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The Bison Invitational Track Meet- 5K Race Report

The Bison Invitational Track Meet- 5K Race Report

In April of 2001 I ran in what I assumed would be my last college track meet ever.  Pretty blurry but I’m on the far right Just hanging out with some of my track girls after a meet senior year I had run cross country and track in high school and all four years at Harding University.  I remember thinking at my last meet- this is it.  I’m done.  I was a little sad but I knew that it was…

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The PR that took 13+ Years…The Portfest 5K Race Report

The PR that took 13+ Years…The Portfest 5K Race Report

Wow.  Here is a race report I’ve been wanting to write for a LONG time!! A PR in a 5K?! Me??  That isn’t something I thought I would ever do again.  I’ve actually raced this distance more than any other race combined and for years I was content with that little 18:36 PR I set in college.  I assumed that the thin, college age, single, no kids version of myself would always be faster than the married, mother of four…

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A big change in my little running world

A big change in my little running world

I have been running in Asics since my college days which is hard to admit has been over 13 years now… Boy, does that make me feel old! Senior year of college cross country season- Fall 2000 I honestly thought I would only run “for fun” later in life.  Who knew my idea of fun would include track workouts, tempo runs and long runs- sometimes very early or in pouring down rain.  Yet, somehow it IS fun for me.  And…

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A Saturday Surprise and Other Running Rambles

A Saturday Surprise and Other Running Rambles

This morning I planned to meet a friend for an easy 8 mile run.  For some reason Ashton chose this morning to sleep in so I was really crunched for time feeding him and heading out.  If I wasn’t already planning on meeting her it would have been so easy to delay the run and/or not go as far. Gotta love accountability. Turns out we had a great run.  About a half mile into the bike trail I heard some…

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