Race Recap: Cinco de Miles 5K 2019

This past weekend marked the celebration of Cinco de Mayo for local runners and walkers participating in the 4th annual Cinco de Miles 5K on the Mishawaka Riverwalk Trail. While each year has attracted more people, 2019 hit a record number of 488 participants on the sunny sidewalks of the St. Joesph River. Animal lovers […]

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Footprints

I run alone. Cold air fills my lungs as I breathe in deep, the beauty that surrounds me. I escape the noise and enter an archway of delicate branches laced in white, on the Pumpkinvine Trail. Quiet nature beckons me forward into my own sense of wild peace. I focus my gaze into the distance […]

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Running Mackinac Island

The waves rock with cheers from the crowd and my stomach flips. The ferry attendant circles us with barf bags to the echoed sounds of their laughter. My nerves are uneasy as I close my eyes to tune out the distractions while reflecting on my journey. It has been a year since my last race […]

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Running Local Trails in the Land of Alligators

My return to Naples, Florida in early July coincided with the beginning of a new training plan to regain my endurance for running a half marathon. This trip gave us the opportunity to visit Derek’s parents while on vacation for a few days over the Independence holiday. I also learned to rediscover my will to […]

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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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