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Kara
Nashville, TN
Wife and mother of 2, ultra-runner, cupcake & coffee lover
Interests: Anything and everything running, baking, cooking, health/natural living, children, nature, outdoors
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4:30am the alarm goes off and I push snooze. I lay there calm and in deep thought about the day to follow. I was about to run a 50k later that morning. 50k...31.2 miles...what is considered an ultra marathon. Normally running a marathons scares people, I was about to run... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Its been two years. Two years since I had my heart set on coming back to the race I did my first 50k at... StumpJump 50k. For two years I have wanted a comeback. Last year I switched over to run road and ran my first road marathon, The famous... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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My last post I ended on such a positive high. After placing 3rd female at Music City Trail Ultra 25k I was stoked. I felt a renewed energy within me. Well it ended pretty quickly when every run I went for turned into epic fails. One run I went out... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Last Saturday I raced the Music City Trail Ultra 25k. Music City Trail Ultra has 3 distance options: 12k, 25k, 50k and is held in Pegram, TN. I am training with the Fleet Feet's Ultra Dirtbag group this training season to prepare for GnawBone, Dances with Dirt 50k, May 9th,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Tuesday morning was a mud run on the trails. Defiantly true with trail shoes. Wednesday morning I went to the gym for sculpt class. It was my first time taking this class and I loved it. I think I will be adding this one to my routine. We did a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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I was just browsing through some old pictures and found these of the kids! This was the night before Stumpjump 2012. The night before dinner was held in this park and while the special speakers spoke these hot air balloons were being filled. It was beautiful while the sun was... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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So I made a big decision last week with my running and race goals coming up. Some of you may know that I joined Fleet Feet's training group for Nashville's Country Music Marathon. I went with the 4 hour pace group and our first training run was 10 miles. Everything... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Nashville Scene Fitness Crawl 2015 Whats a fitness crawl you may ask? In this case fitness classes are held at all different locations over a two week span. You can sign up for how every many you choose. Classes are free but they ask that you make a donation online... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Ok so lets try this AGAIN! Last night I had a whole page written only to hit a button and delete the whole thing. Talk about frusterating! I went to bed right away. So here is my redo. Probably won't be as details as its late already and I want... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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I know I am late but.... HAPPY NEW YEAR FRIENDS!!!!! Wishing you the best this year! To stronger, healthier, happy you! I am ready to go get it! 2015 I am calling this, "A Year To Be Stronger". I am not just focusing on running this year, but also on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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So I know I have been MIA for a while. With kids home from school past few weeks, Christmas & New Years, and getting back to working out more I have just been kinda busy....and maybe a tad bit lazy. So let me start with a recap of a few... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Tuesday: My Physical Therapy appointment. I went to see Leah at Pro Motion as recommend by MANY of my running friends. I was super nervous to find out what was going on with my ankle. It started bothering me 2 weeks before I ran the St. Jude Memphis Marathon. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Sunday: Breakfast: Coffee with pumpkin spice creamer and Biscoff bananna bread. We unpacked all the Christmas dishes this week and they make me happy. Kids were feeling all better today! Thankful it was only a one day Flu. 8 Days post marathon. I decided to attempt a run again since... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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One of are favorite family traditions around here is Friday Night Family Movie Nights. We started this when Jayson was a baby and it's continued on. We have only missed a few nights and usually that's because we were away from home. The month of December we always watch Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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St. Jude Marathon Pictures are up! This is how I felt toward the end of my race. So Sunday I was still dealing with so much pain in my foot I wasn't able to put any pressure on it. That's what happens when you start a marathon with pain already... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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My pictures don't do this justice. This stuff is good. Here is what you will need to make this bowl of southern goodness: Large pan of cornbread medium size onion chopped one tomato or a heaping cup of cherry tomatoes chopped 1/2 of red~green~yellow~orange peppers {roughly} chopped 3/4 cup Bread... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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So here's the story behind skillet cornbread. My best performance on a long run was fueled the night before on a loaded baked potato. It was our longest run, 22 miles, before Chicago. I had great energy on that run, and no stomach issues. So my plan the night before... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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The day before Breakfast: Coffee, OJ, 2 pieces of white toast with PB Lunch: Subway 6" turkey breast on white bread, light veggies and extra pickles, oatmeal raisin cookie, and a pineapple-coconut water. And then it was expo time! The "Get Set...To Run For Their Lives" was whew, hard seeing.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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I am two days out from my next marathon, St. Jude Memphis Marathon. My friend Shyla shared this photo with me last night and it was PERFECT! The carb-loading has begun. Breakfast: Lunch: While watching me some "So You Think You Can Dance?". Dinner: Dessert: Guess who stole the wisk!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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The first time I tasted this recipe was like 7 years ago at mom's group for breakfast. Now, while it was eaten as a breakfast recipe, I think its more of a dessert, but thats up to you to decide ;) This recipe is super simple to make. Here is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Today is Wednesday, 3 days out from the big marathon. How am I doing??? Learn to know the signs of taper marathoner... So now that you know how I am feeling... I have decided to take the WHOLE week off before the race. A whole week. 7 days. no running.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Yesterday I hit up the Juice Bar for a second round of burn. Sniffle Stopper shot round 2. Ginger, Lemon, Cayenne, and OnGuard Essential oil. Feeling slightly better today then I was yesterday with this head cold thing going on so hopefully it helped and I am on the upside... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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The day after Thanksgiving... That baby, so cute. Friday morning I woke up with 0% energy. I pretty much sat around in my pajamas until 11am and then finally decided I had to get stuff done for the day. Spark to the rescuse! I feel like I have been coming... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING MY DEAR FRIENDS!!!!!! Did you gobble until you wobbled today? If you gobbled too much here is an dance video so you can learn "The Wobble" and dance off some extra calories from all that feasting, that's if you can get off the couch to do it! I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes
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Happy Pre-Thanksgiving Everyone! Forgive me I couldn't think of a awesome title for this post because I was all over the place on this one. Monday: 6 Mile run. I was suppose to go swim after but had not been feeling well that morning and after my run I defiantly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2014 at Kara Runs For Cupcakes