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Charles Harris 10K with The Kyle Pease Foundation

Charles Harris 10K with The Kyle Pease Foundation

I had another opportunity to run with  The Kyle Pease Foundation at the Charles Harris 10k this past weekend. My athlete was Lizzie, who loves going fast! Oh oh, fast and me don’t go along together but we were going to have a grand time!         Charles Harris 10k is advertised as a fast course for the Peachtree Road Race qualifier. And Brent had said that it was an easy course with gentle rolls. And honestly, I’ve been training well and…

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Heart and Soles 5k – Race Report

Heart and Soles 5k – Race Report

The FauxRunner family has been a member of Atlanta Track Club for the past 3 or 4 years, but we’ve never taken advantage of the Grand Prix series and the free 5k events. When I was looking for a 5k for Miss. FauxRunner around February, the Heart and Soles 5k was perfect and it was free for members. Having raced The Red Top Rumble 11.5 mile Trail Race just last weekend, I wasn’t planning to race this one, even though…

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Red Top Rumble – My First Trail Race

Red Top Rumble – My First Trail Race

The last time I put a number on to race was at the London Marathon in April last year (I had the Memorial Day 5k and PTS Allatoona Sprint Triathlon as fillers, but I didn’t train for them. Just showed up and suffered). While it was an experience that could not be topped, after that race I was demoralized, frustrated and a bit burnt out trying to chase goals and juggle life. It took me a long time to get…

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Spooktacular 5k – Ms. FauxRunner

Spooktacular 5k – Ms. FauxRunner

To beat off Jetlag from the 20+ hours of flight time, I got the entire family to go to the Spooktacular 5k even though only the older minion was planning on running it. In hindsight, maybe it wasn’t the best idea to get her to race after she had taken 3 weeks off of running while in India. But Mr. FauxRunner stayed with her and he was very impressed how she kept going even when she was visibly hurting and…

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Miss FauxRunner’s First 5k Race

Miss FauxRunner’s First 5k Race

Miss FauxRunner ran her first 5k race this weekend. And surprised us all and herself by podiuming 2nd in her AG!  It was at a race that is very popular in the Indian community as a fundraiser. Mr. FauxRunner ran with her to pace her. She wasn’t sure at first if she wanted to run with him and was very nervous that she wouldn’t be able to keep up. But after about a mile of trying to warm up, he…

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PTS Allatoona Sprint Triathlon

PTS Allatoona Sprint Triathlon

8 years ago, I couldn’t run/walk a 5k (heck, one KM) getting up from the couch and off. 3 years ago, I don’t think I could’ve done a sprint triathlon getting up from zero training.  I’m so thankful to be able to do that. And it looks like this particular race is my one race where I do things without training.  I’m not a fan of racing without training. Not even for the bling. Not anymore. And hence I had…

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PeachKids Triathlon – her First Tri

PeachKids Triathlon – her First Tri

The older minion trained and completed her first triathlon today.  Even though she’s 10, she’s a very very shy introvert who tends to live inside a bubble in her head. When I had asked her if she was interested in a tri, my hope was that the tri would give her the space and confidence to focus and think her mind through a lot of things happening around her. The GA Peachkids triathlon, with the small size and friendly volunteers…

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