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Beat the Blerch Half Marathon Race Recap

September 23, 2018

  Everything I ever understood about support and encouragement during a race weekend was put away on Saturday at the Beat the Blerch Half/Marathon weekend. Karen and I donned big “Blerch” Suits and spent the greater part of the day telling runners to slow down, maybe have a nap on the couch…oh, and we have…

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Running Retreat Inspires and Recharges Mom Runners

June 7, 2018

For many people, a “Running Retreat” might seem like a contradiction in terms. In fact, some experienced runners might agree with that thought, too. But for those of us belonging to the Mother Runner tribe — and no, motherhood is not a requirement — a running retreat sounds like sheer bliss. We spent 4 days…

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Ogden Half Marathon Race Report

June 3, 2018

Our training doesn’t exist in a vacuum. I say this all the time, and it couldn’t be more true than with the Ogden Marathon event. This “perfect for first-timers” race truly was an unexpected redemption from the poor experience I had at my last half-marathon. This weekend held some significance: Ogden Marathon hosts other events…

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Walt Disney World Half-Marathon Recap from 2018

January 19, 2018

Vital stats: 5:30 am start (alarm off at 1:45) 39 degrees at race start. Character Stops: Wreck-it Ralph and Vanellope Von Schweets, Red Queen, Sebastian, the Cinderella Mice, Cinderella and Prince Charming, Mary Poppins Penguins, Genie, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, Stitch (plus many other’s I’ve forgotten). Finish time 3:09:22 I went…

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Is the Running Boom Over?

September 26, 2017

If you became a runner in the last 25 years, you joined a sport with a hyperbolic rise in popularity. So much growth across the running industry has led to advances in gear, scientific study, number of events, and diversity of participants. In the recent study and report 2016 State of the Sport — US…

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Throwback Thursday: My First RunDisney Experience

August 10, 2017

Now that I have a couple of RunDisney events under my bib belt, and I’ve made a lot of friends through RunDisney, I’m starting to feel a bit like an oddball. Many runners use RunDisney events as their first races — whether it’s a 5k or a full marathon, many first-timers make up these events.…

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