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

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

Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon Los Angeles 2013

I'll never again take the sunshine for granted. I departed from Seattle on a gray, wet afternoon. Up until the race, my runs had been wet and chilly. I packed my warm weather gear -- a running skirt and a t-shirt. Arriving on Friday night, my boyfriend and I headed to a great pho restaurant … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon Los Angeles 2013

Race Recap: Sporty Diva’s Half Marathon

This weekend's race was a lot of fun! It was my first small race (less than 50 participants) and it was mostly women-focused. The race was more of a "run your own race" sort of event, with distances of 5K, 10K, 15K, and a half marathon. I totally underestimated what the event coordinator meant by … Continue reading Race Recap: Sporty Diva’s Half Marathon