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Doubling up! A 5k and a 10 Mile Race

Doubling up! A 5k and a 10 Mile Race

It’s been a while since I pulled a double header so I guess I was due. I’ve had a few 10k/ 5k or 5k/5k combos but I’ve never had a 5k/ 10 Miler.  One thing both races had in common was warm weather! Race #1- Mary Jane Moix 5k Location: Conway, AR Time: 8:00 AM This was my first time to run the Moix 5k. A friend from Conway mentioned it to me and thought I might be interested since…

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Experiencing Petit Jean

Experiencing Petit Jean

Warning: This post has about a million pictures…  I’ve been wanting to visit Petit Jean Mountain for years but for whatever reason we haven’t. With four active kids, John’s PhD work, and my crazy racing calendar we don’t have many free weekends. When I discovered a Saturday in October with nothing on the calendar I knew it was our chance to plan a getaway to Petit Jean! I made reservations for two cabins. My in-laws were joining us and stayed…

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Why YOU Should Run in the Arkansas Grand Prix Series

Why YOU Should Run in the Arkansas Grand Prix Series

If you like to run and you live in Arkansas then this post is for you.  For years I heard about something called the Grand Prix Series but I had no idea what it meant or what you had to do to be in it.  Most of the time when I heard the words “Grand Prix” my initial thoughts involved Mario cart or race cars.  What was the big deal?  I liked to run and I considered myself a fairly…

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Spa City 10K- Race Report

Spa City 10K- Race Report

This is my last race report for the year! It is not the last race I ran but this one sort of fell through the cracks during my racing rampage of November and early December.  Why bother writing it at all?  To tell you the truth, I often go back through my old race reports before running them again.  It helps refresh my mind on the course, the atmosphere and it prepares me mentally. I have a feeling I will…

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A New 10K PR- Running With My Mini Me…

A New 10K PR- Running With My Mini Me…

If you are reading wondering how I set a new 10K PR just 6 days after my marathon I will fill you in now… I didn’t!  It’s not my PR but I think I am enjoying it more than when I set my own this past May.  It actually belongs to my Abi and I had the privilege of running with her this morning in a local 10K.  Several months ago when I first learned of a new 10K race…

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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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Up’s and Down’s of training and Trumpeter Swans in the Natural state

Up’s and Down’s of training and Trumpeter Swans in the Natural state

Sometimes marathon training is a bit like a roller coaster.  There are definite high’s and lows.  I’ll admit, I’ve been on a bit of a high with my training the past few weeks but my long run on Friday once again reminded me that 20+ miles is a long way and I cannot take my training legs for granted. I’ve never considered myself a high mileage runner but after doing a lot of reading on how to improve as a…

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