Last December, I decided that I was going to run a half marathon. I had never run more than 4 miles and the idea of running 13 miles was intimidating to say the least. I signed up for a half marathon in May and I began my training. It was the hardest thing I ever did... physically. But I did it! In fact, I completed the race in 2 hours and 15 minutes which is excellent for a first time runner. I've never been so proud of myself for accomplishing something like this. I ran 13 miles! Holy crap!...more
I recently started a running blog for women. My last race post left on a note of positivity. I had just finished a 10k at the Berkeley Half Marathon, and had plans to begin a run streak lasting until infinity.
The news lately has been filled with many stories of doom and gloom. Many people are focusing on everything that is going wrong.I have dedicated myself to finding the good, focusing on the positive, and improving what I can. ...more
You can do everything right in training. You can do all of the training runs, nail the speed work, do each and every strength and stretching session, and carbo load to perfection Sometimes you can do all of that, and still have a terrible race day. ...more
My favorite book growing up was The Little Engine That Could.I hadn’t thought much about the book until one of my last trips home. I found my childhood copy amongst the things that my parents kept from so many years ago.In reading the book for the first time since childhood, I was struck by how much of my running career, and my life, is reflected in that Little Blue Engine....more