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I am a farmer's wife,runner and a mother of two boys. I help my husband with our farming business. I did my first marathon in October 2010 and loved every minute of it. I'm now looking to do my 4th marathon in Little Rock, AR

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reebok Spartan Race Giveaway


Reebok Spartan Race is on a mission to get you active , healthy, excited about change and return to ancient roots where running through woods,  getting dirty and facing adversity was part of everyday life. Spartan Race challenge the familiar today's perception of normal living and getting you out of your comfort zone.

I'll have to admit I've never done a Spartan Race.   I have, however done  the Warrior Dash.  I loved  every  obstacles in that race.  It was so much more challenging than just running.

      Their are 4 different levels within the  Reebok Spartan Race

Spartan Sprints -  muddy 3 + miles/ 15 + obstacles. (Entry Level). 

Super Spartan  8 + miles/ 20 + obstacles. (Intermediate Level)
Spartan Beast - 12 + miles/ 25 + obstacle. ( Advanced. Level) 
Death Race - This endurance race is composed of mud runs,obstacles, racing, trail racing, physical challenges and metal challenges all in + 48 hour adventures race.  (Extreme Level)  90% will not complete this endurance race.

Whatever your level, Spartan Race will test your strength, stamina, and sense of humor.

If your up for the challenge check out one of the Reebok Spartan Race near you.  For locations near you - CLICK HERE

     Want to win a Free Entry to a Reebok Spartan Race

(MANDATORY)  Leave a comment telling me if you have every done a Spartan Race and  if you win what level would  you choose.  

Go to Reebok Spartan Race on Twitter ( HERE) and follow them and (Tweet) "I want to win a Free Entry to a @Reebok Spartan Race over @Pink Hat Runner.

A winner will be choosen on 6-30-13, by Random.Org

If you don't win  you still can run a Spartan Race.  The people over at Spartan are offering a code for 15% off one of  their races in the continental US.(CLICK HERE)  to get the code.


Disclaimer: I was contacted by the Spartan Race to offer my readers a free entry to an Reebok Spartan Race.    No compensation or race entry was provided in exchange.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Our farm is a Century Farm this year


Since the land of Iowa was opened up to settlers in 1833, agriculture has been the heart of Iowa. The family farm represents the traditions and heritage upon which our State was built. Today, those individuals and families, who followed in the foot steps of their ancestors, continue to produce crops and livestock on that same land.

The Century Farms Program recognizes and honors those individuals who have owned the farm land for 100 years or more. The program began in 1976 as part of the Bicentennial Celebration, when over 5,000 certificates and farm markers were distributed across Iowa at local ceremonies.

The program was sponsored by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, with the endorsement of the Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission.

Members of the original Century Farm Recognition Committee were Ronald R. Woodin, Deputy Adjutant General of Iowa; James Meimann, Iowa Department of Agriculture; Gene Maahs, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation; Murray Goodman, Iowa American Revolution Bicentennial Commission and Kris Lischefska, secretary.

Since 1976 over 15,000 families have been recognized. The Awards Ceremony is held each year at the Iowa State Fair.(SOURCE)

             CHANNEL 5, News came out and  interviewed us for a                   segment on the news about our Century Farm. ( VIDEO

        This is  what the old homestead looked like.  My husband's father was raised in the house.  We lived in the house till 2000, when we decided to build a new house just north of the old homestead.    We were going to dig a hole and bury the old house, but my running partner at the time was on the Fire Dept and suggested we let the Fire Dept use it for their training.      The fire dept came out and burned our house down and got some great training out of it in the process.            

February 2001 we move to our new house, which is just north of the old homestead.

                        This is what our  homestead looks like  now.

       In August we will be presented with an award at the Iowa State Fair for having a  Century Farm.

                              DO YOU LIVE ON A CENTURY FARM?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Fun Weekend, Glow Run

This weekend was pretty busy.  Friday night we went to the Raccoon River Music Hall to hear the Rumbles. The Rumbles are an awesome  band. I love to dance, so I was in heaven shaking my bootie.  Their was about 30, of us that were going to hear the Rumbles. We started out at my sister's house  first for happy hour and than headed on over to the Music Hall.  I slept in Friday morning, because I new it was going to be a long night.  I ended up getting my workout  in by dancing till my hearts content. I had sweat running everywhere. I looked like a drenched rat. We had so much fun. 

Sure hope he doesn't let  go.



Saturday morning I got to slept in, than later that morning  I tried to catch up on my cleaning.   My running partners husband had a routine Colonoscopy a week ago and it came back positive for cancer. He went in for  surgery last Wednesday.  When Tree talked to the doctors after surgery they  said they got all the cancer and  he was cancer free, "Answers to prayers".   They  released  him  late Saturday morning to go home.   Tree and I were suppose to run the Glow Run Saturday night, but she  didn't want to leave her husband  home  alone, since he just got home from the hospital.  Tree's daughter said, she would come and stay with him so we could do the Glow Run.  Mike hasn't been able to get in the field, for several weeks, because it has been raining here off and on, so  he thought he would go to the race with us.   I said sure he could be our chauffeur and cheerleader at the race.  It was so nice to have Mike there and enjoy the fun with us. Mike has never went with us to a race before, mainly because he's usually  in the field or just to busy with the farm work.  I was one Happy Girl.

The starting line, showing my lighted glove and pink hat. 

Finishers, but I lost my DARN PINK HAT, BUMMER

Sunday we had two birthday parties to go too and one visitation. Mike's nephew's daughter Lily Grace was turning 7, and her dad was having a birthday party for her at Grandma's house.  The second birthday party was at our neighbors  that help Mike during planting and harvest time.  His little girl was turning 7 and his little boy was turning 5. We stayed at the second birthday party for about an hour and than had to leave to go to a visitation    I was glad we went to the visitation early,  because their was a line of people  already when we got there.  I was so happy to finish my day off  by vegging  out at home, before bed time.  

                                  Have you ever ran the Glow Run?


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

3rd Annual Jelly Bean Virtual Race

Are you ready for The Jelly Bean Virtual Race over @Run With Jess?  I've done this virtual race for the past 3 years and it's one of my favorite virtual races.  Jess always seems to keep things popping with excitement over at her blog RUN WITH JESS.

             The Jelly Bean Virtual Race Starts
March 20-31, 2013

 You get to choose the event that works best for your current fitness level. You may participate in more than one event.

- Run 5K (3.1 miles)
- Run 10K  (6.2 miles)
- Run Half-Marathon (13.1 miles)
- Bike 21K (13 miles)

Jess has something for everyone to participate in, no matter what your fitness level or interest.

If you get spring fever like I do early in the spring, sign up for The Jelly Bean Virtual Race, it's a great way to keep motivated through those long wintery months.

                      DO YOU LIKE TO DO VIRTUAL RACES?



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