It was rough

I ran the 2013 Asheville half marathon and let me just say it was rough! I definitely did not set any personal records that day, in fact, it was a personal worst. But, I got 16th in my age group and that’s nothing to complain about.
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Website launch!

GOTR KnoxvilleMy latest freelance project, Girls of the Run of Greater Knoxville, launched this morning!

For this project, I completed a domain transfer & registration and provide website hosting. The new website uses WordPress as a CMS. The website is entirely custom, designed and developed from scratch.

The overall design concept is energetic and playful, aligning with the overall brand of Girls on the Run International. The WordPress theme employs responsive web development (check out the site on your desktop computer compared to your smartphone!).

Nashville Half-Marathon

We ran at the Rock ‘n Roll Nashville Marathon this past Saturday. I’ve been training for the past 18 weeks and it all finally culminated this past Saturday in the worst marathon weather in decades. After standing in torrential downpours for 30 minutes, we finally got out there and burned some rubber (while it continued to rain from every direction)!!

Hubby ran the Mini-Marathon and finished 24th out of over 1,000 participants and came 4th in his age group. Go hubby!!!!

I ran the half marathon and dropped 6 minutes off my last half marathon time, hit my race goal, and set a new PR of 1:45:40. I finished 108th in my age group (out of 2.5K), and was #305 female finisher out of over 11K women. Woo hoo!!!!!

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Lady Hike at Shuckstack Fire Tower in NC

My ladies hiking group headed out for the first day hike of 2013 to Shuckstack Fire Tower in North Carolina

Bread CSA

For two years we have been part of a meat CSA and absolutely loved it. We get local, farm fresh pork chops, ham steak, chickens, rabbit, ducks, bacon, sausage, pate, and all sorts of other yummy proteins.

This past weekend we signed up for another one… a bread CSA! We’re very excited about this. Each week we will get one loaf of bread and one extra type of bread. The extra type could be bagels, croissants, scones, and more! We get our first delivery this week of 5 grain bread and blueberry muffins. Can’t wait!

Oh, and if you’re not sure what a CSA stands for, it’s community shared agriculture. Essentially you’re investing in a local farm and you receive a portion of the farm’s products. In our case, we receive 10-12 pounds of seasonal and locally bred meat a month, and two items of bread a week. It’s a great way to support local agriculture and eat seasonal, fresh food!