Whenever I see someone post a picture of their thermometer reading 100+ degrees, I try to stop and appreciate San Francisco’s “summer” weather. Saturday night, (like all Saturday nights) I sat and watched Lali’s soccer game as I froze my butt off. Well, I take that back. I was prepared to freeze my butt off, […]Read more "How to survive a San Francisco summer & a PR"
Hey! I’m sorry for not posting more regularly but I have many great excuses 😉 First, I have fallen head over heels in love. I am utterly obsessed, madly in love, sleep deprived but very happy. I am in love with every single aspect of my marathon training program. Week 7 and 8 were very successful! […]Read more "Marathon training update week 7 & 8"
On Thursday morning I prepared for my longest run yet. 15 miles. I ate a protein bar, drank some water, did my usual warmups, got a little nervous, checked that I had what I needed about 12 times, and then finally hit the road. Since I had the day off work, I had the luxury […]Read more "15 miles of sweet talking gone wrong"
This weekend my big sister was in town for the International Grand Ball, Ballroom Dance Competition. Before I met up with her and her dance partner on Saturday, I had a productive morning of running, planking, stretching & pancake eating. The weather was cool (aka perfect), the sights were glorious (Embarcadero waterfront), and my new […]Read more "Don’t invite me to your sleepover"
The running break I had to take forced me to focus a lot on nutrition, time management, and stress relief. This was a good thing. I have stepped it up in the food department and I’m learning that my body needs a much more substantial breakfast than I was eating. I also have already felt […]Read more "I never thought I would say this"
Today my alarm was set for 4:50 AM. There is something about waking up in the 4’s that sounds kind of terrifying (even 4:50 ;-)) I have realized that I am SLOW as molasses when I first get out of bed and it realistically takes me a good 30-35 minutes to get ready for my […]Read more "waking up in the 4’s & favorites"
Man, I almost forgot how great running feels. That’s right, I am off my running break & slowly easing my way back into my training. On Wednesday I attended what I think should definitely be an annual affair- Run with the Bus! A huge shout out and hug goes out to Kelley from Motion Starved […]Read more "Running for the fun of it"
My beautiful friend is celebrating her birthday by running her first 1/2 marathon today!!!! Can you think of a better way to celebrate yourself?! I sure can’t. JS- if you’re reading this, I hope you know how incredibly proud of you I am. Your first 1/2!!! You are an inspiration to me in so many […]Read more "You go, birthday girl!"
The day has finally come! RUN WITH THE BUS is tomorrow night! I ran this fun, free, race last year and had a blast. Who doesn’t love good company, killer hills, snacks, and prizes at the finish?! If you are planning on coming, find more details here. Last year I dropped my stuff off at Athleta […]Read more "Run with the Bus!"
Hello friends! It’s time for my weekly training update. Let’s see… how do I say this? Week four was mentally challenging and physically painful. As you know, I was forced to take a running break. I thought it would be just a few days, but it looks as though my body is screaming for some […]Read more "Week four marathon training, unconventional style!"