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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Book Review, Running

Recent Read: 50/50

I was in the thicket of planning the inaugural Dress for Success Worldwide-West’s 5K when I was hunting for resources to guide my efforts. I needed something that went through race logistics from both an organizational and runner’s perspective and was lucky to stumble upon this great find. As usual, Dean is a fantastic writer. This book was written a…

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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, 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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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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