Category Archives: family

She’s A Goal Digger

This post has been on my mind through miles of running and was written in my head long before I had the chance to sit down and purge my thoughts.  A lot has happened since the start of the school year, so as … Continue reading

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A True Love Story

I’m sending a huge shout out to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip L. Smoot to congratulate them on 50 years of marriage! My Mom, Alice Smoot, who is from Logan, WV met my father when she was visiting her big sister … Continue reading

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Family First

The Smoots Photographer: Rachel Norris, Panache Louisville Photography Location:  Papa John’s Park Date: July 2, 2016        

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Detroit Summer 16

Detroit Summer 16 I refuse to be in the doldrums over Kevin’s passing. There is no way he would want me to be all depressed anyway.  My longtime friend from Southfield High School and beyond sent me an invite to … Continue reading

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Remembering Kevin L. Carter

Kevin Lamor Carter aka “Chairs” “Pellet” “Frank” depending on how you knew him or where you met him. 6-27-77 Bridgeport, Connecticut To 6-28-16 Louisville, Kentucky  Kevin and I met on Friday, December 4, 1998.  I remember the date so clearly, … Continue reading

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Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5k

Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K Recap Columbus, Ohio 6-26-16 This Race is dedicated to Kevin Carter I heard about the Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K from my weekly Active.com email. The name and location … Continue reading

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Summerfest Rock ‘n Sole

Rock ‘n Sole Half Marathon Recap June 11, 2016 Spontaneous Summer Travel: My brother is living the bachelor lifestyle in Milwaukee, WI as a transportation manager in his post Army career. I thought it would be a good idea for … Continue reading

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Summer Off To A Great Start!

My youngest brother Brad came in town from Milwaukee, WI to spend time with the family.  I made everyone tag along with me to Lowes which has become my new spot as I make upgrades and cosmetic changes to my recently purchased home.  … Continue reading

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Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia

Only 5 days remaining in the school year. My summer break is going to be so lit! Summer sixteen is going to fly by, so I needed to get a jump start as the school year comes to an end.  First on my … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Weekend

The Flying Pig  Marathon took more out of me than I thought.  I wanted to attend both Oaks and Derby races.  My allergies gave me the blues on Oaks Day, and I wasn’t feeling too peppy on Derby either.  On the bright … Continue reading

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