Monthly Archives: April 2015

2105 Oak Barrel Half Marathon Recap

I ran the Oak Barrel Half Marathon two weeks ago and am just now getting around to writing about it due to the fact that I am….



Wait for it…






Can you tell I’m excited? Now, back to Oak Barrel.



This race is put on by the Mach Tenn running club and sponsored by none other than Tennessee’s finest, Jack Daniels.  It is best know for its great swag and one brutal hill (aptly named Whiskey Hill) that has its own Facebook page. Before you ask, no, there is not whiskey at the finish line.  Oddly enough, Lynchburg, TN is in a dry county!


The early April race date makes for a chilly start so we hung out in the car until closer to race time.




Then we headed out for some photo ops with the Half Fanatics




And some sparkle skirts ladies



This race makes sure they place a photographer on Whiskey Hill



And mile 12 is the best sign ever….ok, maybe mile 13 is but I didn’t get a shot of that one




And I finally got a good race photo!




My car didn’t fair as well





And every great race ends with food!





Next year will be the 7th half marathon and since Jack Daniels is known for the good old No.7, little birdies at packet pick up implied that we should expect seriously good swag, but the race fills up fast so don’t delay your registration!

Saturday in Spring

This Saturday was gorgeous so I headed out for a long run with some friends.


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Spring has sprung here in Tennessee!


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This guy was just hanging out.


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We also ran into some of our back of the pack buddies.


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And then hit a dead end and had to turn around.


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After a beautiful six miles, I came home to do a little gardening.  Moose was quite helpful.


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And ended the day making this totally awesome Nutella bread with M.


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How was your weekend?