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
This Is My Broken Leg Rant
Not a lot of action on the blog, mainly because there hasn't been a lot of training on my end! Turns out that the last time I went skiing, I did not sprain my ankle. No, no...there was no sprain. The leg itself was just broken. BROKEN. Uhg. First broken bone ever but at least … Continue reading This Is My Broken Leg Rant
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.
Race Recap: The 2012 LA Marathon
I survived...but man oh man I am definitely feeling the pain of undertraining. The course was great. It was the best foot tour of LA I've ever taken. What got me most excited about this race was that I've been to every part of the city, but I've yet to actually go through it in … Continue reading Race Recap: The 2012 LA Marathon
Race Recap: 2011 Zappos Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon
What a race! First of all, congratulations to everyone who finished the race. It was definitely a fun yet challenging course, based on all of the feedback I've sifted through online. All in all I think the race was a success -- with 44,000 runners on the Vegas Strip at night, there was bound to … Continue reading Race Recap: 2011 Zappos Rock n Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon
Ultramarathon in My Future?
Hmm, I've thought about doing some crazy things, but they were usually solo adventures. I wonder if I could sucker about five other crazy people to run a 200-mile ultramarathon with me? Last night I came across an ad for the Ragnar Relay Race in So Cal...a jaunt from Huntington Beach to Coronado Island. Seeing … Continue reading Ultramarathon in My Future?