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The Streak Ends Now

The Streak Ends Now

It’s been over a month since my last post and I have to admit running and I are not in a good place right now.  Over four weeks ago, after a 20 mile trail run my left foot started to feel sore and I immediately knew it was symptomatic of plantar fasciitis.  I had this dreaded injury 3 summers ago in my right foot but let it drag on way too long before getting help.  I was determined not to…

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Why #Run1?

Why #Run1?

This post was originally published on www.runwithmekids.com Last December I spent the last few days of the year taking a much needed break from running after finishing a big marathon.  My legs and my mind needed a rest but I couldn’t rest long.  The first of the year was calling.  There’s just something about running on January 1st… It’s a new beginning and no matter how great or bad the previous year was it offers a chance to start fresh. …

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Kids & Racing

Kids & Racing

A LONG time ago I ran my first 5K.  I wish I could remember the exact year but I believe I was 6 or 7 years old. I had done zero training and was not involved in any organized sports.  I was just a typical kid who played and ran around outside at recess and after school.  My sister who was a year younger than me ran in the 5K as well and we jog/ walked it together.  I just…

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Light Up the Night 5K Race Report- a surprise {Unofficial} PR!

Light Up the Night 5K Race Report- a surprise {Unofficial} PR!

Last night I ran in a race that I must admit surprised me.  I had very low expectations for this local night race which was probably a good thing.  All week I was getting nervous but I tried to tell myself it was just for the Little Rock Marathon- which is now one week away!  But in the back of my mind I knew there was one race/ workout that stood between me and LRM and it was this 5K….

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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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80 Miles?? And some Goals for 2013!

80 Miles?? And some Goals for 2013!

It’s been a great first week of a brand new year.  2013- I think I’m really going to like you! my BIGGEST blessings! I am still figuring out some new goals for 2013.  I am keeping a lot of my old ones but I have a few new things in mind for the new year. Here are a few non-running goals in no particular order: 1. Memorize 1 Corinthians 13 with my kids. 2. Learn how to french braid. 3….

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Life, Training and everything in between!

Life, Training and everything in between!

Has it really been almost 2 weeks since my last post?!!  I don’t even know where to begin.  So much going on right now (as it is for everyone) and honestly I just wanted to take a little break from blogs in general.  The big kids have been home from school since Wednesday and having four home keeps me much busier than just my usual two.  Still, I love it when everyone is home together and we don’t have somewhere…

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Another 5K? and NYC- 10 days and counting!!

Another 5K? and NYC- 10 days and counting!!

This first taper week is actually going surprisingly well.  I have only looked at my McMillan race pace calculation sheet a few times today so we’re doing good so far….  I have another 5K on Saturday which is really taking my mind off all things NYC.  Yes, you read that right.  I am running a 5K 8 days before NYC.  I am using this race in place of my last set of mile repeats.  5k’s are just more fun and…

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Marathon Recovery and Weight Issues

Marathon Recovery and Weight Issues

Well, I am slowly coming out of my post marathon funk.  Don’t get me wrong- I was and still am THRILLED with my new marathon PR but it’s hard to come down from a runner’s high like that back to everyday reality.  I did a little mix of cross training (elliptical) and running last week and so far this week.  I have been experiencing some slight knee discomfort which has been a little annoying. I know I just ran a…

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My Little Rock Marathon Training (so far)… and other random thoughts

My Little Rock Marathon Training (so far)… and other random thoughts

Well, this marks my first and last “hard” week of training for the Little Rock Marathon.  Houston and Little Rock are 7 weeks apart and I am right in the middle of them now. I have only ever raced two other marathons before Houston and they were separated by ten years so having two planned 7 weeks apart is a bit new for me. I looked up a few training plans for back to back marathons and as usual I…

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