Category Archives: first 5k

Too Late to Train for a 5K?

Well, as of the writing of this post, the race is only 11 days away. Some of you are in that “should I enter this race” decision phase. For some, your reasoning is conflict with your personal schedule, for others, … Continue reading

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I don’t know where I would be….

Last week, I was researching some info for the race and I had  the privilege to speak to a former resident of the St. Charles Home. Before I spoke to her, I was aware of the importance of the home … Continue reading

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What the St. Charles Children’s Home 5k Means to Me

I was away the summer of 1996 when the children began running at St. Charles.  Imagine my surprise when I returned to find a house full of runners–and I had NEVER run before.  My running career began in the fall … Continue reading

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Waiting Until Race Day to Sign Up?

Guilty as charged. I am about to give you several reasons as to why you should not wait until race day to sign up. HOWEVER…. I am probably the worst offender here. I know all the reasons.  “I want to … Continue reading

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One of the St. Charles Girls Invited to Speak as an Expert

Last December I wrote a post about one of the girls at St. Charles whom we will call “Anna.”  Anna had just arrived at the Home when I met her in December.  She was terrified of everyone she met.  After living … Continue reading

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