Fitness Fridays: Down Times are Good Times (Sort Of)

Since I've started running, I haven't really thought twice about taking time off. There were a few weeks where things went haywire for me personally. I took time off then because I had to, because my heart wasn't in to my training and my brain was thinking about other things. (Apparently being mentally tired requires just … Continue reading Fitness Fridays: Down Times are Good Times (Sort Of)

The Disneyland Half Marathon 2011

Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend. I spent my three-day holiday at the happiest place on Earth...Disneyland! As much as I loathe big crowds of people and long lines, for some reason this weekend I shoved all of those peeves aside and had a great time. This was my first half marathon. … Continue reading The Disneyland Half Marathon 2011

Recent Read: Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

As you may already know, I hit a bit of a rut with my training a few weeks ago. Before the bout got better, it got worse...by a lot. Eventually I did nothing -- no swimming, no biking, no running. I was pretty low on motivation. I couldn't get friends to join me. I was … Continue reading Recent Read: Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons

Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined

After a lot of reticence and procrastinating, I finally attended my first ever open water swimming clinic. I have pretty much been terrified of the water since I started training for the LA Triathlon and since it's coming down to crunch time, I started doing my research about a month ago. I was unsuccessful at … Continue reading Beginning Ocean Swimming Is Not As Scary As Previously Imagined