International Racing, Marathon Training, Marathons, Personal Development, Race Preparation, Running, Running for Charity

Race Recap: The Athens Classic Marathon

Lets do this Memento style: start with the ending and then go from the beginning. The giant marble stadium was overwhelming. As I neared it on the last of my energy reserves, I tried to pick up the pace but it was just unbearable. But, as my right foot landed on the soft track, I was somehow lifted by a…

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Fitness, Marathons, Running, Running for Charity, Uncategorized

Motivation Monday: Cross It Off Your Bucket List

Again and again, I’ve found a way to stay motivated in my fairly new running habit… Work at crossing off my bucket list races! There’s a very distinct formula I follow for this. I pair a race distance I haven’t yet tried with a city I’ve been meaning to visit. What I ended up with was an awesome bucket list of…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Running for Charity

Want to Join a Charity Marathon Team?

I’m hosting a public video chat today to give you information on joining Team Dress for Success. If you’ve been wanting to get into running, this is a great opportunity! I will be hosting group runs on weekends as a volunteer and (hopefully) helping everyone reach their running and fundraising goals. I’ll also be available after the info session to…

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Book Review, Marathon Training, Running for Charity

Recent Read: Teach Yourself How to Run a Marathon

This was one of my most favorite marathon books to read. It was very snappy, straight forward, and to the point. The content is well structured and the information is poignant. It’s a fantastic resource for the newbie runner and marathoner (like myself). The content helps get you acquainted with… The time, mental energy, and commitment required for someone to…

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Fitness, Marathons, Running, Running for Charity

Dress for Success Named an Official Charity of the 2012 Honda LA Marathon

I hurriedly spent the month of April planning the inaugural Dress for Success Worldwide-West 5K/Power Walk here in LA. It was a great experience and I had a lot of fun! Planning a 5K is much more different than running a 5K, that’s for sure. And, if I had to do it all over again, I absolutely would. So, imagine…

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Fitness, Running, Running for Charity

Finally Wrapped the Triple Crown Race Series!

Today I wrapped up a three-part race series in Orange County called the Triple Crown. It was a sequence of three back-to-back races that all benefited different charities: Miles 4 Melanoma, Project YES, and the Villa Park Library. For my stick-to-it-iveness I got some nifty, long awaited medals for my efforts: Triple Crown Race Series medal for having ran all…

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