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  • 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 [...]