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The St. Jude Half Marathon- 2014 Race Recap

The St. Jude Half Marathon- 2014 Race Recap

I’ve always loved this quote and on Saturday I rediscovered it. Going into this race I had no idea what to expect. I was full of doubt and uncertainty.  Not only was my plantar bothering me but my right hamstring was also having some kind of issue.  There were a few times I considered not racing but I told myself everything would feel better by the end of the week.  I had an amazing Sports Thai massage the day before…

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Midsouth Half Marathon Championship- Race Report

Midsouth Half Marathon Championship- Race Report

On Saturday I ran in my first half marathon since this past spring before my plantar fasciitis got way out of control.  I still have a ways to go until I am back at the race times I was running earlier in the year but I am going to celebrate the progress I’ve made the last few months. In my opinion, coming back from plantar fasciitis has been very similar to coming back after a stress fracture.  In some ways…

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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- race report can be found here. Germantown Half Marathon- 3/16/14- race report can be found here. Doc Rock and Run…

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Germantown Half Marathon Weekend Recap

Germantown Half Marathon Weekend Recap

The Germantown Half Marathon is a race I’ve heard about for years but for one reason or another I had never registered for it until this year.  The timing for it is usually two weeks after LRM which makes it hard (for me) to race both.  Since I did not run a full marathon this spring I decided to give Germantown a try.  For a relatively small, local race it offers prize money.  You never know who will show up…

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The CASA Half Marathon- aka Breaking 1:24!

The CASA Half Marathon- aka Breaking 1:24!

So what do you do when your marathon is cancelled?  As I mentioned in my last post– you register for some more races!  Besides finding a replacement marathon I also decided to throw in a half marathon as a tune-up race since it worked out timing -wise.  Last year was the first time I’d ever heard of this race but it was scheduled just one week after the St. Jude Memphis Marathon so I didn’t do it.  When my friend…

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The Heart and Sole Half Marathon Race Report

The Heart and Sole Half Marathon Race Report

Runners are a very determined group of people.  Sometimes to a fault.  When we have a race in our mind it is hard to deviate from the plan.  I knew before my race that I wasn’t feeling good but I wasn’t about to miss the only half marathon on my schedule all fall.  I didn’t know exactly what was wrong with me but I was hoping I had enough to cross that finish line. The week before my half was…

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We’ve got history- The Little Rock Marathon

We’ve got history- The Little Rock Marathon

Just 10 days to go until the Little Rock Marathon and I am getting EXCITED!! It’s difficult for me to put into words what this race means to me.  I should point out that it has nothing to do with the course.  In fact, the course itself is fairly challenging.  It is by no means an “easy” marathon.  The Little Rock Marathon Course is usually described as hilly. Running legend Bill Rodgers once said “any marathon worth its salt has…

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In sickness and in health… LR training weeks 5 and 6!

In sickness and in health… LR training weeks 5 and 6!

It’s been a while.  Where to begin?! I guess I’ll start with the one person who hasn’t been sick in the past few weeks- thank you Anna! Why can’t we all be more like you! It is hard nearly impossible trying to keep everyone healthy at this time of the year. I do my best to keep things clean and sanitized but for some reason this nasty cough/ cold thing that is going around will not leave us alone!  I’ve…

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Heart & Sole Half Marathon- Race Report {the one with a shiny new PR!}

Heart & Sole Half Marathon- Race Report {the one with a shiny new PR!}

What a day! This morning’s race was the result of many answered prayers and countless hours of hard work and training.  I could not have done it without the support of my friends and family.  The Heart & Sole Half Marathon has been on my racing calendar all year long.  I knew this would be my only half marathon for 2012 and I wanted to make it count.  I wanted to PR and I really wanted a sub 1:30.   As…

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An Unoffical Track Half Marathon- aka A LOT OF LAPS!!

An Unoffical Track Half Marathon- aka A LOT OF LAPS!!

This morning I ran in my own little half marathon….  Around the track.  Yeah, it was A LOT of laps.  Thanks to my Garmin at least I did not have to count them!  Once again I veered off a little from my NYC Marathon training to do a half marathon pace run.  First of all, let me say that I have NEVER run this many consecutive laps around a track and I don’t know if I will again.  I can’t…

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