The Chevron Houston Marathon is one of my favorite times of year in Houston. The city truly shines. And this year, after Houston’s historic floods and World Series wins, I can’t wait to see what magic the race has in store. But I know what you’re thinking. I’m not a runner (plus it’s sold out). But
2017 was probably the most eventful year in my running history. Yet, it’s also the year since I began running in 2009 that I’ve clocked the least amount of miles and races. It was a year that injury claimed the final four months of the year and a few races, too. But it’s also the
On December 3 I watched my first marathon — and it was amazing. I’ve run 13 marathons and a ton of halves, but I’ve never actually seen the top finishers of a race cross the finish line. CIM (California International Marathon) is an incredible race for many reasons, but this year as a relay runner
One year later, and here I am at the California International Marathon again. Last year, this was where I earned my coveted BQ qualifying time. It’s only fitting that my journey to Boston begins here in Sacramento. My injury (a hip stress fracture) sidelined me for the last few months, and it sucked. One of
I’m taking the recovery from my hip stress fracture very seriously. I only walk with crutches. I teach my yoga classes from a seat. I even use the electric shopping cart at the grocery store. But that doesn’t mean I get to be lazy. Don’t get me wrong, the first week or so into my
I just started my first ever adventure in orthodonture. I never had braces as a kid, but I’ve always had a gap in between my teeth. As a teenager I was pretty self conscious about it (thanks to a few nasty nicknames…kids are mean!), but it was never a big enough deal to do anything
As many of you know by now, I’m dealing with an injury. Luckily, this is really the first major injury I’ve ever experienced. And, for someone who’s been an athlete their entire life, that’s a pretty big deal. With that said, the recovery process is a whole new ball game for me. I spent the
A little over a week ago, I found out that the nagging pain in my hip was actually a femoral neck stress fracture. While part of me was relieved to finally have an answer to the pain that had already been preventing me from running, the reality also set in that this was a real injury, one that would sideline me for awhile (6 weeks to be exact).
I set a pretty lofty goal for SeaWheeze — one of the first half marathons I decided to race in several years (Austin doesn’t count because #hills). I wanted to run a 1:35 or faster…and it didn’t happen. Neither did a PR (by 6 seconds…come on!). And, I’m totally okay with the outcome! I learned
It’s my fifth summer running and sweating in Houston and I’ve picked up a few essentials that I just can’t live without!