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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

In sickness and in health… LR training weeks 5 and 6!
In sickness and in health… LR training weeks 5 and 6!

It’s been a while.  Where to begin?! I guess I’ll start with the one person who hasn’t been sick in the past few weeks- thank you Anna! Why can’t we all be more like you! It is hard nearly impossible trying to keep everyone healthy at this time of the year. I do my best to keep things clean and

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

4 minutes
4 minutes

In January my main marathon goal for the year was to break 3:20.  I didn’t know when I would do it but I knew I had three chances this year and I was going to do my best to accomplish that goal.  I felt fairly confident that this was a realistic goal for me based on my times in other

Coming down from a marathon high…

Setting a PR is one of the best feelings you can have in a runners world.  After many months of hard training I accomplished my goal and have no regrets…. So why am I feeling a little blah??  After Houston, I immediately had Little Rock to switch my focus and attention on.  I didn’t have much time to stop and

My Little Rock Marathon Training (so far)… and other random thoughts
My Little Rock Marathon Training (so far)… and other random thoughts

Well, this marks my first and last “hard” week of training for the Little Rock Marathon.  Houston and Little Rock are 7 weeks apart and I am right in the middle of them now. I have only ever raced two other marathons before Houston and they were separated by ten years so having two planned 7 weeks apart is a

When do races get in the way of training?
When do races get in the way of training?

I love to run but I also love to race.  I must confess that if there is a race that is affordable and nearby I will most likely be running in it!  Of course, it is not always up to me.  If you are a mom you know what I mean.  I am at a stage in my life that

Back to Back Long Runs {sort of…}

This time of year is an exciting time for runners…. It’s the start of a new racing season- whether you’re training for a marathon or a 5K (or something in between).  For me I am planning to race just about everything in the next 3 months! I have 2 5K’s, a 10K, 2 half marathons and a marathon.  I’ve made

It was a good week…
It was a good week…

Our family at the Memphis Zoo This week I stepped it up a notch. Maybe it was all the excitement of registering for the Boston Marathon. Maybe it was because so many of my friends from church and the community ran in a nearby Half Marathon yesterday. Whatever the reason, I had a good week running. I ran 5 days