Fitness · Quotes · rock n roll · The Journey to 26.2

It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll Story

This past Sunday was the Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon and Marathon, but today’s story starts a little earlier than that… then it takes a couple turns. 🙂 In 2008, not even a month after I signed up with Team In Training, I volunteered to help them with the “half marathon finish line”… Continue reading It’s a Rock ‘n’ Roll Story

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Photography · Pixie Dust Challenge · Recounting the Race · runDisney

Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

Before we get to another 4 AM wake up call, let’s back track a moment. For me, one of the most critical pieces of back to back races was self-care (if you missed the 10K recap, you can find it here). I have problems with my hips even on good days and while I had… Continue reading Tinker Bell Half Marathon 2016 – Race Recap

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Breakthrough: What Happens When I Really Listen

Alternate Title: Why I Listen to Music When I Run [Work Out] With just a few days to go until Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and the Pixie Dust Challenge, my brain is starting to overload. I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m excited! I’m nervous! I’m thinking about what I need to do before and after work… Continue reading Breakthrough: What Happens When I Really Listen

Daily Life · Fitness · Les Mills

Life Lately: Of Food & Learning

I’ve been brainstorming and brainstorming recently, but there’s a bunch of little things going on right now that just didn’t seem to flesh out into their own posts. So, here’s a brief recap on life lately. Of Food After an extremely delicious and altogether indulgent Easter (dirt cake, I love you), I knew I needed… Continue reading Life Lately: Of Food & Learning

Princess Half Marathon

Learning Speed [800s and Speedwork Workouts]

First a quick recap, my 5-miler on Saturday turned into a 4-miler and a 1-miler (four before the gym and one after on the treadmill) on Sunday. I planned poorly with running on Saturday evening after my beach gym session. At least I got an awesome sunset out of it. 🙂 I couldn’t get the sand… Continue reading Learning Speed [800s and Speedwork Workouts]

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Princess Half Marathon · runDisney

Lessons in Running [Socks Matter]

Can you guess where this post is going? Yup, BLISTERS. So, it’s a new revelation out of nowhere that socks matter. No, no. That’d be much too easy. No, it’s the revelation of a girl that did exactly what she shouldn’t have done. She ran without socks. So, you see, the “official” start of Princess… Continue reading Lessons in Running [Socks Matter]

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Learning The Galloway Way

The runDisney runners out there probably already know about the Galloway way (named for Jeff Galloway). I’ve also heard it called Gallowalking. From the runDisney website: Jeff’s quest for the injury-free marathon training program led him to develop group training programs in 1978, and to author Runner’s World articles which have been used by hundreds of… Continue reading Learning The Galloway Way

Coast to Coast · Fitness · Pixie Dust Challenge · Princess Half Marathon · runDisney

How’s the weather? [I’m Feelin’ HOT HOT HOT]

Let’s get one thing straight from the start: I live in San Diego. I grew up not in San Diego, but in another Southern California beach town (primarily). I am SPOILED as heck by the weather (I pay rather dearly to be spoiled by the weather in fact). My yearly seasons tend to look like… Continue reading How’s the weather? [I’m Feelin’ HOT HOT HOT]