Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon + 5K + Meeting Meb

The Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon was probably one of the hardest marathons I've ever ran! It being my sixth, I thought I was mentally prepared for what I was facing, but boy oh boy... In between Las Vegas and San Antonio, I had a few busy weeks at school and work. Training was … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon + 5K + Meeting Meb

Race Recap: Disney World Dopey Challenge 2017

Ahhhh -- For once, I've finally arrived at my A-race intact! Not only that, I've also followed my entire training plan. This entire training season has been quite the ride, and it would turn out that race weekend would still have a few tricks up its sleeve...Only in Florida. Packing and preparation Preparation for a … Continue reading Race Recap: Disney World Dopey Challenge 2017

Race Recap/Week 25 Dopey Challenge: Whine Not A Marathon 2016

Week 26 was an absolute doozy! It was a finals week for my students, along with a Dopey simulation week. It also happened to be the week of my wedding anniversary. Timelines were squashed on top of one another, so I had to squeeze in my training in some funky ways. We were planning to … Continue reading Race Recap/Week 25 Dopey Challenge: Whine Not A Marathon 2016

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

Unsolicited Advice to Newbie Runners (From a Newbie Runner Herself)

In the last week, I've had a few people openly declare to me their intent to start a running regimen or to tackle the marathon next year...and to them I say kudos!! Here's a few things I wish I knew about running before I started running. 1. It's going to be uncomfortable for awhile, but … Continue reading Unsolicited Advice to Newbie Runners (From a Newbie Runner Herself)

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.