Race Recap: Surf City Half Marathon 2022

Surf City was my 53rd lifetime half marathon. This race came on the heels of my first 50K, which was an incredible experience. After that, I felt a little lost and wasn't sure what kind of goals to set or what to focus on. This is mainly because I am starting IVF up again, which … Continue reading Race Recap: Surf City Half Marathon 2022

Race Recap: Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long 50K 2022

This was my very first 50K! And I finished standing upright! This was supposed to be my last big hurrah before restarting the IVF process again. I am so happy I did this race and am so happy with my performance. This was about as close to a perfect race as it comes. This never … Continue reading Race Recap: Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long 50K 2022

Race recap: Seattle Marathon 2021

This was my first marathon back since Honolulu 2018! Marathons are very intimidating. My shorter Dopey training runs have been mostly okay. The longer ones have not gone very smoothly but I've gotten my miles in. Seattle has been much colder than Colorado or New Mexico, so I was a little worried about the weather … Continue reading Race recap: Seattle Marathon 2021

Race recap: Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon 2021

This was my first "real" race in awhile, and my first Rock n Roll race since Las Vegas 2019. I know that I had completed a few other races towards the beginning of my Dopey training journey, but I didn't take them all too seriously. The data points didn't mean as much since I was … Continue reading Race recap: Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon 2021

Race recap: Hot Chocolate Denver 15K 2021

Hot Chocolate races are one of my favorite race circuits around...that's why I'm a race ambassador for them. I run a LOT of races (as you can see from my blog) and they are superior in almost every way. Where else will you get all of these things included with registration? Race jacketFree race photosGuaranteed … Continue reading Race recap: Hot Chocolate Denver 15K 2021

Race recap: Rocky Mountain National Park Half Marathon and 5K 2021

I've always been curious about the Vacation Races series. I seen them rise in popularity as folks shift away from running races in urban areas. Once you exhaust the Rock n Roll race series and the Run Disney races, this helps bring you back into nature. One thing that Vacation Races repeats over and over … Continue reading Race recap: Rocky Mountain National Park Half Marathon and 5K 2021

Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K Promo Code

The 2021-2022 Hot Chocolate 15K/5K race season has officially opened! Use the promo code AMARAHC2021 when registering online for a free gift (a branded neck gaiter) at packet pickup. You can register online at http://hotchocolate15k.com. Hot Chocolate 15K / 5K Promo Code AMARAHC2021 This race series is definitely one of my favorites! In the thick … Continue reading Hot Chocolate 15K or 5K Promo Code

Race recap: Alien Chase 5K 2021

The Alien Chase 5K is a small local race held in Roswell, NM during the UFO Festival weekend (typically around the 4th of July). This year, Roswell got hit with a pretty severe monsoon season. There was significant flooding in May and then again the weekend before the festival, so unfortunately most of the race … Continue reading Race recap: Alien Chase 5K 2021