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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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]