Ready for a Comeback

Everyone needs little victories. Race morning, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to run the 5K being just three days out from my stomach virus. The week before had been one of my slowest times in the 5K and I didn’t want a repeat performance. On the drive to the Shipshewana Mayfest 5K, I started psyching […]

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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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Running Sarah Strong 2017

In just under a week, the forecast had turned from sunny days running in shorts with high 50’s to the snowy return of winter with cold blasts of wind in mid-20 degree weather. I hate to admit it, but I was not looking forward to racing a 10K in that kind of cold. I trusted my […]

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Chicago Marathon Water Stop

The October sun glows behind a blur of runners streaming past outstretched Gatorade cups whilst a cool breeze carries them through our water stop. It doesn’t matter that we slept for two hours, carpooled at 3:00 am or waited in anticipation for the event to begin. At this moment when the 40,400 runners and wheelchair athletes charge […]

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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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Volunteers: On the other side of the Race

I was given the opportunity to be involved with the planning and execution of a local race from a friend Dan Wort. He has directed Mash the Creek 5.5K and 10K Trail Race for five years at the Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, Indiana. It is a small race with a loyal crowd who […]

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Trail running 13.1 Miles

This weekend’s scheduled long run was 13.1 miles with only five weeks out until our next big race at the Fort 4 Fitness Half in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While the miles could have been logged on the Maple Heart or Pumpkinvine Trail, we decided to complete the distance in a race environment which is how […]

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Runners on Parade 5K

I first heard about the Runners on Parade last year when Derek and I went to advertise upcoming events with Stone Soup Promotions and support our friend Todd Hoffer. As a spectator, it was inspiring to see the streets lined on both sides with fans and thousands of runners charging past. The 22nd annual Runners on Parade 5K is held […]

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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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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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