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Run, Walk, and Boom 5k

My family has a history of running and racing together so it’s no surprise that we usually find a local race whenever we all get together. A 5k in a strange city? Sounds great!  We found the Run, Walk, and Boom 5k several months ago when we had our trip dates set but I waited until about two weeks before

Pacing a sub 20 min 5k and my next big race!

Last weekend I was able to run with one of my favorite running partners ever- my sister!  We don’t see each other very often because she lives in Connecticut so when we do get together we work in time to run and try to find a local race.  Typically we race on our own but since she came less than

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

Back to back Marathoning… and two 5k’s!

On October 11th I ran the Chicago Marathon knowing full well I had plans to run another marathon 27 days later. Thankfully, the recovery process has gone well and tomorrow is the next marathon! I’m going to do a whole post on my recovery/ training these past 27 days but I’m going to wait until after tomorrow’s race for that.

The Spring Fling 5k Race Recap and Breaking 19 Minutes… again!
The Spring Fling 5k Race Recap and Breaking 19 Minutes… again!

Coming back from an injury can take a while and it’s hard not to get a little discouraged during the comeback phase.  For the last several months I’ve been comparing myself to where I was last year before the plantar fasciitis started.  My foot has felt good for a while now but my confidence in my ability has not been

Arkansas Race for the Cure- my 10th year of running STRONG!
Arkansas Race for the Cure- my 10th year of running STRONG!

Most of us have a friend or family member who has been affected by breast cancer.  In fact, statistics show that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  (Source) When I was in college my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has now been cancer-free for over a decade.  In 2004

A vacation, a race and a trip to the emergency room…
A vacation, a race and a trip to the emergency room…

Has it really been over two weeks since my last post?! It seems like most of our summer activities have been crammed into the last few weeks and we are officially one week away from the first day of school for three of my little people. I cannot believe that in just a few days we will be back to

Portfest 5K Race Report- 2014 edition
Portfest 5K Race Report- 2014 edition

In case you were wondering how it would feel to race a 5K 6 days after a marathon I will fill you in… It’s ROUGH.  So why did I do it?  This small, local race has become a little family tradition.  It’s the last Saturday in May and always offers some prize money to the overall male and female winner. 

Women Run Arkansas 5K: A competitive mother daughter race!
Women Run Arkansas 5K: A competitive mother daughter race!

I know.  I did it again.  I said I was done racing until my marathon and then I heard about the Mother/ Daughter Division of the Women Run Arkansas 5K.  How could I resist?? The Women Run Arkansas program has been around since 1997.  This organization promotes health and fitness through running and walking. The WRA organizes free run/walk clinics

Not another half marathon! (As well as thoughts on racing, training and more…)
Not another half marathon! (As well as thoughts on racing, training and more…)

Sometimes we need a break.  Maybe not from running all together but from racing a certain distance.  Right now me and the half marathon distance are not on the best of terms.  In the span of 6 weeks I raced in three half marathons.  Did I overdo it?  Yes. Do I need a break?  Yes. Little Rock Half Marathon- 3/2/14-