Tag Archives: Southern Illinois

2013 Year in Review.

When I set out in January on my first run of the year, I considered running goals for the year 2013.  I tried to be bold.  I wanted to do something that both sounded cool, and sounded difficult.  But, I … Continue reading

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Race #11: Mo’ Cowbell Half Marathon, St. Charles, MO.

Holy Cow(bell)!!  When I started signing up for races back in February, I marked this one on my calendar as a must.  It looked like a fun, well supported, rowdy race in a beautiful area.  It lived up to all … Continue reading

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Race #10/Ten Race Review: Quad Cities Half Marathon, Moline, IL.

This post is a quick review of my least favorite race of the year, and a recap of the challenges I’ve faced in running TEN Half Marathons so far! Upon registering for this race, I became excited. This race looked … Continue reading

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Race #8: Mahomet Area Youth Club Race, Mahomet, IL

Sometimes, when we least expect it, we even surprise ourselves! I’ve been exhausted after being back to work for a full week now, following a summer of under-training, because of laziness over-training issues.  I’m just recently recovered from a disastrous Half … Continue reading

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Race #5: Lourdes Paducah Iron Mom Half Marathon

It has been a long time since my last post.  That means, it’s been a long time since my last Half Marathon in this quest of mine.  Don’t mistake that, however, for inactivity.  My last Half Marathon was 34 days … Continue reading

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Race #3: Southern Illinois Spring Classic

After three weeks off since my last Half Marathon, I was starting to get worried.  As I whined on and on about in my last post, my last couple of weeks of training have not been what I would call … Continue reading

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Southern Illinois Spring Classic Preview

Well, Spring is upon us.  Or, at least, it’s supposed to be.  The weather in Southern Illinois has always been maddening.  Just when you think you have it all figured out, a Spring like this pops up.  I’m not surprising … Continue reading

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