Oct. 9, 2016 | Bank of America Chicago Marathon How do I even begin to explain the roller coaster that was the Chicago Marathon? I remember that when I first received confirmation that my application had been accepted, I was feeling so many different emotions in one instant that I almost felt like I had no feelings … More Race Recap: Chicago Marathon 2016
One summer half marathon down! The Foot Traffic Half at Sauvie Island was a success and now it’s time for a little recap from the runners Kale (KH), OG, and Liffy C. (LC). If you want read the pre-race check-in, you can check it out here. The air is clear and the sounds of cheers … More Post-Race Jitters…? NAH.
Hey everyone! A couple of friends and I are going to be celebrating the Fourth of July early in the morning with a half marathon at Sauvie’s Island. We have very different backgrounds and experience going into tomorrow’s 13.1-mile run, so why not share some thoughts and pre-race excitement? Meet Kale. Is this your first … More Pre-Race Jitters….or NAH?
It’s obviously been a while since I’ve written something that wasn’t a race report or recap. I don’t know about you, but race reports are always tricky. Either they’re exciting, or they’re incredibly boring. I write them for the sake of being able to look back and make notes on any specific happenings during a … More So I’m Running A Marathon…
Apr. 23, 2016 | Spartan Race: Seattle Super I’m actually pretty excited about this post. Julie, the wife of a fellow racer in my Spartan Support group had taken quite a few good photos and sent them to me. So this Recap will have more visuals! Yay! I must confess, I thought I was going to retire … More Race Recap: Seattle Super 2016
Jan. 23, 2016 | Oregon Winter Half Marathon 2016 There are two kinds of people in the world: people who do stupid things and liars. Let me preface this race recap by admitting that I had not run more than 3 miles since my last race back in November. For reasons of absolute ridiculousness, I had … More Race Recap: Oregon Winter Half Marathon 2016
Nov. 7 and 8, 2015 | Spartan Race: Sacramento Super & Sprint* I should have known that the course was going to take place on a cow pasture when I passed by the large amounts of cattle ranches as I was driving up from Los Angeles. Yet, somehow, I failed to make the connection and it was … More Race Report & Recap: Sacramento Super & Sprint 2015
October 18, 2015 | Nike Women’s Half Marathon – San Francisco 2015 I had run this course before, at last year’s NWHM. I had paced myself considerably and I remember having energy to sprint to the finish line. Then again, I had also actually trained for the race. With NRC duties and other fitness goals … More Race Report: NWHM (SF 2015)
Sept. 26, 2015 | Spartan Race: SoCal Beast #2 The sun is not going to be my friend, I remember thinking to myself as I looked out from the tent where I was waiting for my temperature to cool down. It was about 8 A.M. and I had just finished pre-running and rabbit-ing part of … More Race Report & Recap: Spartan Beast (Temecula) #2
I often get asked how long I have been running. Given that I practically run for a living and that my fellow runners have been running for years (or even since grade school), a lot of people believe that I did Track & Field back in my school years. Therefore, my answer is usually met … More Running: Respecting The Sport