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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 grade I started consistently running but I had no time goals.  I did not race or run for any team. …

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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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5 Weeks of Half Marathons: By the Numbers

5 Weeks of Half Marathons: By the Numbers

3 Half Marathons in 5 Weeks?  Why not?! Well, I could probably list several reason why not but we made it work and I have my husband to thank 100% for that! If it were not for him I would not be able to do ANY of this.  I know its been a little much so I will be toning it down on the half marathon racing scene… However, I have learned so much about this race these past few…

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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 Half Marathon- Saturday was not that day!!  Let’s just say that I had 7 decent miles in me but the…

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Good Times: Run Happy!

Good Times: Run Happy!

What a week! Again, only 4 days of running but I feel good about all the runs.  Check out my new shirt… I went to Conway with my mother-in-law and Ashton yesterday for a relaxing day of shopping.  First stop- The Sporty Runner.    I have only been there once before but it is a great one stop shop for runners!  I found this shirt and had to add it to my running collection!! After so many months of not…

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Guess what came in the mail today???

Guess what came in the mail today???

MY BOSTON PACKET!!! Yes, I am ecstatic! Inside is my very important bib pick-up card that I must bring with me to the expo (along with photo ID). There is also a little booklet with race info and instructions which I plan to read from cover to cover. Then there is a little race merchandise and Boston apparel merchandise booklet. I CAN’T WAIT! Today I had a GREAT run! Kem and I met for our 12 mile run. It is…

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17 done.

17 done.

Icing after a long run… Today was a big day. I had my first real marathon training “long run.” My goal for this run was to keep it under a 9 minute pace. As Boston approaches (5 weeks from yesterday!) I have been giving my race strategy some thought. While my overall goal is to finish and enjoy the whole experience I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have any time goal. While I KNOW it will NOT be…

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