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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Diary, Fitness, Running

Q+A: What are you running from?

  Good question, although I have a feeling that the question was half serious and half playing around. So, what exactly am I running from when I’m running? I’ve read a few articles about people running from their former selves…perhaps a more plump, depressed, chaotic, stressed, or unhappy version of themselves. Others are running from their problems or their past.…

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Fitness

Featured in Fitbie!

Check out the original article here Over the weekend, Fitbie.com published a neat article on my recent journey. It’s been great but it’s certainly not over! I still have a long way to go in terms of training for the triathlon (mainly getting myself INTO the water, which I have failed at the last two weeks and counting) and training…

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Diary, Fitness, Running

The Journey of Me

I spent some time lamenting these photos and I think I’m finally over it. So last week I was interviewed for Fitbie, an MSN/Rodale joint venture. It’s a great website to help people get tips on exercising and to keep them motivated. I noticed that they popped up after the new year and have been following them. With any luck…

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Cycling, Diary, Fitness, Personal Development, Running, Swimming

Mindfulness and Running…Among Other Things

I spent most of my morning rather exhausted and asleep, not so much from any particularly strenuous physical activity but from mostly the electrical activity in between my ears. Although I’ve been in relatively high spirits as of late — not to mention, relaxed (as my friend kept saying yesterday, over and over) — I’ve been really hung up on…

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