It’s been awhile since I’ve graced this blog with my presence, but I figured now’s as great a time as any! This is my first year traveling to Houston to race. What was once a hometown marathon is now a destination race for me! And since I know so many others travel to H-town to
During marathon training, my Saturday routine is pretty great. Run, brunch, yoga, repeat. Brunch for me means connecting with friends over good food, sharing race stories, and drinking excessive amounts of coffee. I’m always looking for a good post-run spot and this week, finally made it to Snooze: an AM eatery to check out their
I love Chevron Houston Marathon weekend, and this year was no exception. But this year, the single fact of being able to toe the line without hip pain was the biggest accomplishment. Since my injury, I had dropped all expectations of what racing looked like for me. And the amazing thing is, I performed better
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
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!