Carol Fenelon Earles@carol_ponytail_earles

Running makes this wife, mom, and teacher happy.

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Time for my fifth running of the Jacob Wells 3 Bridges Marathon better known as 3B26. "And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Jacob had it right. Jacob knew running. Jacob knew runners. High-five, y'all!
#runforjacob #r4j #3bridges #marathon #3bridgesmarathon #3b26 #littlerock #arkansas #littlerockarkansas #arkansasrunner #marathonmaniacs #runningmakesmehappy #runningisbetterwithfriends #runnerlife #goalstoreach #highfive #hebrews12 #heavenhasthebestangels

3 Bridges Marathon
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Well, shucks...
I enjoyed everything about this marathon. The starting temperature of 36° was invigorating. The low humidity (for Mississippi) of 55% was empowering. The coastal view throughout all but the last mile or two was spectacular. The numerous hydration stations were refreshing. The volunteers were exceptionally accommodating. The free photo downloads were a sweet touch. The point-to-point flat course was forgiving on this worn-out runner. It was a BEAUTIFUL day with such commaraderie. This being said, I am heartbroken by the course accidentally being <0.3 short.
Well, shucks...
#mississippigulfcoastmarathon #noregrets #biloxi #mississippi #biloximississippi #marathon #rovingambassador #marathonmaniacs #halffanatics #runnerlife #runningisbetterwithfriends #goalstoreach #ionlyregrettheracesidonotrun

Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon
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HAPPY, HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY to this cool kid, @tealclark! Being that we have been friends just over five years, and it is your fiftieth birthday, I decided to repost five photos from some of your milestone races, one for each decade of your existence and/or one for each year of our friendship! #happybirthday #fiftiethbirthday #runningisbetterwithfriends #marathonmaniacs #halffanatics #titaniumsun #100halfmarathonsclub #tupelomarathon #stjudemarathon #tallahasseeultra #rnrarizona #texasquad #runningthedistance


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Sunday Funday! Our Earles Family Thanksgiving was delayed three day until Billy was able to get home from work. After finishing my Dallas Double on Saturday and grabbing a quick bite, I hightailed it to Little Rock just in time for his midnight arrival from Wyoming. We stayed there and the next morning drove directly to DeeDee's for some family fun and feasting. And, FUN it was!! I cannot remember laughing so hard. My stomach hurt. My back hurt. I could not breathe. I was trying to remember where I packed my inhaler. I mean, I was actually thinking...I am going to die laughing, right here, right now, and I am okay with that.
#sundayfunday #familyfun #familyfeast #thanksgiving #earlesthanksgiving #earlesgirles #ilovemyfamily

Jonesboro, Arkansas
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Throwback Thursday to last year and last week. There are two parts to this story:

1). I would like to give a shout-out to Shout Out! Shout the Sheltie's first race experience was last year at the Texas Quad. He was an eight-week-old pup at the time, and I carried him through a lap or two during those three races at Bachman Lake. This year, however, Shout is a full-grown, feisty cattle dog (yes, you read that right). He LOVES to run and cannot get enough of it. Against his will, though, I made him stop and take breaks as I did half of my laps without him. Shout did run enough loops and enough miles to cover a half marathon both days thereby completing his first Double Half and qualifying him for Half Fanatics!! NO, animals are not allowed membership (humans only).
NO, he was not officially registered (who knew he would go the distance).
NO, he did not receive his own medals (I gave him two of my past ones).

Bachman Lake
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING, y'all! My family and friends are true blessings everyday.

GRATITUDE turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

I am not racing today but had a magnificent morning running last year's Turkey Trot in Joplin, MO.

#thanksgiving #happythanksgiving #thankful #thankfulthursday #grateful #throwbackthursday #turkeytrot #bethankful #begrateful #blessed #turkeyday #runnerlife


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THANKFUL THURSDAY! I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to share the course of my marathon last Saturday (11-11-17) at the NJ Trail Series One Day with these amazingly crazy runners visiting from sea to shining sea. Hideki Kinoshita from NJ/NY ran a 50k that day and a 5k the next, Vincent Ma from CA ran two separate marathons that day and another marathon the next, and Kenneth Tom from NY ran a 50k that day. I am in awe of them!!! Thanks so much, Kino, Vincent, and Ken, for your stories, support, and smiles through all our loops and miles. This was a FANTASTIC race with FABULOUS race directors; I definitely hope to run more of their events!
#njoneday #marathon #state49x3 #50statesmarathonclub #njtrailseries #sussexcounty #fairgrounds #augusta #newjersey #runnerlife #goalstoreach #marathonmaniacs #rovingambassador #keeprunning #runningmakesmehappy #runningisbetterwithfriends

Augusta, New Jersey
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The Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon was one of my favorite and most fun races, yet! I absolutely loved the lights, music, and crowds that accompanied running along the strip at night! This was the perfect race to celebrate my final half state in my quest for running a half marathon in all fifty!! I would like to give a HUGE shout-out to these two lovely ladies for joining me for my milestone weekend. Thank you so much, DeeDee and Teal, for all the miles we have shared!!
#stripatnight #rocknrollhalfmarathon #lasvegas #marathonmaniacs #halffanatics #100halfmarathonsclub #earlesgirls #runnerlife #goalstoreach #marathoners #halfmarathon #arkansasrunners

Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon
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Another crazy race weekend has come and gone...without a race. Due to lots and lots of lightning which was forecasted to continue for hours and hours, Ironman 70.3 New Orleans was first delayed and then cancelled. Smart call on their part. Lightning is no joke. There will be other races, other triathlons. Sad sure, but we all survived to tri again.
1. Rain eased up long enough to get a few pics after returning our gear to my car.
2. After turning around due to flash floods while trying to leave town, we found an alternate route.
3. These heavy winds and downpours would have gotten me even if the lightning had not.
4. Teal and Carol post-cancellation...
5. Teal and Carol pre-cancellation...
6. Near the MS/LA border yesterday afternoon en route to tri...storms are brewing.
7. Skies are still sunny during pre-race carb-loading in Ridgeland, MS.
8. Beautiful sunrise en route in Bono, AR...
9. Magnificent morning sky en route in Walnut Ridge, AR.
#ironman703neworleans #cancelled #lightning #flashfloods #neworleans #louisiana #runnerlife #swimbikerun #ironmantraining #goalstoreach #keepsmiling #keeptriing #triagain

Ironman 70.3 New Orleans
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Triathlon Tuesday! Thanks to the cooler temperatures rolling through the Midsouth on Sunday, I am grateful to have completed the Shrineman 70.3 Triathlon half hour faster than I completed it last year. I was even able to grab a one minute PR in a half iron distance.
#trituesday #shrineman #70point3 #halfiron #shrinerschildrenshospital #shreveport #louisiana #shreveportlouisiana #caddolake #triathlete #lifeisbetterwhenitri #keeptriing #triharder #tri #triathlete #ironmantraining #swimbikerun #runnerlife #goalstoreach

El Karubah Shriners
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