Category: Race Recaps

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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Race Recap: SeaWheeze Half Marathon

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

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Race Recap: Bayou Bash Relays

Houston Running

Whoever said two miles was easy was a big, fat liar. I’m telling you from first hand experience, it’s not. Especially when it’s 4 p.m. in the afternoon in hot, humid Texas. While it may not have been easy, the Bayou Bash Relays, hosted by the Bayou City Road Runners at the lovely TC Jester Park, sure was a blast. I did relays all the time growing up as a swimmer, but when it comes to sports on land, I tend to fly solo. Running this past weekend was a solid reminder of how much I actually love being part of a team.

Holy Hills: Austin Half Race Recap

One of the things I love about Austin is that the terrain is so different than my home in Houston less than three hours away. Having moved from Hawaii where I ran hills daily, to Houston where running hills takes some planning and creativity, the Austin Half Marathon is always pretty humbling.

My 10 Favorite Things About #HouMarathon 2017

Houston Marathon Expo

I love the Chevron Houston Marathon, and if you know me, that’s probably no surprise. This year was my fourth time running and third year as an ambassador for the race. With unseasonably warm temperatures, the race and its runners were definitely up for a challenge. As always, I find myself so impressed by how

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CIM: Magic Number 12

Disclaimer: This is a long post cataloging my CIM experience and emotions. Read at your own risk ;). I run about two marathons a year, so I’d say that running is a big part of my life. I’ve been trying to qualify for Boston (BQ) since I realized that I was actually pretty good at

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Race Recap: Chevron Houston Marathon

It’s been a week since I ran my 11th marathon and my 3rd Chevron Houston Marathon. I’ve taken the week to reflect on my race and more importantly give my body a chance to rest and recover. Houston is always my favorite race of the year, and while I didn’t PR and dealt with some injuries along the way, this race was no exception.