Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Diego Remix Challenge 2017

While in Liverpool, I peeked at the race calendar for the Rock n Roll series. I knew that there was a marathon in San Diego the weekend we returned from our trip, and that it was the only 7-hour finish cutoff until the end of the year (others being Savannah or San Antonio). I was … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Diego Remix Challenge 2017

On Moonshot Goals and Training Plans

Having followed Nike's Breaking2 story for awhile now, as well as Runners World editor David Willey's BQ efforts, has had me thinking about my own moonshot goals, especially since I'm not currently registered for an A-race. Dopey was my own moonshot goal for 2017, and maybe those only come around once every few years. My … Continue reading On Moonshot Goals and Training Plans

Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Francisco Half Marathon 2017

Stop #3: Sam Clams Disco! I can't believe I hadn't done this race sooner. What took me so long to do a race in northern California? I've gone up the coast for plenty of work trips, but very rarely for fun trips. Such a travesty...I've seen so much under the guise of work, but this was … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Francisco Half Marathon 2017

Race Recap: Disney World Dopey Challenge 2017

Ahhhh -- For once, I've finally arrived at my A-race intact! Not only that, I've also followed my entire training plan. This entire training season has been quite the ride, and it would turn out that race weekend would still have a few tricks up its sleeve...Only in Florida. Packing and preparation Preparation for a … Continue reading Race Recap: Disney World Dopey Challenge 2017

2016 Retrospective: The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Believe In Myself

2016 was an interesting year, one full of ups and downs. It was filled with lots of love and accomplishments. There were a few low points, but they certainly don't overshadow all of the high points. I'm grateful to have been able to share my happy moments with my husband, my friends, my parents (when … Continue reading 2016 Retrospective: The Best Thing I Ever Did Was Believe In Myself

Race Recap/Week 25 Dopey Challenge: Whine Not A Marathon 2016

Week 26 was an absolute doozy! It was a finals week for my students, along with a Dopey simulation week. It also happened to be the week of my wedding anniversary. Timelines were squashed on top of one another, so I had to squeeze in my training in some funky ways. We were planning to … Continue reading Race Recap/Week 25 Dopey Challenge: Whine Not A Marathon 2016

Week 18-24 Dopey Challenge: Too Busy to Blog

I’ve been meaning to update but my schedule has been rough! Teaching four nights a week has taken more of a toll on my work/rest/training schedule than I thought it would. Disruptive current events have also taken a toll on family life, and I needed some time to re-calibrate. I’ve also had some work travel … Continue reading Week 18-24 Dopey Challenge: Too Busy to Blog

Week 16+17 Dopey Challenge: Push A Little Harder

Week 16 was a tough one: 45 minute + 45 minute + 7 mile + 17 mile training runs. This was also the week where I began incorporating some strength training into my routine. I tried to keep it not interruptive as possible to my running routine. I toyed around with a few ideas -- … Continue reading Week 16+17 Dopey Challenge: Push A Little Harder

Dopey Challenge Week 10+11+12+13: One Foot In Front Of The Other

Aside from racing -- well, faux racing, since I'm considering them training runs -- the last month of training has been going okay. I tend to have hiccups during my rest weeks because I deem them to be less serious training weeks. I need to stop doing that. Week 9 doldrums: I skipped my last 3 mile … Continue reading Dopey Challenge Week 10+11+12+13: One Foot In Front Of The Other

Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016

My race in Jackson was my 30th. The Tetons were a beautiful backdrop to a particularly meaningful day. We drove in to Jackson from Denver the day before. I think this was the farthest I've ever traveled -- by car --for a race. It was really scenic and allowed us to explore a bit. (We … Continue reading Race Recap: Jackson Hole Half Marathon 2016