I’m just jumping straight to the point: my 11th half marathon was tougher than the 10 before it combined. I was expecting an easy, low-pressure race in the middle my marathon training cycle…boy was I wrong. A few curveballs completely out of my control happened, and this race ended up not going to plan at … More Victory Half Marathon 2019 race recap: when things don’t go to plan
Half marathon number TEN! CHECK. I was really happy about this one. For some reason, the number 10 felt like such a milestone that I really wanted to just enjoy this race and not put any pressure on myself for time goals. This was my second time running the SF half; I had an absolute ball … More San Francisco Half Marathon ’18 race recap
Hey, hey, hey! So it’s been a loooong while since I’ve talked about “real life” on this blog. I realized I’ve been highlighting all my travels and fun activities these past few weeks, but in between it all, real life has been kind of a roller coaster… There have been some changes in my life … More Real life stuff since we last talked + weeks 4-7 of half marathon training
Hello to YOU and to the July 4th holiday ahead!!! I wanted to drop by this lovely Friday because I won’t have much time to blog this next week or so since my B.F.F. Michelle and I are going off on our Highway 1 road trip! She flies in this evening and we have this … More Finally committing…my next race!
Hey you guys! So as you may remember, I signed up for the SF Rock ‘n Roll half marathon which is now 3 weeks away. Well…change of plans, I will not be running this race. Last week was a weird week for me. I had some bad anxiety from some personal life stuff, and that coupled … More Surprise bachelorette party + change of race plans…
This race completely exceeded my expectations, and I think it’s because I entered it having zero. I signed up for the race 5 days before as a way to liven up my usual long run, and also to hopefully get some motivation for the California International Marathon (CIM) in 4 weeks, and boy did it … More Golden Gate Half Marathon race recap
So much to be thankful for this week. On the running front, I spontaneously signed up and ran the Golden Gate Half Marathon yesterday and ended up ringing in a sub-2!!! My heart is so full. I’ll have a full race recap for you guys this week. Trust me, I have a LOT to say … More My breakthrough run + marathon training week 9
This week of running felt pretty sluggish (due to it being that time of the month…#nofilteronthisblog). Good thing it happened to be a “recovery week” in the plan which meant lower mileage. I ran a LOT of easy miles and let my body take it easy after the past few solid weeks of training. Something … More Week 5 of marathon training + getting comfortable with the uncomfortable
Very excited to share with you all my big race this fall season: The California International Marathon on December 3!! I’ll also be doing 1-2 smaller races leading up to it, likely the Tiburon Half Marathon and/or Coyote Ridge Trail Half Marathon. Will decide closer to the dates 🙂 As I mentioned in earlier posts, I’ve … More My fall race plans!
This race was one of my favorites. It was my 8th half marathon in the books, but 1st one outside of NYC (I really venture far for halfs as you can tell 😉 ) and I thought it was such a treat to run my new home city in the biggest race of the year. … More San Francisco Half Marathon race recap