Hey ladies and gents! I just posted a new vlog after a year-long hiatus. (Warning: it's pretty much the same thing I'm blogging here.) So after reading about a friend who just joined Team in Training for Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge next January, I clicked through to another blog from a charity runner … Continue reading Would you be interested in joining my virtual training team?
It was quite the busy weekend! I've concluded that I'm quite impulsive when it comes to big decisions. Well, maybe impulsive isn't the word that describes it, but I get these lingering goals that make me feel incomplete and I will suddenly, out of the blue, decide to finally do something about it. That happened … Continue reading Weekend Surge, and an Olympic-to-Half Ironman 11 Month Bridge
I survived...but man oh man I am definitely feeling the pain of undertraining. The course was great. It was the best foot tour of LA I've ever taken. What got me most excited about this race was that I've been to every part of the city, but I've yet to actually go through it in … Continue reading Race Recap: The 2012 LA Marathon
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 … Continue reading Fitness Friday: RunKeeper + GainFitness 1-2 Punch!
Getting started with a running program can be challenging, especially for people who is strapped for time. However, something you have to realize is that everyone has a busy life, a demanding family, and lots of time commitments. However, what separates runners from non-runners is that a runner makes the time for them. Health and fitness … Continue reading Fitness Friday: Someone Busier Than You Is Running Right Now
At this weekend's Zappos Rock n Roll Marathon weekend, they hosted a few other events...including their very own Stiletto Dash! The Stiletto Dash was a 50-yard race in (a minimum of) 3 inch heels on a fancy red carpet. Dashers sprinted through The Palazzo's Casino and raised money for charity while racing for a … Continue reading Who Dares to Brave the Stiletto Dash?
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 … Continue reading Race Recap: The Athens Classic Marathon
Just as things were ramping up with my marathon training, winding down with triathlon training, and coming to an end with my academics, things took an interesting turn at my new full time job that totally consumed me. I have always misunderstood what people meant by not having the time to pursue a hobby or … Continue reading The Ever Elusive Twenty Mile Run
Back sometime in April I had made a conscious decision to put my 30-day-turned-60-day challenge to good use and to give myself some long term goals that were a little less about vanity and a little more about substance. That was seven months ago. I cant relieve the transformation that I have undergone in such … Continue reading Be Careful What You Wish For
As you may already know, I hit a bit of a rut with my training a few weeks ago. Before the bout got better, it got worse...by a lot. Eventually I did nothing -- no swimming, no biking, no running. I was pretty low on motivation. I couldn't get friends to join me. I was … Continue reading Recent Read: Kara Goucher’s Running for Women: From First Steps to Marathons