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Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

The Fast Firecracker- I love this race.  The course, the atmosphere and the fact that it’s on the 4th of July.  Did I mention it’s also very fast?! Last year was my first time to experience this race and as soon as I crossed the line I knew I would be back!  This race will always be special to me as it was the first time I ever saw a 17:xx on the finish clock.  I hoped the magic of…

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The Fast Firecracker 5K {Breaking 18!!}

The Fast Firecracker 5K {Breaking 18!!}

The Fast Firecracker 5K is a race that is very true to its name.  For the last few years I’ve heard it was fast but on Thursday I was able to experience it for myself.  And it was awesome. I’ve been gearing up for this race as my “A Race” ever since Boston.  I knew if there was ever a time to PR and/ or possibly break 18 minutes it would be with this one.  All last week I had…

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My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….

My Favorite Run of the Year and Some Final 5K Thoughts….

Can 2013 be over halfway over?  Summer is flying by and my official 5K training season is coming to a close.  It was short and sweet.  In two days is the big race and I hope I’m ready.  I’ve put in the training.  Time to put it all out there on July 4th. I am not one who traditionally races on Independence Day.  In fact, I believe the last race I did on the 4th of July was the Dominoes…

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Edible Patriotism!

Edible Patriotism!

Happy 4th of July!! Looking for something tasty to make on the 4th of July? Try an American Flag Tart! Ingredients:2 pkgs. refrigerated sugar cookie dough8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened2 Tbsp. butter, softened2-3 Tbsp. milk1 cup powdered sugar1 Tbsp. lemon juiceBlueberriesStrawberries Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and then press cookie dough into a rectangular shape that is about 1/8″ thick. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from the…

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