Category Archives: Louisville

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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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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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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Flying Pig Marathon Training Update

The end of Spring Break in Louisville felt like Michigan in January.  I could not believe I was dressing in layers with hand warmers for my longest training run of 22 miles in April.   I ran with the group … Continue reading

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The Hangover Classic

Running 10 miles or a 5k on New Year’s Day may not be appealing to the average person, but it was an extraordinary way to start 2016 for about 400 dedicated runners from the Kentuckiana region.  The Hangover Classic’s waterfront … Continue reading

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