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Marathon Recovery and the Most Surprising Race of All!

The week after a marathon is always full of many emotions for me.  My mind likes to replay every mile of the race and I tend to analyze everything.  The entire Little Rock Marathon experience was amazing in every way and I celebrated it to the fullest.  I am never one to jump back into running right away after a

The Chicago Marathon Race Recap

The Chicago Marathon is truly one of a kind.  To sum it up in a few words- I LOVED this race!  The crowds, the course, the atmosphere- it is the full package!  I would definitely recommend it as a must run marathon. Marathon race reports are always the hardest to write because one small recap doesn’t seem to do it

The CASA Half Marathon- aka Breaking 1:24!

So what do you do when your marathon is cancelled?  As I mentioned in my last post– you register for some more races!  Besides finding a replacement marathon I also decided to throw in a half marathon as a tune-up race since it worked out timing -wise.  Last year was the first time I’d ever heard of this race but

Back to Back Marathoning while trying to PR!

Happy Thanksgiving week!! I’m enjoying a week home with all the kiddos and a more relaxed schedule.  Let’s just say we had quite a few Thanksgiving/ Pilgrim & Native American events last week.   I’m very thankful for a quiet week home because I know the next few weeks leading up to Christmas are going to be busy! Hangin with

A New 10K PR- Running With My Mini Me…

If you are reading wondering how I set a new 10K PR just 6 days after my marathon I will fill you in now… I didn’t!  It’s not my PR but I think I am enjoying it more than when I set my own this past May.  It actually belongs to my Abi and I had the privilege of 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

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

The PR that took 13+ Years…The Portfest 5K Race Report

Wow.  Here is a race report I’ve been wanting to write for a LONG time!! A PR in a 5K?! Me??  That isn’t something I thought I would ever do again.  I’ve actually raced this distance more than any other race combined and for years I was content with that little 18:36 PR I set in college.  I assumed that

Toad Suck Daze 10K- Race Recap

With marathon season officially behind me (for now) I have jumped head first into my 5 and 10K season.   I’ll be honest- sometimes just thinking about running a 5 or 10K makes me tired.  They are just so short and way too fast! But I know they make me a better runner so I continue to sign up for them. 

The Boston Marathon- Part Two: Race Report!

Monday, April 15th was a day I experienced just about every emotion that is humanly possible.  When it began I felt the way I feel most other marathon mornings but this time it was even more special.  I was about to run the Boston Marathon and I had been dreaming of running this race for years.   The day was