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War Eagle 25k

Racing a 25k trail run is probably not the smartest move when in the middle of 1 mile/ 5k training but I just couldn’t resist. This race has been on my radar the past few years but for one reason or another it hasn’t worked out. One year it was sold out, another we were traveling, and then last year

Go! Mile 2016: RRCA National One Mile Championship

To a distance runner is there really any distance more intimidating than the mile?  Just thinking about racing all out for one mile makes me tired… and nervous.  I know one of the best things you can do to improve as a runner is to get out of your comfort zone so races like Go! Mile and the Arkansas Runner

Caught in a storm and other training tales…
Caught in a storm and other training tales…

Well, I didn’t mean to go quite so long without posting but life happens and things get busy.  You know how it is!  First of all, HAPPY NATIONAL RUNNING DAY!! I love seeing all the running happiness on my news feed on Facebook.  The last two summers I was injured on National Running Day so it was not nearly as

At the starting line…
At the starting line…

Yesterday the Boston Marathon posted this picture on Facebook and the reality of it has still not sunk in just yet. In just 4 short days I will be crossing the starting line in Hopkinton and working my way 26.2 miles until I reach the finish line on Boylston St. in Boston. It’s been a long road to Boston and

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

The anniversary of my worst race ever…
The anniversary of my worst race ever…

Every November 18th I remember something special that happened….  I was a senior in college and only one thing stood between me and Thanksgiving break- the National Cross Country Championship in Pomona, California.  I had high hopes for my last cross country race.  I wanted to go out on a high note before track season in the spring.  However, I

February 5th- One of My Favorite Days of the Year!
February 5th- One of My Favorite Days of the Year!

Today is my sweetie’s birthday so that makes this an extra special day around this house! We will be having his favorite foods- fried potatoes with pinto beans.  I am baking his favorite cake- yellow cake with white icing. Same menu every year! John is such a blessing in my life and I cannot imagine where I would be without

November’s 30 *Things*
November’s 30 *Things*

If you are on Facebook at all, you have most likely noticed that many people are using their statuses to put something they are thankful for each day in November.  I do not get on Facebook as much as I used to but I would like to take one post to share 30 things I am thankful for… 1. My

Capital City Classic 10K- April 3, 2010
Capital City Classic 10K- April 3, 2010

Yesterday was my first 10K in a LONG time. I have decided that a 10K is a HARD race. It is too short a distance to pace slow. It is too long a distance to go too fast. Does that make sense? To me a Half Marathon is much easier because of the whole pace thing. It was a good