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Race Recap

Galveston Half Marathon Recap

I ran the Galveston Half Marathon in Galveston on February 12. I took it easy on race day eve … sleeping in and relaxing with tea and a book in the morning, followed by some housework and watching my beloved KU Jayhawks barely beat Texas Tech. My pre-race dinner consisted of a pasta bake, garlic bread, and a glass of wine. I prepped my things…
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Chevron Houston Marathon Recap

Last weekend I ran my very first marathon… the Chevron Houston Marathon. It was a full weekend affair.  Friday morning started out with an e-mail from the marathon committee warning about the weather conditions during the race. Friday night I had dinner with the hubs and some friends.  Everyone was excited to carbo load with me.  I made spaghetti for…
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Santa Hustle Race Recap

I ran the Santa Hustle half marathon in Galveston on December 18. Race day eve was BUSY!  I had a 6 mile training run, followed by yoga class, then a hair appointment.  I had planned to cook a pasta bake for dinner that night, but by the time I was finished with my hair it was after 6pm! I had…
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Run Thru The Woods Race Recap

On Thanksgiving Day, my family and I participated in the Run Thru The Woods in the morning.  It had been a while since I had run a Thanksgiving Day race, and I had missed the fun run start to the holiday. I’m grateful my family was game for the fun too! Race day eve was pretty interesting.  We had been out seeing…
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Houston Half Race Recap

This past weekend I ran in the Houston Half Marathon.  I was signed up for the 10k last year, but the race was called due to Tropical Storm Patricia that dumped massive amounts of rain on Houston.   The organizers had offered a nice discount code to everyone that was registered for last years race. Race day eve found me resting for most of the…
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Dog Days Virtual Run Recap

I signed up to run the Dog Days Virtual Run in August.  I opted for the 10k, and ran it as part of my training. My goal for this run was to run straight through with no walking water breaks.  I ran it as part of the social run I do with Gooses Acre Running Club, I thought running in a group would make it…
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Just Keep Running Virtual Race Recap + GIVEAWAY

I signed up to run the Just Keep Running Virtual Race in July.  I opted for the 5k, and ran it as a practice run for my Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k race. My goal was to keep a pace of 9:10-9:30/mile. The Just Keep Running Virtual Run, was organized by Level Up Runs.  This was my 4th virtual run I have participated in, and I enjoyed this…
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Southern Star Brewing Co. 5k Race Recap

I arrived up at Southern Star around 7ish. It was already warm – 82!  I needed to pick up my packet with my bib and timing chip so I took care of that business, went to the REAL bathrooms and then strolled back out to the car to put away the stuff I didn’t need. I had plenty of time to stretch, warm up, and mentally…
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Baytown Bud Heat Wave Race Recap

I signed up for this race on a whim, when it became clear that I had no conflicts on the 4th of July. I had remembered seeing information about the Baytown Bud race before, but with Heat Wave in the title, that always put me off investigating it any further. Once I started investigating the race, I knew it was meant to…
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Cowabunga 5k Virtual Race Recap

I signed up to run the Cowabunga 5k Virtual Race in June.  I ran it as part of the social run I do with Gooses Acre Running Club.  With the heat, I had no goals for time… I just wanted to have a fun run, I thought running in a group would make it seem more “racey”. The Cowabunga 5k  Virtual Run,…
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