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2014 Monumental Half Marathon Recap

Or, I Can’t Throw Away My Throwaway Sweatshirt. I’ll delve into that part of the story in a minute. The Indianapolis Monumental was just overall an awesome racing experience with LOTS of cool moments. It all began over a year ago…(cue flashback music) When we found out I was pregnant last October, I was training … Continue reading »

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The Pre-Race Nerves

The Elwood circus – Amelia (Baby E’s bloggy nickname) and Lucy and all – are heading down to Indy tomorrow for packet pickup before the race on Saturday. So tonight, I’m puttering around the house packing a bit and trying to think through what I’ll need for the race. It’ll be 30 stupid degrees out … Continue reading »

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Girls Night Out 5K

Or, A 5K Makes Rachel Cry. But they were tears of joy, so it was OK. Here’s my race report for the 2014 Girls Night Out All-Female 5K! Pre-Race: I had a work commitment in the morning, where I helped to man a WGM booth at a local n0nprofit event. Fortunately, I was able to … Continue reading »

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Return to Racing

I love races. I love the packs of runners, the energy of the crowd, the camaraderie with strangers, and yes, even the nervousness and drama that comes along with it all. Since 2010, I’ve run five 5Ks, two 10ks, four half marathons, and a triathlon. Tomorrow, I run my first race since last October, when … Continue reading »

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Girls Night Out 5K

A crisp, sunny September day. Over 200 women gathered to go for a 3.1-mile run together. Pink and sparklies fill the crowd. Friends to share the experience with. I thoroughly enjoyed the Girls Night Out All-Female 5K in downtown Kokomo yesterday. I picked that race for a few reasons: 1. Proximity: It was nice and … Continue reading »

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