Running with a Seasoned Marathoner 

The race announcer counted down the seconds until the start as the runners beside me slowly moved closer to the line at the Glass City Half Marathon in Toledo, Ohio. Every runner comes to a race with a story and a goal in mind. My mindset before this week was filled with cloudiness and uncertainty […]

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Happy New Year from the Jagers

This is the 3rd  year of my running journey with Ashley and we look forward to a healthy 2017. The start of 2017 started with a promotion at work and more responsibility with the IT (Validation) Life Science consulting company. My routine in prior years will change drastically with being on the road more this […]

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Fort 4 Fitness Half Marathon – Personal Record Story

The Fort 4 Fitness race at Fort Wayne, Indiana was the second half marathon this year. The goal set for this race was to run an eight minute pace for an overall finishing time of 1:45:00. The morning started with a race-day trip down to Fort Wayne at 5:30 AM with our friend Steve Glick from […]

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Wawasee Flotilla 8 Miler Race

The Wawasee Flotilla 8 miler race was on July 4th, 2016. My training leading up to this race has been phenomenal and injury-free with coach Jake Gillette. I have steadily improved while being coached by Jake and it was motivating to see him at the finish line of this race cheering on the finishing athletes. […]

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Our Wedding

We were officially married as Ashley and Derek Jager at Grace Lutheran Church, Elkhart Indiana on July 4, 2016. Our wedding was a peaceful gathering with friends and family members. The adventures from how some of our guests arrived to the wedding made it even more memorable before it started. In particular Kelli and Craig Sterley traveled […]

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And the band marches on…

We arrived at Northwood high school around 8 AM for the Red Regiment Race on a gorgeous sunny day. The scheduled race in our training plans was to run for a personal best time in the 5K distance. The racing conditions were favorable with little to no wind on a very flat course. The training […]

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Red Regiment Race Review

The Red Regiment 5K Run and Fun Walk event is a great local race that raises money for the Red Regiment High School Marching Band at NorthWood High School in Nappanee, Indiana. Please check out the Racing Website: http://redregiment5k.weebly.com/ Pricing/Signup The pricing of the event was fairly priced around $20 for early entry and $25 […]

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Training with Purpose

The cancellation of the Holy Half Marathon at Notre Dame, Indiana on April 9th was a disappointment. I trained for 13 weeks through the winter months in preparation for running in the event. Every athlete goes through a period of setbacks and challenges in performance. This particular event was my first real setback in the […]

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Sarah Strong Race Review

Excellent race to signup for next year on March 11th, 2017! Pricing/Signup The pricing of the event was spot-on for local races in the Elkhart area. You were able to signup online or on race day with ease. Packet Pickup Experience: The packet-pickup experience was a breeze at this race with the race organizer helping […]

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CAPS Superhero Race Review

The 2nd CAPS Superhero 5K and Sidekicks Kids Fun Run event is the best themed racing event in Elkhart, Indiana. The race had well over 1,000 Superhero (participants) stomping the road of Elkhart downtown. The organization of Child and Parent Services (CAPS) is a hardworking team with the mission to ensure that every child lives […]

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