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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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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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Running free

Yesterday, I did something I never did before. I went for a run with no running app, no GPS, not even checking the clock as I left the car. I literally had no idea how far or how long I was running; I had only the experience of running that route a number of times … Continue reading »

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