Category Archives: Louisville

Fit & Fabulous

Summer is officially here!  I am excited to near the completion of my capstone project for a certificate in Diversity Literacy from U of L.  This means no more project deadlines, and I can focus on 2018-19 lesson planning. The … Continue reading

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Black Excellence

On May 12, 2018, I was awarded my 2nd Master’s Degree in Education for Teacher Leadership from the University of Louisville.  Upon completion of a capstone project during the summer, I will earn a certificate in Diversity Literacy.  This degree … Continue reading

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Busy is Good

I’ll just go in chronological order to catch up with what’s been going on with Miss Smoot. After Christmas Break, we missed a week of school due to snow days.  I took advantage of a mild weekend to visit my … Continue reading

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Iron Horse Half Marathon Review

Iron Horse Half Marathon Recap Location: Midway, Kentucky Date: October 15, 2017 I heard about the Iron Horse Half Marathon in Midway, KY a couple of years ago from a Daily Mile friend named Tiffany. It was no coincidence that … Continue reading

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TRI Something New

Cycling is something I have always wanted to do in addition to running for a few reasons: 1.       I have been inspired by triathletes while volunteering for Ironman Races in Louisville and Panama City Beach. 2.       Attending Spin Class at … Continue reading

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KY Derby Festival Mini Marathon 2017 Recap

Half Marathon #13 April 29, 2017 The 2017 Derby Mini Marathon was my 4th time participating in a KDF race.  In 2013, it was my longest distance, and my inspiration to run a full marathon.  In 2014, I returned to … Continue reading

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Chasing a Pot of Gold

 Louisville St. Paddy’s Day Half Marathon Recap 12 Reasons why my 12th half marathon was all hustle and no luck for this leprechaun: #1.  The weather went from 75° on Thursday to 30° with “feel like” 22° on Saturday. #2.  I … Continue reading

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Christmas Break Run, Sun, and Fun!

Winter break was nothing short of spectacular as I was privileged to spend the entire time in Florida with my parents.  I felt a sigh of relief as Cycle 1 of my KY Teacher Internship which involves a lot of evaluations, meetings and … 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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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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