I Registered For The Great Wall of China Half Marathon

I registered for the Great Wall of China half marathon! EEEEK!! There's a few races that are actually held there, so for clarification, I am running the one that has been organized by a local company that's hosted the race for 16 years. The website is a bit difficult to read, but you can learn … Continue reading I Registered For The Great Wall of China Half Marathon

2017 Retrospective: The Year I Pushed My Boundaries

2017 was a fun, interesting, wacky, bumpy year. By the numbers (even though the year isn't over yet)... 28 races 3 marathons 16 half marathons 1 10Ks 8 5Ks Total distance ran: 786.9 miles Of that distance, race miles: 319.2 miles Average pace: 15:01 min/mile (yup! run/walk...) 148 runs 89,543 calories burned 42,739 ft elevation … Continue reading 2017 Retrospective: The Year I Pushed My Boundaries

Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon + 5K + Meeting Meb

The Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon was probably one of the hardest marathons I've ever ran! It being my sixth, I thought I was mentally prepared for what I was facing, but boy oh boy... In between Las Vegas and San Antonio, I had a few busy weeks at school and work. Training was … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon + 5K + Meeting Meb

Race Recap: Rock n Roll Los Angeles 2017 Half Marathon

For my 13th race, I headed back to the city that started it all: Los Angeles. It was a bittersweet race that brought back a flood of memories, both good and bad. Being a Halloween race, I also decided to run in a race costume. This race wrapped up a pretty busy month: San Jose, … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll Los Angeles 2017 Half Marathon

Race Recap: Rock n Roll Denver Remix Challenge 2017

This was the second time I've ran the Rock n Roll Denver. It was very much a different experience running this city, now that we're going on our third year here, and now that we've been heavily training for races for at least two years here. Although still not familiar, they certainly didn't seem as … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll Denver Remix Challenge 2017

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 … Continue reading Race Recap: Disneyland Paris Half Marathon 2017

Race Recap: Rock n Roll Philadelphia Remix Challenge 2017

When I first started running Rock n Roll races, I remember seeing the Hall of Fame status set at 10 races. I remember wondering to myself how someone could have the stamina and the means to accomplish 10 half marathons, let alone find the time to travel to different races around the country or the … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll Philadelphia Remix Challenge 2017

Race Recap: Rock n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon 2017

Soooo...Virginia Beach. That was an interesting trip! We cashed in all of our miles to book this birthday trip for Erik, which fell during Labor Day weekend and during the Great American Music Festival. To keep things affordable, we flew into Washington DC and decided to drive to Virginia Beach. A road trip would be … Continue reading Race Recap: Rock n Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon 2017