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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

Training for a ONE mile race…
Training for a ONE mile race…

It’s been a little over a week since my last post– when I ran a 5K 6 days after my marathon.  Yes, that was rough.  Fortunately, running is going a little better now.  I am feeling much more like myself and have quickly jumped back into training.  But not my typical marathon or half marathon training cycle.  Summer is a

Running to Improve VS. Just Running
Running to Improve VS. Just Running

I can honestly say that I’ve considered myself a runner for about as long as I can remember.  As a young girl I would cheer for my dad on the sidelines whenever he raced and I ran my very first 5K around age 6 or 7.  Somehow I always felt like I was “part of the the club.” In eighth

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

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

Greetings from a non-running Runner
Greetings from a non-running Runner

Well, it’s been over 2 weeks since my last run.  I have been swimming and biking like crazy.  I guess this is helping me at least feel like I’m not losing all my speed -although who am I kidding…  This week I upped the ante.  I did two brick workouts instead of one.  I also swam two miles one day

A Short Break and an 18 minute 5K…
A Short Break and an 18 minute 5K…

Before I dive into my strategic plan to break 19 minutes in the 5K (for the first time in over a decade) I will bring you up to speed on my current running situation.  Yesterday after a frustrating 12 mile run I made an executive decision to take off for 2 weeks.  As you may or may not know, ever