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.
I’m a few days out from PRing at the Aramco Half Marathon in Houston and honestly, still flying pretty high. A well executed race, chilly weather and a solid training block led me to a 5 minute personal best of 1:33:10 on Sunday. But I’m not done yet.
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
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!