DIY: Personalized Custom Race Medal Holder

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The boys have participated in a handful of races each throughout the last few years. It hit me that they may not think or realize how special their medals are if I just hang them randomly in their rooms 💞 I need them to be reminded that those medals, staying active and pursuing goals are all equally so special !! […]

See Mom Run: Every Mother’s Guide to Getting Fit and Running Her First 5K – Book Review

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If I could write a book, this would be it! This book was a great read for me to revisit the months leading up to my first 5k in 2011. It also is a good reminder about warming up, consistency, injuries and nutrition. Very well done. I highly recommend getting a copy of this book, […]

Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race Narragansett , RI – January 11, 2015

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Resolution 5k Beach & Trail Race Narragansett , RI – January 11, 2015 When I ran this race for the first time the boys wondered why I came in (second to) last place… This year, my third attempt, I was not last or even second to last… One of my favorite 5k’s ! 149 134 Melanie […]

Race #13 of 2014 (My 51st Finish Line): The Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run, Newport, RI

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#13: 10/26/14 – Pell Bridge Run, 4.2 Miles, Bib #: 888, Time: 41:08, Age Group Place: 105/246 | NON-STOP PR for this Run !  This was my 4th year running the bridge.  This is one of the runs that scared the crap out of me the first time. Early packet pickup, getting everything ready the night before, showing up […]