Category: fitness

One Week Out.

We’re officially a week out from the 2019 Boston Marathon. And I’m already having some serious déjà vu from last year…obsessively checking the weather. A few days ago it looked pretty great, but things have taken a turn for the nasty…and eerily reminiscent of last year’s shit show. Last year I showed up in Boston

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Meet my new favorite brand for the trails and beyond!

When I travel, one of my favorite things to do is hit the trails for a run or hike. After all, there’s no better way to explore a new place than by on foot and out in the fresh air. But, I also hate overpacking so I make it my mission to include clothes that

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Gasparilla Half Marathon Recap

My second half marathon in Florida is officially in the books! And, just like my last one in Myakka State Park, Tampa delivered some serious heat and humidity. My last few weeks have been some of the biggest mileage I’ve ever had, but a short taper had me feeling pretty relaxed and ready to run.

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Reflecting on the Miles of 2017

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

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Watch a Marathon

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

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Returning to CIM: My Road to Boston

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

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My Favorite “Workouts” While Injured

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

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My Action Oriented Recovery

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

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#CrutchLife: An Update on Life Lately

Gratitude

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).