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  • 2016 Charlotte Half Marathon: Race Recap

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    I ran the Charlotte Half Marathon this morning and I have to say that the Charlotte Marathon Weekend just keeps getting better and better. I think this was my fourth time running the half. It's my favorite hometown race and this year's event was definitely the best yet! Today's race was significant because it marked [...]

  • Rocktoberfest Half Marathon Race Recap: My Best Half Yet

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    I ran the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon in Charlotte yesterday and it was the best half marathon experience I have ever had. My great race had nothing to do with PRs or the course but rather about how I felt during and after the race...which was very strong and extremely grateful. As I shared in my [...]

  • Novant Health 15K Race Recap

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    I ran the Novant Health 15K on Sunday morning as an ambassador for the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. I'm excited to share my first 15K race recap with you! It was my first time racing a 15K and I really like the distance. I wish there were more 15Ks and 10-mile races. I feel like it's the perfect [...]

  • Weekend: Double Race Long Run + Good Food + Friends

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    Hello. How was your weekend? How's the week starting off for you guys? I was up around 6:30 a.m. to enjoy a quiet start to the day with some coffee and catch up before teaching yoga at 8:15. I was thrilled to walk into a buzzing classroom with over 50 yogis this morning. Everyone seemed [...]

  • Thunder Road Half Marathon Race Recap {PR + Sub-1:45}

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    It's a happy Saturday over here. I ran my first half marathon in four years this morning and not only PR'd but went sub-1:45 with a finishing time of 1:44:25. It was a seven and a half minute PR from my last half marathon in 2010 where I ran the same race I did today, [...]

  • OrthoCarolina Classic 5K Race Recap: A New PR!

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    On Saturday I woke up early, pinned on a bib, laced up a timing chip and made my way to the starting line of a race for the first time since December 2012. As most of you know, I am the content manager for a new running website, Run Charlotte Run, that is hosted by the Charlotte [...]

  • The Themed 5K Phenomenon

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    I was scrolling through my Facebook feed today when I saw the latest in the crazy, over the top, themed 5K trend...Bad Prom 5K. As I sat there and said, "oh my god....what next?" I knew I had to write a post about themed 5Ks today. There must be some major money to be made in [...]

  • Wanna Be Cancer Free 5K Race Recap

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    This morning I ran the Wanna Be Cancer Free 5K to support my friend Dominique from Free To Be Athlete. One of her team members has a rare form of cancer, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, and organized this non-profit to support the fight against cancer through the promotion of a healthy, athletic lifestyle. This was the inaugural race and I think [...]

  • Rock ‘N Run 5K

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    A few weeks ago a fellow UGA grad reached out to me to see if I would be interested in running the Rock 'N Run 5K and blogging about my experience. She offered me a free bib on behalf of WSOC in Charlotte. Since I have not run a race since May, I happily agreed. [...]

  • Petpalooza 5K

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    I hope everyone is having a fun Cinco De Mayo/Derby Day. How awesome that they both fell on the same Saturday! I would love to attend the Kentucky Derby one year and rock a gigantic hat and cute dress! :) My Saturday has been great although not very festive. I'm currently sitting on the couch [...]

  • Sprint to the Finish

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    I have a love/hate relationship with 5Ks. Running 3.1 miles seems easy enough but I just can't run them without going into total race mode and basically taking off in a full of sprint like a bat out of hell. I ran the Dowd Y "Rocktoberfest" 5K this morning. The Dowd Y Half Marathon & [...]

  • Hit the Brixx 10K

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    The Hit the Brixx 10K went much better than I expected! The cool weather was actually refreshing and the company was great. And since I went into it with the mindset that I was not racing and just going to have fun, the six miles flew by! I ran the race with Nicole and Caitlin. [...]

  • Big Red Shoes 5K and Salutation Nation

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    It's a beautiful Saturday in Charlotte. The sun is shining and I'm having a great day full of my favorite things - running, yoga, Starbucks, farmers market, cooking and Georgia football. I set a new 5K PR (which admittedly was not difficult given that it was only my second 5K ever). I ran my first [...]

  • Kat’s First Sprint Triathlon

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    I have a special guest post for you today that I’m really excited about. My friend Kat completed her FIRST sprint triathlon last weekend – the MedWest Triathlon in Asheville, North Carolina! I asked her before the race if she would be interested in sharing her recap on Peanut Butter Runner. I know that some [...]

  • Thunder Road Half Marathon Race Recap

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    The Thunder Road Half Marathon completely surprised me today. Despite my lack of training and preparation, I still managed a 5 minute PR. I am so excited and in disbelief that I had such a great race. All the signs leading up to the race were pointing to a lackluster performance but once I got [...]

  • Turkey Trot with Friends

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    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! A quick update on this morning's turkey trot and then I'm off to spend time with family and feast. I awoke to cold, gray, drizzle - not the most fun race weather. I ate my standard pre-run breakfast of almond butter and banana on toast with black coffee and then headed out [...]

  • Marine Corps Marathon Race Recap

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    I finished the Marine Corps Marathon today! Overall, I had a very positive race experience. Get ready, because this is going to be a lengthy race recap! I woke up naturally this morning at 5 a.m. I can't tell you how much my early morning BodyPump and yoga classes have helped me adjust to early [...]