Category Archives: half marathon

KY History Half Marathon- Frankfort, KY

KY History Half Marathon 10-3-15 What do you do when a friend asks you to run a half marathon for her due to a fractured ankle? If you have my loyalty, the answer to that question is to ramp up … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Marathon Recap

Taper Time:  Last Long Run, 8 miles. The Norton Healthcare group met last Saturday for our last trek around Iroquois Park.  Race Expo: I went to the convention center on Thursday, so my marathon eve would be carefree.  I love the … Continue reading

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Kentucky Derby Marathon Training

Training for my 2nd marathon has come with its ups and downs.  I’ve had some great training runs and some barely making it runs.  The only goal I have for the Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon is to finish strong.  In order … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Half Marathon Recap

Day 3:  Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend. My alarm was set for 5:00 a.m. I woke up 15 minutes earlier feeling refreshed after two days of recovery from my last run.  The first thing on my mind was the weather.  The forecast changed so … Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend Birmingham, AL

Nylia and I ditched the sub 0° Kentucky temperatures and made our way to the Mercedes-Benz Marathon Weekend in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Mercedes-Benz events included a Regions Superhero 5K, full and half marathons, relay and a kid’s marathon. There was … Continue reading

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Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)

Before I get into my experience with Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), let me explain my knee pain diagnosis. I have been going to Dr. Lemmons who prefers to go by Brett.   He practices up-to-date physical therapy at Results Physiology.  … Continue reading

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Dear St. Louis,

It looks like I will not be running around your city for the St. Louis Rock and Roll Marathon.  I was so focused on training  to earn a BQ time that I may have over done it. This knee pain … Continue reading

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Family, Work, Training Balance

Last weekend, I made my way back to Madison, West Virgina for the 85th Smoot Family Reunion.  Smoot roots run deep. Our family’s tradition is to have a fish fry and dance on Saturday night.  Normally, it is held at … Continue reading

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