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Summer Runnin: Things I’m Lovin!

Summer Runnin: Things I’m Lovin!

Hello Summer Time! Apparently the first “official day of summer” was June 21st but to be honest it’s been summer around here for well over a month.  The kids have been home from school for several weeks now and the heat is on!  VBS is this week at church and summer is in full swing. This picture makes me smile! LOVE the awkward “Ancient Greek” pose! I thought I would follow up my running in the heat and humidity post…

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At the starting line…

At the starting line…

Yesterday the Boston Marathon posted this picture on Facebook and the reality of it has still not sunk in just yet. In just 4 short days I will be crossing the starting line in Hopkinton and working my way 26.2 miles until I reach the finish line on Boylston St. in Boston. It’s been a long road to Boston and it is something that I could have NEVER have done on my own.  I know that when I am at…

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Easter and all kinds of stuff!

Easter and all kinds of stuff!

First of all, Happy Easter from Arkansas!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  Before I jump into some running and training stuff (Boston countdown- 15 days?!!!) I will start with some of my Easter blessings… Easter morning 2013 We actually had a few minutes to spare before church this morning (could it have had something to do with the excitement of waking up to find their Easter baskets?) so I got them all together to take a picture…

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NYC Marathon Week- A little bit of everything!

NYC Marathon Week- A little bit of everything!

It’s race week! Yes, the New York City Marathon IS still on.  At least that’s what they keep saying! They are not quite sure how everyone is getting to the starting line in Staten Island but I guess they’ll figure that one out later..  My thoughts and prayers have been with those up in the northeast.  I have family in Pennsylvania and Connecticut who were really affected by the storms (lost power and had some flooding). In the meantime, I’ve…

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Can I have some peace and quiet?

Can I have some peace and quiet?

Living in a house with 4 little people means that there is noise ALL the time- except, of course, for the hours they are asleep.  Usually, I don’t even think of it as noise- it’s just life happening all around me. Before having kids I was really into music.  I would have it playing in my house, my car, office, etc.  Now if I actually have a moment to myself I prefer the silence.  Such was the case this morning…

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Boston- Here we go again!

Boston- Here we go again!

Yesterday I registered for the Boston Marathon… for the second time.  This time was very different from before for obvious reasons. I feel like the odds of me actually making it to the starting line this time have gone up considerably, being that I’m not pregnant this time around.  Yes, registering for Boston two years ago was a crazy experience!  Yesterday the whole process was simple and uneventful.  It was perfect. Quick Boston back story: When I first decided I…

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A Timed Mile: Old vs. New PR’s

A Timed Mile: Old vs. New PR’s

Whether I like it or not, my little running life is distinctly divided into two categories: Pre-babies and Post-babies.  Funny how these 4 little people turned my world upside down… And now I could not imagine my life without them. Pre-babies Tia: There was the tiny little running Tia who started a habit of running at least a mile every day the summer of 8th grade.  This Tia ran cross country and track in high school and college.  She typically…

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Confessions from a jogging stroller drop-out

Confessions from a jogging stroller drop-out

I think it is pretty safe to say that I will never be one of those moms who goes on and on about how long I ran pushing my kids in the jogging stroller.  If you run regularly with your children my hat goes off to you.  Seriously.  It is hard work and I honestly don’t know how so many do it and stay motivated to train for anything.  I will admit it- I am a jogging stroller wimp.  When…

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Tempos on Treadmills and Learning to let go…

Tempos on Treadmills and Learning to let go…

It’s hard to believe I am in Week 7 of my New York City Marathon training but it’s even stranger to think that I have done the majority of my training so far on a treadmill… I have never been a huge fan of running on a treadmill but this summer has definitely moved me out of my comfort zone. One of my good running buddies (who was also training for NYC) is out with a stress fracture so I’ve…

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Random Update Time and Family Pics

Random Update Time and Family Pics

Health Issues: Two weeks ago on Friday I went for a hot 10 mile run with one of my best running buddies.  Even though I had put on Vaseline in all my usual preventive areas I still chafed pretty bad under my sports bra.  I didn’t think much of it until later that night when I realized how bad it really was.  By the next day it was looking awful and I was in a lot of pain and discomfort. …

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