well that never felt more real to me as it did this past week. In the days leading up to the 2018 Little Rock Marathon I found myself getting more and more nervous. My goal had been a huge motivation but it also scared me because I knew it would be hard. For the last 3 years I’ve had the goal to run the Little…

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3 Bridges Marathon 2017- PR’s & Pacing!

3 Bridges Marathon 2017- PR’s & Pacing!

Where to begin?! It’s been a while since I’ve posted and I am a few race recaps behind. I will catch up at some point but first things first!  Two days ago I ran my 21st marathon. I went into it unlike any other marathon I’ve ever raced. I registered for 3B26 at the beginning of June. At the time I was in the thick of dealing with plantar fasciitis but I was optimistic that by December I would be…

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October Races- a 5K and a 10K

October Races- a 5K and a 10K

Fall is finally here and after two races this month I figured this would be a good time for an update.  This month has felt much more “normal” in my training and racing. 🙌🏻 So thankful for this!  I knew going into both of my October races I wasn’t where I would like to be but it’s all about progress! This was a great way to test my fitness after 2 months of training. The first race was October 7- the…

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The Arkansas 20k- a few thoughts on racing after an injury

The Arkansas 20k- a few thoughts on racing after an injury

The first race back after an injury and an extended amount of time off from training can be very intimidating.  What is a realistic time goal?  What if something starts hurting?  Am I ready for this? Usually I train and race often enough that I have very realistic goals going into any given race.  In May when my plantar fasciitis flared up I was forced to hit the breaks on my training.  After a few months of rest, physical therapy,…

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Running Lately- Surviving a Summer with Plantar Fasciitis

Running Lately- Surviving a Summer with Plantar Fasciitis

It’s been a while since my last post which is probably a good thing!  Moody, non- running Tia can be a bit of a handful.  Just ask my sweet husband.   Taking a 3 month hiatus from marathon training and consistent running has been challenging but it was definitely necessary.  As much as I hated the break I know it was good for me.  Who knew I could function without being glued to a training schedule?!   Once you get into…

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The Memorial 13.1 Half Marathon

The Memorial 13.1 Half Marathon

One of my favorite running days of the year is July 1st.  This is my oldest daughter’s birthday and every year on this day we run her age in miles.  We started this tradition when she turned 9 and it’s been a very memorable way to celebrate her special day each year.  It’s the anniversary of the day I became a mom so there are a lot of emotions packed in it.  These birthday runs definitely help me from turning…

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