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The Arkansas 20k- a few thoughts on racing after an injury

The first race back after an injury and an extended amount of time off from training can be very intimidating.  What is a realistic time goal?  What if something starts hurting?  Am I ready for this? Usually I train and race often enough that I have very realistic goals going into any given race.  In May when my plantar fasciitis

Arkansas Runner 2 Mile Race Recap

I’m not a fan of being unprepared when it comes to racing.  I know there are some who like to race “for fun” but my version of fun typically involves racing fast and running well. Racing is hard enough as it is and I don’t need a little voice in my head telling me I can’t do it or I’m

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

Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis
Coming Back after Plantar Fasciitis

It’s MONDAY!! What a chilly weekend it was too.  My husband, my two oldest children and myself all ran in a 10K on Saturday and I think it was my coldest race to date! Race report on that one coming soon… I decided I was finally ready to write my plantar fasciitis comeback post… If you’ve been following my running

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

Micah Rine 5K Race Report 2014
Micah Rine 5K Race Report 2014

Is this really the 4th year in a row I’ve raced this?  I’m a creature of habit when it comes to races… I really do love this course and hope to continue doing this race with the kids.  (All proceeds benefit the wellness program/ future girls weight room at their school.)  It was not my fastest time on this course

Will I ever learn?? Lessons from the Arkansas 20K (Race Report)
Will I ever learn?? Lessons from the Arkansas 20K (Race Report)

I’m guilty. Once again I learned (the hard way) that good intentions and wishful thinking do not necessarily make an idea a good idea.  When it comes to running these days I know what I need to do but it’s not want I want to do.  Instead of a good angel/ devil on my shoulders I have a smart, responsible

Sometimes you’ve got to take the bad with the good…
Sometimes you’ve got to take the bad with the good…

2013 was a really good year in my little running world.  I felt strong and confident when I trained and when I raced.  This led to many PR’s from the mile to the marathon.  I felt like the sky was the limit. My first (and last) 17 min 5k! 7/4/13 2014 has been a rough running year for me.  It

We were on a Break!!
We were on a Break!!

It’s been too long…. I’ve been so strong.  So sane.  I’ve been so good about cross training.  But I’m ready to get back to running.  I don’t want to be on this break anymore! Yes, I did go on a brief leave of absence from blogging.  I just couldn’t muster up the strength to talk about my cross-over into the

Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!
Fast Firecracker 5K- 2014 edition!

The Fast Firecracker- I love this race.  The course, the atmosphere and the fact that it’s on the 4th of July.  Did I mention it’s also very fast?! Last year was my first time to experience this race and as soon as I crossed the line I knew I would be back!  This race will always be special to me