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Hello, there! It's been a while. I've decided to start blogging here regularly again. I've missed it! Saturday was an exciting day at our house. After twelve months, nineteen races, and lots of miles, I received the award for being the 2014 overall women's ...

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Race4Taylor 5K Recap: A New Course Record
This Saturday was the Race4Taylor, one of my all-time favorite races. It was the third year that I've run it and the fifth (and final - makes me sad) race. Last year, I set a new course record at this race. My goal this year was to run strong and break my r...

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#20x31 Weekly Recap
If you're not a part of #20x31, you're missing out. My friend Jen and a few other awesome bloggers and I are hosting this challenge to do 20 minutes of exercise every day of May. <div align="center">
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This Saturday, I did something that I didn't really ever expect to do in a race: I broke 19 minutes and PR'd at the Sonoco Birthday Bash with a time of 18:56 (6:06 pace). To say I am thrilled and on cloud 9 is an understatement. I am fortunate in that I don...

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Running Week in Review: 5.5.14
Last week was a good week of exercise. I managed to hit 100 miles for the first time ever to round out the month of April. I ran a few miles less than I have the past few weeks, but that was ok. I raced the past two Saturdays as well, so I'm not upset about...

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Petal to the Medal 5K Recap
On Saturday, I ran my first Petal to the Medal 5K. I missed this race last year and I'm so glad I had a chance to run in this time. It was a trail race which is my absolute favorite kind of race. It wound throughout a state park which was beautiful. The wea...

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The May Challenge! #20x31
Do you like a challenge? Do you like setting goals? Do you like a feeling of accomplishment? If so, then I have something for you! This month, I'm participating in a May fitness challenge with the lovely Jen , Samantha and Carly . Our challenge for you this...

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My first 100 mile month!
I'm a pretty excited woman this morning. With my 4 miles before work, I reached a total of 100 miles in April! I've not ever run that many miles in a month before and I'm pretty excited about it. I really didn't know if I had it in me - well, the time at le...

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Running Week in Review: 4.28.14
I had a great week of running last week. I also managed two strength training workouts at the gym. My race on Saturday was good as well. I'm looking forward to knocking out my 100 miles in April tomorrow! Monday 5 miles (4/28:04; 1/7:13) Strength training a...

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Color Me ArtFields 5K
This weekend was my first-ever color run. And it was fun. In a small town near my hometown, the second annual ArtFields is being held. ArtFields is a 10-day art competition and exhibition in tiny Lake City, SC. The winner of the competition gets $100,000, s...
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