Race Recap: Great Wall of China Half Marathon 2018

TL/DR: I made it all the way to Beijing and picked up my bib. I even made it to the start line. I went up and down the Great Wall and back over in one piece. I finished the thing! This was my face before I knew what I was getting into: Now, for the …

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Race Recap: Disneyland Paris Half Marathon 2017

Every mile is magic, especially when you run them inside of a Disney park! This run took me all the way to Disneyland Paris. The week leading up to the race I've began noticing some changes - a lot of mood swings, overall anxiety, particularly high irritability about everything. I don't think it had anything …

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Week 9 Base Training: In Memory of Ron Gehring

There was a lesson I learned not too long ago in a meditation class about presence. It wasn't so much about being present in every moment (although that was the key take away from such a practice). No, it was more about the energy of people who were truly present in your lives.ย At this meditation …

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Fitness Friday: RunKeeper + GainFitness 1-2 Punch!

I've decided in the short amount of time that I've been working out that there are two iPhone apps that I could not live without. One I've been using for almost a year now...the other, I've been using for just a few days. What's great is that I think they really complement each other. [imagebrowser …

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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 …

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Race Recap: The Athens Classic Marathon

Lets do this Memento style: start with the ending and then go from the beginning. The giant marble stadium was overwhelming. As I neared it on the last of my energy reserves, I tried to pick up the pace but it was just unbearable. But, as my right foot landed on the soft track, I …

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