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

Olympic Tri (My Way) and Race Recap: Athleta Iron Girl 10K

So sometime last night, when I was tossing and turning because I couldn't fall asleep, I came up with this plan... I've been really annoyed lately that I can't find a nearby triathlon that works with my schedule so i decided to do my own thing. (Story of my life.) I decided that since my … Continue reading Olympic Tri (My Way) and Race Recap: Athleta Iron Girl 10K

Success: The Hardest Part of Training Is Planning For It

A goal can feel out of reach when you lack proper planning and training. In casual conversation, whenever I hear something like "I don't have time to work out" or "I could never run a (any distance race)", I often hear "I'm not worth it," "I won't make the time," or "My health is not … Continue reading Success: The Hardest Part of Training Is Planning For It

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)