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A vacation, a race and a trip to the emergency room…

A vacation, a race and a trip to the emergency room…

Has it really been over two weeks since my last post?! It seems like most of our summer activities have been crammed into the last few weeks and we are officially one week away from the first day of school for three of my little people. I cannot believe that in just a few days we will be back to earlier bedtimes, making lunches, and functioning on a much more structured schedule.  I’ve really enjoyed the lazy days of summer. …

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Reality Check: The Quiet Valley Rooster 5K Race Report

Reality Check: The Quiet Valley Rooster 5K Race Report

Several months ago my sister had an idea that when my family got together for a reunion in Pennsylvania this summer we should all run a race while we were there.  Yes, we are alike in so many ways…  She found a local race for the one weekend we were all there and it was only 12 miles away.  The race was the Quiet Valley Rooster 5K and like any other race junkee I did my homework.  I looked up…

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A HARD day and a HARD workout

A HARD day and a HARD workout

Yesterday we came back from a wonderful family vacation.  We had spent a week in California visiting friends and family we have there.  One of my favorite things we did was go to Yosemite. The kids and I had never been and it is AMAZING! Traveling home was long.  And hard.  The older three did very well and poor Ashton did the best he could but sitting on a plane all day is tough on an 18 month-old.  It’s also…

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The Escalon 10k- the one I set a course record?!

The Escalon 10k- the one I set a course record?!

It’s been a crazy week. We’ve been on vacation in California and you know me- of course I had to find a nearby race because vacation races are the best! No pressure, new race environment and a fun trip memory. So months ago when we set our trip dates I found a 10k just 15 minutes from our hotel. After taking weeks off because of the patellar tendinitis I wasn’t quite sure how today’s race would play out…. What would…

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Time to Get Sneaky!!

Time to Get Sneaky!!

Would you ever squeeze through a small fence opening in 27 degree weather so you could run 800’s around a track by yourself early in the morning? If you answered yes to all of the above then we have something in common… I didn’t really want to run the 800’s but I did. Does that make sense? I knew I needed to and this was my window of opportunity. We are currently visiting my parents and the high school track…

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Vacation Exercise?

Vacation Exercise?

Guess where we were? You guessed it! We just got home from a week long vacation to the beach. It was WONDERFUL!! So relaxing. Well, as relaxing as any trip with 4 young children can be. You know what I mean. We spent lots of time soaking up the sun in the pool or the lazy river (our condo was amazing) and the beach. One might ask- do you still exercise when you are on vacation? The answer- OF COURSE!!…

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