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A 5k and a 25k in one day- and one new PR!

Whenever my family gets together for a reunion we have a tradition of finding a local race to run. This has led to some interesting race experiences over the years. We’ve raced in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Alabama, and Florida. We really aren’t picky on the course or distance- just some race we can do together. This year’s reunion was

Arkansas Race for the Cure- my 10th year of running STRONG!
Arkansas Race for the Cure- my 10th year of running STRONG!

Most of us have a friend or family member who has been affected by breast cancer.  In fact, statistics show that 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.  (Source) When I was in college my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She has now been cancer-free for over a decade.  In 2004

Toad Suck!!
Toad Suck!!

I was going to come up with a fun title for this post but nothing is crazier than the title of the race itself. Yes, it is called the Toad Suck 5K/10K and it is held the first weekend in May every year in Conway, AR. I have always wanted to do this race but it never worked out timing-wise.