Olympic Tri (My Way) and Race Recap: Athleta Iron Girl 10K

So sometime last night, when I was tossing and turning because I couldn't fall asleep, I came up with this plan... I've been really annoyed lately that I can't find a nearby triathlon that works with my schedule so i decided to do my own thing. (Story of my life.) I decided that since my … Continue reading Olympic Tri (My Way) and Race Recap: Athleta Iron Girl 10K

Kicking Off The First Race Of The Season

Man, what a week that was. A lot of stress coupled with not enough sleep or nutrition makes for a very cranky Amara. I hope to get some of that on track in the upcoming week. So my diet has primarily consisted of mushy things, like shakes, scrambled eggs, yogurt, pudding, soup, etc. I've grown … Continue reading Kicking Off The First Race Of The Season

Desert Double Down with Dress For Success

So after a bit of debate, and even a bit of opinion crowdsourcing, I've decided to go ahead with the Rock 'n Roll Marathon Arizona. Although not as grandiose as the Disney Goofy Challenge, I figure that can wait for another year (maybe next) when I'm a bit more prepared both physically and financially. It'd also be … Continue reading Desert Double Down with Dress For Success

Let’s Be Honest…I Could’ve Done Better.

There was nothing easy about the LA Marathon for me. It was only last week that I crossed the finish line but I'm still thinking about it. All of my classmates asked me about how well I did. I had the same blanket answer for everyone. "I finished, but I was really really slow." Am … Continue reading Let’s Be Honest…I Could’ve Done Better.

Marathon Countdown: 15 Days, 60-hour Workweeks

Woah, where did February go?! There's only 15 more days until the LA Marathon. Good news is that I wrapped up my fundraising. I can't believe that I was able to reach the $1,000 fundraising requirement. Honestly, that seemed more out of reach than the actual 26.2 miles! Special thanks to the landslide of friends … Continue reading Marathon Countdown: 15 Days, 60-hour Workweeks

My Christmas Wish List for 2011

A lot of people talk about the things they want for Christmas. Nothing's wrong with wanting stuff for Christmas, I suppose. However, what people usually don't talk about are some of the more obvious needs of the people around them for the holidays. For me, Christmas is more like Thanksgiving...it's more of a time to reflect … Continue reading My Christmas Wish List for 2011

Fitness Friday: Someone Busier Than You Is Running Right Now

Getting started with a running program can be challenging, especially for people who is strapped for time. However, something you have to realize is that everyone has a busy life, a demanding family, and lots of time commitments. However, what separates runners from non-runners is that a runner makes the time for them. Health and fitness … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Someone Busier Than You Is Running Right Now

Who Dares to Brave the Stiletto Dash?

At this weekend's Zappos Rock n Roll Marathon weekend, they hosted a few other events...including their very own Stiletto Dash!   The Stiletto Dash was a 50-yard race in (a minimum of) 3 inch heels on a fancy red carpet. Dashers sprinted through The Palazzo's Casino and raised money for charity while racing for a … Continue reading Who Dares to Brave the Stiletto Dash?