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, Marathon Training, Nutrition, Running, Triathlon Training

Giving Blood as an Athlete

A friend invited me to donate blood sometime this week. If you’ve ever been curious about donating blood and how long you’ll need to scale back and for how long, here’s a pretty reasonable answer I found after doing some quick research. A healthy athlete should be able to recover completely from donating blood in eight weeks, but he may…

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Fitness, Marathon Training, Race Preparation, Running, Triathlon Training

Prepare to Fail if You Fail to Prepare

My boyfriend never lets me forget that I’m a J. (First search result: “ISFJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.”) I have a pretty set routine when it comes to my running. Not necessarily with routes, although I have a tendency to run the same one again and again…

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Diary, Fitness, Marathon Training, Personal Development, Philosophy, Running, Swimming

In the Spirit of Independence…

My longest race EVER is tomorrow morning at 8am in Santa Barbara! I registered for the Santa Barbara Semana Nautical 15K about three months ago hoping to find a midsummer race to keep me motivated through the season. It’s my last mini-race (and by mini I mean magnitude AND cost) until September…which is pretty much the month when everything will…

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International Racing, Marathon Training, Triathlon Training

Setting My Sights on Athens Marathon, LA Triathlon

This week marked a number of momentous occasions for me personally. I finally had the guts to commit to a marathon…the Athens marathon, nonetheless. I’ve registered for the event and I’ve booked my flight. I will be in Greece for 10 days and in Turkey for 1. I have a 24-hour layover that will permit me to leave the airport…

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