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Doc Rock and Run Half Marathon- Race Report
Doc Rock and Run Half Marathon- Race Report

This past Saturday I ran in the Doc Rock and Run Half Marathon in Jonesboro, Arkansas.  I’m pretty sure this race is going to be one I remember for a LONG time. It was a very memorable girls weekend and I will try to spare you some of the craziness.  Races do not always go as planned (or even close

White River 4 Mile Classic- Lightening, Thunder and Hills- oh my!
White River 4 Mile Classic- Lightening, Thunder and Hills- oh my!

Last year as I drove myself home after the White River 4 Mile Classic I told myself “Never again!”  I had read about the “challenging” course online but naively went into the race thinking it couldn’t be that hard.  I guess some things you just have to experience for yourself.  Hello hills and hello Arkansas humidity in August… Two variables

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

When HEAT meets HILLS- The White River 4 Mile Classic Road Race Report
When HEAT meets HILLS- The White River 4 Mile Classic Road Race Report

Remember that silly New Year’s Resolution I made to run at least one road race every month this year???  Well, this goal came back to bite me big time this morning.  August was really the main month of the year I was worried about and for good reason.  Nothing good comes from racing in August.  At least not in Arkansas! 

Little Rock Marathon- Race Report
Little Rock Marathon- Race Report

Running a marathon changes you.  Last night I went to bed knowing that I would not be the same person after running in this race today.  I know that sounds cheesy but it’s true.  There is something about pushing your body past its natural limit that stretches you physically, mentally and spiritually.  I was much more anxious and nervous about

Hills are your friends! (Tips for running up hills…)
Hills are your friends! (Tips for running up hills…)

“Hills are your friends!” Boy, does this saying take me back… Back in the day… High School Cross Country- Fall 1996 This was one of our little team sayings back when I was on the high school cross country team.  Whenever my teammates encountered a hill we just repeated this little mantra and plowed our way up the hill. Here

Soaring Wings Half Marathon: Race Report- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Soaring Wings Half Marathon: Race Report- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Well, as you can probably tell from my lack of posting, the Half Marathon did not go exactly as planned.  I set what I thought was an obtainable pace (goal) and learned mid-race that it was NOT realistic for me at the moment.  While I know that I may one day run a sub 7 minute mile for an entire