Category: Texas

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.

Surviving the Super Bowl on Whole 30

Going into Super Bowl week I was slightly concerned. I had friends in town and other than the commercials, food is my favorite part of watching the big game. Surprisingly, surviving the Whole 30 during the Super Bowl wasn’t as challenging as I expected. Here’s how. Whole 30 Friendly Versions. I made some really delicious Whole 30

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Celebrate Super Bowl LI AND Give Back

Super Bowl LI is H-town bound next week, and spoiler alert: that’s a big freaking deal. Houston has been prepping for the big game for months and downtown looks better than ever. I’ve never lived in a city that’s hosted the Super Bowl (while I lived there), so I’m excited to see how things shake

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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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What’s Next?

So you finished the marathon, now what? That’s the feeling I always get after running a race. What’s next? What do I need to do to ensure proper recovery so I can get back out there and chase another goal? Proper recovery and staying active is the perfect way to stay healthy and cure the

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8 Things to LOVE About Taper

carbo loading

Taper gets a bad rap. From unexplained muscle soreness to nerves and uncontrollable hunger, it can get weird. But for runners who want to PR, BQ and have a really solid race, it’s one of the most important parts of training. Even with the weirdness, I love taper! And, with my taper in full swing for the Chevron Houston Marathon

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Running in Freezing Weather: Houston Style

I grew up in California, lived in Hawaii and now I live in Texas. Common theme? Heat. So naturally, when I began my running journey it was in warm weather. This year, Houston’s weather has been especially warm. Looking back at the season, 90 percent of my long marathon training runs have been extra sweaty.

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#HouMarathon Countdown

33 Days until Race Day: I’ve had a lot of people ask me what my training will look like with just a six-week window in between marathons, and since I received my corral assignment for the Chevron Houston Marathon today it seemed like a pretty timely post. I’ve run 12 marathons, two a year for

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A West Texas Thanksgiving

I’ve lived in Texas for almost four years now, but up until last week I hadn’t explored the state much further than the major cities. For Thanksgiving my family decided to head west and embrace the Texas ranch life. So, on Wednesday we packed up the car and hit the road. If there’s one thing that a

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