Race Recap: Seaside Half Marathon 2022

Seaside was my 54th lifetime half marathon. I don't think you can ever really go wrong with a race on/near a beach, especially in California when the weather is so consistent year round. Something I need to remember, though, is that a race on the beach always starts off VERY cold. Bring a windbreaker or … Continue reading Race Recap: Seaside Half Marathon 2022

Race Recap: Surf City Half Marathon 2022

Surf City was my 53rd lifetime half marathon. This race came on the heels of my first 50K, which was an incredible experience. After that, I felt a little lost and wasn't sure what kind of goals to set or what to focus on. This is mainly because I am starting IVF up again, which … Continue reading Race Recap: Surf City Half Marathon 2022

Race Recap: Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long 50K 2022

This was my very first 50K! And I finished standing upright! This was supposed to be my last big hurrah before restarting the IVF process again. I am so happy I did this race and am so happy with my performance. This was about as close to a perfect race as it comes. This never … Continue reading Race Recap: Go Short, Go Long, Go Very Long 50K 2022

Race recap: Ruidoso Half Marathon 2021

This was, by far, the MOST difficult race I had ever done. Difficult races are so great for so many reasons:1) You really learn how much misery you can tolerate.2) It's a productive way to demonstrate your stubbornness. 3) Finding distractions become a game. 4) It makes for a great story afterwards. This race in … Continue reading Race recap: Ruidoso Half Marathon 2021

Race recap: Utah Valley 10K 2021

Similarly to the race the night before, this race was HOT HOT HOT! The photos are very misleading. There were gorgeous blue skies but the air was definitely heavy and dewy. The 10K was a point-to-point course. It required a bus ride to the start line. Thankfully my group stayed at a hotel near the … Continue reading Race recap: Utah Valley 10K 2021

Race recap: Utah Valley 5K 2021

First race back in 15 months! It was absolutely surreal. Some of the race weekend felt like any other normal race weekend. However, it's difficult to grasp how COVID is still surging in other places around the world. I am so lucky to have had both doses of my vaccine through my work at the … Continue reading Race recap: Utah Valley 5K 2021

Hike: Stonehenge Trail at Lake Pueblo State Park

I headed out to Lake Pueblo State Park for an overnight camping trip. It was very toasty and warm and sunny! During the entire hike I may have ran into a few cyclists and four other hikers. On AllTrails I found a short hike that included a few great views of the reservoir and valley. … Continue reading Hike: Stonehenge Trail at Lake Pueblo State Park