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  1. Palmetto 200–Race Recap

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    April 1, 2014 by Katie

    Well hey there!

    Yes, I am still alive! I had such a great time running the Palmetto 200 this weekend and I’m excited to share our experience with you all! Our race took about 31.5 hours, so I won’t be recapping every entertaining moment, but I’ll try to get through the gist of it.

    I arrived in Charleston around lunchtime on Thursday and Taylor, our team captain, picked me up from the airport. We went to get team 1’s van (team 2, my team, just rode in an SUV), ate lunch, grabbed Amanda from the airport and then met up with everyone to drive to Columbia where the race started! That evening we just had time to grab dinner and make some signs before heading to bed!


  2. Rock N Roll Arizona Half Marathon Race Re-Cap

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    January 24, 2014 by Katie

    Well, this happened!

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    Honestly, I still can’t believe it, I feel like it never even happened! I guess that’s what happens when you approach a race by trying to NOT think about it or prepare!

    Let’s take a look at my goals for the race again:

    1. Finish the race: CHECK!


  3. Mizuno Wave Rider 17 & Turkey Trot

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    December 3, 2013 by Katie

    The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno

    I mentioned yesterday that on Thanksgiving, my dad and I did our third Turkey Trot 5K together. What I didn’t mention was the shoes I wore!

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    I had the opportunity to try out the new Mizuno Wave Rider 17 shoes and since I loved the Mizunos that I ran in last year I jumped at the chance.

    What I loved most about the shoes was how light they were. I’m used to a heaver shoe and when I first ran in these it didn’t feel like I had heavy shoes on my feet. I must be really smart because I later found out that these are Mizuno’s lightest Wave Rider shoe that they’ve made!


  4. Chicago Marathon 2013

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    October 15, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone! You all (well, those of you who’ve been reading for a year) got to follow me through training for and running the Chicago Marathon, but now you get to see what it’s like to be a volunteer!

    Marathon weekend started off on Friday when I headed down to the expo at McCormick place with Lindsay. We took a shuttle to get there (I took a bus downtown to get on the shuttle) and it was free and surprisingly quick!

    Lindsay and and I walked around, sampled things at the booths, got her bib and t-shirt, and she did a little shopping in the Nike Marathon Shop!


  5. The Race That’s Good For Life 5K Recap

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    April 29, 2013 by Katie

    Hey everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend! I had a pretty awesome weekend, lots of time with my friends, including a fun 5K! There may have also been some nut butter making thrown in there somewhere too…

    On Sunday morning, Lindsay, Kelsey and I headed out to Oak Park to run the Race That’s Good For Life 5K! The race is put on by the Oak Park Runners Club, which Erin is an active member of, so we had to come out and support her race! (By the way – Erin ran her MARATHON on Saturday and rocked it!!! Congrats Erin!!!).

    Anyone notice what shirt I’m wearing? After last week’s Thursday Thoughts and all your comments on how I needed to wear my animal shirts out in public, I thought I’d bring one out for the race!…


  6. PUNK THE MONK Race Recap & Ice Skating

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    March 11, 2013 by Katie

    .Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend and are refreshed and ready for the week! I’m certainly ready for a new week, especially since Friday starts my very last spring break! I’ve also got a few fun things going on this week – mani/pedi night with my sorority alumnae group and possibly a boxing class with Kelsey!

    I do, however, want to recap some of the great stuff I got to do this past weekend. On Friday I met up with Kelsey in Millenium Park at the McCormick Skating Rink! I’d been wanting to get down there for… 3 years, and finally made it on the last weekend they were open this year.

    I love the rink because it’s right in downtown (aka beautiful views) and it’s free! (Skate rental is $10 but I had my own).

    I had the best time ever, and Kelsey… well…


  7. Turkey Trot 5K Race Recap

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    November 23, 2012 by Katie

    Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving yesterday, I definitely did. My day involved some hanging around with my family, a stop at my favorite coffee spot, the Roasterie, catching up with my little brother and then dinner with my cousins and aunt and uncle.

    The whole day started off with a bang at the Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Family Stroll at the Sprint campus. For those of you not from KC (aka almost everyone…) Sprint has basically it’s own zip code south of the city and they hosted this 5K around the land that they have. We did the race last year and thought it would be a great way to start the day again this year.

    My dad and I were ready to go!


  8. Dark Places–Book Review

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    October 29, 2012 by Katie

    I hope you all had a great weekend! I did, a good and very busy weekend! I was taking care of Molly this weekend, which tends to take up a lot of time, and then I also had blogger book club AND a trail 5K in the burbs!

    The 5K was pretty much a blast. It was the Thriller in Schiller, it’s inaugural year, and it was a Halloween-themed trail run out in a forest preserve in Schiller, IL. I ran the race with Kelsey, Lindsay, Emily and Alyssa and it was so much fun I couldn’t breath because I was laughing so hard!

    Alyssa was a referee, I was a runaway bride (took your suggestions!) and Kelsey, Lindsay and Emily were Cone Heads.


  9. Chicago Marathon Expo

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    October 9, 2012 by Katie

    Good morning everyone! I hope you all had a great start to the week yesterday! Mine was pretty uneventful, I had breakfast with my parents before they headed out and then I basically hung around and did… nothing (aka blog reading and netflix watching) until Girls On The Run practice and then did… nothing after that! Haha, but I did walk to and from practice so I covered about 4 miles of walking. That might seem like a lot post-marathon but it really shook out my legs and made them a little less stiff.

    Other than sore legs, I’m doing great! I know I gave you all a recap of the race yesterday, but I still wanted to share the rest of the weekend with you!

    On Friday morning I headed to the expo and I was definitely overwhelmed, everything was huge! Haha. They did a nice job setting it all up…


  10. Chicago Marathon Race Re-Cap

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    October 8, 2012 by Katie

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If you follow me on twitter or instagram (PeaceLoveOats) then you already know – I DID IT!

    I RAN THE CHICAGO MARATHON!!!!!

    It’s still sinking in, I can’t stop smiling! I can’t believe this all actually happened! I hope they post the race pictures soon So I can really believe it!

    I tried to give you all a shortened version of the race recap… Haha as I was typing it kept getting a bit too detailed. Alright, get comfy because here goes the re-cap:


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