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.
I recently completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training, which was a big goal of mine for a long time. My yoga journey began as practicing for exercise, just how I started my running journey. What I’ve come to discover is that doing yoga regularly also helps me mentally. Marathon running, especially the long arduous hours
One of the biggest adjustments for me when I moved to Houston from Hawaii was running in the winter. While we only get a couple months of real cold, the adjustment from the hot humid weather we’re used to most of the year to chilly and cold can be tough. I love that the colder weather always seems to hit right when my Chevron Houston Marathon training schedule is peaking.
Family, food, and fitness were the three “Fs” of my holiday travels. This year I spent Thanksgiving in Nashville, TN with my fiancé’s family. I’ve always found that when traveling, especially to a city you don’t know that well, it’s really easy to lose track of your routine. With the Chevron Houston Marathon a mere
This year, I spent Halloween a little differently than usual. For starters, I was in NYC, and instead of indulging in candy or heading out to the bars in an adorable couples costume, my focus was elsewhere. I was preparing for the NYC Marathon where I’d run through all five boroughs of the largest city
I just came back from California after running the Ragnar Relay Napa Valley (read about that here) and now I’m off again. This time I’m headed for the other coast, NYC to be precise, to run my 10th marathon. If you had told me back in 2009 when I ran my first half marathon, that
This is the true story… of 12 strangers… picked to travel to NorCal…run 200 miles together and sleep in two vans… to find out what happens… when people stop sleeping… and start drinking Nuun…The Real World Nuun Edition. But in all seriousness, this past weekend was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had running. I
I’ve done plenty of races in the past five years from tris to marathons, but I don’t think I’ve ever been truly nervous about any of the courses before. Anxious about hitting my goal pace or placing, yes. Completing the course, never. Enter the Tough Mudder. Full disclosure, this is the second Tough Mudder I’ve
It’s officially my third summer in Houston, needless to say, I’ve learned a LOT about hydration. I grew up swimming competitively and while I always carried a water bottle to the pool, I never had a grasp on just how important drinking it was to performance. When you’re swimming, you don’t realize how much water
I’ve been an athlete most of my life. And most of my life I’ve been healthy and I learned to push through painful, tough training. Injury was just never present, until this past December. I tried to ignore it, the nagging pain in my heel when I woke up. I tried to chalk it up