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A 5k, a 10k and the Ups and Downs of Racing Often

Yesterday marked 4 weeks since the Little Rock Marathon.  Since then I’ve actually run in 3 other races- a 2 mile race, a 5k , and a 10k.  While I do love to race I probably would not have been so quick to pin on a bib number (especially 3 times!) had it not been for the Arkansas Grand Prix

Giveaway winner and a weekend break from racing

First of all, the big winner in the 73Threads Giveaway is Theresa Ferguson! Congratulations!  I will be emailing you to get your contact information for 73Threads.  Thank you to everyone who participated! In the next week I hope to have the race reports for the Illinois Half Marathon, the Toad Suck 10k, and the Light up the Streets 5k finished. 

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

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

Marathon Recovery and Getting Back in the Groove…
Marathon Recovery and Getting Back in the Groove…

Marathon RecoveryThis week was all about getting back into the swing of things.  After a much needed week off after the Little Rock Marathon I was ready to get back out there.  I appreciate all the comments on my last post about my marathon recovery time.  Allison brought up a good point about active recovery.  Every runner is different and

Racing, Resting and Peak Week!
Racing, Resting and Peak Week!

I must admit that the last few weeks have been a bit of a running blur.  I’ve been doing my best trying to balance racing and recovery all the while continue training for NYC which is now less than 4 weeks away!  My recent half marathon and 5K were incredible experiences and I guess I’ve just been floating along on

A Few Thoughts on Weaning, Running, Racing and Resting
A Few Thoughts on Weaning, Running, Racing and Resting

Warning: The first paragraph contains some emotional and hormonal ranting on babies and nursing.  Feel free to skip to the next paragraph! I haven’t posted in a few days because I’ve been back in my why-can’t-my-running-be-back-to-normal funk.  I am also about 2 weeks behind in my daily Bible reading (which is the most I’ve ever been since I started doing