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CASA Half Marathon

CASA Half Marathon

Ready or not I ran the CASA Half Marathon exactly 4 weeks after 3 Bridges. I love this race and truly believe it’s the fastest half marathon course in Arkansas. (At this point I think I’ve run most of them!)  I’ve worked this race into my schedule every year since 2013.  CASA was originally scheduled for December but bad weather postponed the race 5 weeks.  As luck would have it the weather on race morning was looking rough with 100%…

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

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 in the middle of the summer in Arkansas and we couldn’t convince as many family members to get into the…

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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 I ran in my first Race for the Cure 5k in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I had no idea what I…

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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. In college it was right before finals weekend and then later it was because I was always pregnant or nursing…

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