Dopey Challenge Week 6+7+8+9: Getting Unstuck

Week 6, 7, 8, and 9 of training has been mostly a blur because of the constant flurry of work. The miles are increasing but at a fairly slow pace -- they've been alternating short and long run weekends: Week 6 was 7 miles, week 7 was 3 miles, week 8 was 9 miles, week 9 is supposed … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 6+7+8+9: Getting Unstuck

Dopey Challenge Week 5: The Mystery of My Broken Footsie

My foot is broken! Well, not the whole thing, just one of the many bones that comprise a foot: The 2nd bone that is labeled there is pretty much split into 2 pieces, hamburger style. The two halves have conveniently aligned themselves into a tendon and have healed themselves into such a position. Well, "healed" is … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 5: The Mystery of My Broken Footsie

Dopey Challenge Week 3 + 4: Fund-running for Best Friends Animal Society again!

Guess what? I've finally got my charity picked out for the Dopey Challenge! All of you who know me know that I really enjoy fund-running for my big yearly A-races. My charities over the years have varied a bit, but it took some time for me to really hone in on the one that I wanted … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 3 + 4: Fund-running for Best Friends Animal Society again!

Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season

Dopey Challenge update: Two weeks down, 27 more to go. Training has been going well. Nothing is off-track yet, although my workload is kicking up into high gear. My stress levels have been negatively affecting my training, but I've been aiming to at least get 6-7 hours of sleep in a night. On the nights … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 2: Planning the Season

And the Training Months Tick By…July and mid-August Recap

Hmm. It's been an interesting month. I don't have a lot of time to go into too much detail about what's been going on, but let's recap:   -I went on a weeklong vacation to Waikiki with Erik. By day we hiked, ran, snorkeled, swam, surfed, boogey boarded, and by night we hopped skipped karaoke … Continue reading And the Training Months Tick By…July and mid-August Recap

Monday Morning Stand Up: Seafair Weeks 6-7-8 + Portland Weeks 1-2-3 2014 Training

For lack of a better way to combine the concurrent training threads, I'm now officially lumping them both together in the headline. The last few weeks have been insanely bizarre. Not only is my sleeping schedule all over the map, but so is my schoolwork and work-work (because when you say it twice, it's legit). … Continue reading Monday Morning Stand Up: Seafair Weeks 6-7-8 + Portland Weeks 1-2-3 2014 Training

2014 Charity Fundraising Announcement: Stand Up to Cancer

Hi folks! It's that time of year again were I announce my fundraising efforts for the 2014 racing season. Since I have (haphazardly) already finished my first race of the season (with at least seven more to go between now and December) it's time to unveil my charity of choice this year... A couple of … Continue reading 2014 Charity Fundraising Announcement: Stand Up to Cancer

Race Recap: 2013 Zappos Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon Las Vegas

To tell you the truth, I started off my race weekend a bit disappointed. A few months back, I had registered for the full marathon. However, with my lack of training and inability to truly run a full marathon in less than 4 and a half hours, I had settled into the mentality that I … Continue reading Race Recap: 2013 Zappos Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon Las Vegas

66 Days & $777 in Fundraising To Go Until My Next 26.2

Okay, so I've stayed off my feet and tried to relax a bit at work. With only two weeks until my next half marathon and only 66 days until my next full marathon, I want to focus and get my energy levels back. That said, I actually haven't made it out the door for my … Continue reading 66 Days & $777 in Fundraising To Go Until My Next 26.2