Getting the Kids Across the Finish Line

DSC01694As soon as my kids were able to support their heads (about 3-4 months), I had them in the jogger every day.  This was their first introduction into the sport of running. Sure, they were usually napping, but as they grew and stayed awake on our runs, it became an outdoor adventure.  I remember pretending I was going to drive them into the bay on our Tampa route, or we’d stop at the top of the bridge in Charleston and look for sharks.IMG_0927 I would push the double jogger in races, make the kids bibs, and bring medals to give them once we crossed the finish line (pictured is our babysitter giving my son, 3,  a medal – priceless) .  Luckily, they loved our runs as much as I did, because it was a fun routine and they didn’t really have a choice :).

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Double Anvil-Race Report

IMG_2158Race report

To start with, the pre-race prep was pretty challenging…It was hard to get ready for this race because I was not only packing for myself and the nutritional and clothing needs for a 36 hour race, but also for the kids as well. Ah the life of a mom:-)

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How to stay sane during –TAPER TIME

IMG_2158We spend a lot of time thinking about how to get ready for a race. Months and months are spent thinking about how to log the appropriate amount of yards swimming and/or miles cycling and running. What is the best distance for a long run? How do I do a ‘tempo’ run? What exactly is speed work? When should I take a walk breaks? However, we rarely think about our ‘taper’ before the race. More importantly how to stay sane during this time period right before your race.

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Eenie Meenie Miney Moe – How Do You Choose a Race?

IMG_9142There are so many races out there, how in the world can you choose which one to enter?  Over the years I’ve signed up for races for all different reasons.  Currently I’m stuck trying to decide which one to run to requalify for Boston.  I’m hoping that by going through my criteria, I’ll make a decision!

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