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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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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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Catching up on a few races…

Catching up on a few races…

October has been a big month of training with my usual amount racing too!  Right now I’m in a pretty solid training groove hitting between 60-70 miles a week and feeling good with a little more than 7 weeks to go until the 3 Bridges Marathon. My coach and I have had to get a little creative with some of my long runs (working around racing) but so far so good!  In the past two weeks I’ve run a 10k…

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The Birthday Run- 12!

The Birthday Run- 12!

Summer is flying by and marathon training is in full swing!  We made it back home from our recent family vacation and I did absolutely no blogging so I’m a couple days behind on posting this. I know I have a 5k to report but first I wanted to recap my favorite run of the year- a special birthday run!  I like to document all of Abi’s birthday runs so that someday we can go back through and read about…

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River Trail 15k Race Recap- and Breaking a 3-Year PR!!

River Trail 15k Race Recap- and Breaking a 3-Year PR!!

The 15k is an interesting distance to race. There’s only one around central Arkansas and it’s been around a while- the River Trail 15k. This was actually my 5th year to race it. I went in with one specific goal in mind. I really wanted to break 60 minutes. I did it in 2013 but since then I’ve had no luck. In 2014 I missed it by a couple seconds (ouch!) and in 2015 I missed it by almost a…

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CASA Half Marathon 2015 Race Recap

CASA Half Marathon 2015 Race Recap

That’s right. I broke all the rules of reason and raced a half marathon and a marathon one week apart.  I feel like I owe an explanation but if you know me at all you probably don’t need one. I will say that the first race- the half marathon was on my racing calendar all year and was a goal race.  I added the marathon in about two and a half weeks ago as a fun “I’ll just see what…

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My favorite run of the year- 2015

My favorite run of the year- 2015

July 1st is an important day to me. On this day in 2004, I became a mom for the first time. I’ve always considered myself a mother of little ones until this year.  It hit me this week that we’re nearing the end of an era.  The teen years are quickly approaching and everything is just starting to move a little too fast. A few days ago my youngest daughter helped me pick out a few birthday gifts to give…

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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 there.  On Saturday I got some of that confidence back and I must say it was good! I actually met…

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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 new beginning and no matter how great or bad the previous year was it offers a chance to start fresh. …

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Breakaway 10K 2014- His First 10k!

Breakaway 10K 2014- His First 10k!

This is by far the most belated race report I have ever posted.  I thought about summarizing this race recap in another post but it just wouldn’t do it justice.  This was my husband and my oldest son’s first 10k and running 6.2 miles at any age is a big deal and should be acknowledged! Race- The Breakaway 10KDate- Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 8:00 amLocation- Race started and ended in front of Harding Academy in Searcy When my eight-year-old…

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