Author Archives: Rainey

Marathon Daze

Well the day finally came.  I finished my “first” marathon- the marathon I had started training for about 18 months ago. (You can read all about that sadness right here).  It was my second marathon, though, thanks to the kindness … Continue reading

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Ice falls and the AT

The weather looked perfect for the weekend, so Sunday, we went hiking.  I had just run 16 miles on Saturday, but THE MOUNTAINS WERE CALLING. I’ve been dying to check out Crabtree Falls and figured with the warm week we … Continue reading

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You can, you will.

Yesterday, I ran a half marathon personal record. 4 years ago (well, November 2013), I ran my first half marathon in 2 hour and 28 minutes.  I remember it being a huge struggle and since that time I have run … Continue reading

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5k Palooza

Sometimes I like to really add in a curveball for myself around the holidays.  Like my odd 5k Palooza goal.  It never seems like a stretch until you realize that you still need to do your marathon training long run … Continue reading

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Red, Red Roses.

So, I am beyond excited to announce that I have been chosen as an INKnBURN Ambassador! I was introduced to the brand early in 2017 when my wonderful friend Staci bought me the most lovely tank top to celebrate my first … Continue reading

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Long walks along the beach

My family and I have been doing the Virginia State Park Trail Quest program for the last 2 year-ish.  Basically, you visit any of the parks and once you’ve gone to 5, 10, 20, all- there are pins.  There are … Continue reading

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Goodbye, 2017.

So, it’s been a great year.  It may seem weird to say that considering some crappy things happened…but overall, can’t complain! Especially when it comes to racing! For my races this year, I did 3 bike races, 1 10k, 1 … Continue reading

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