Tag: marathon

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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Returning to CIM: My Road to Boston

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

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My Action Oriented Recovery

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

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10 Thoughts During My First Ever Treadmill Class

I may no longer be calling it the “dreadmill.” After much anticipation from the running community, RacePace, Houston’s first treadmill studio is up and running. With temperatures quickly beginning to rise, their soft opening comes at the perfect time for Houstonian runners. I was lucky to be part of their first ever RP Speed class on

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Why Being a Marathon Ambassador is the Greatest!

I love running, I love marathons and I love being able to share that passion with the world (or at least my community). I’ve represented the Chevron Houston Marathon for the last three years as a race ambassador and this year, I’m also an ambassador for CIM (California International Marathon) which side note, just opened registrations

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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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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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7 Tips for running with your phone

CIM (California International Marathon) was my first marathon to run with my phone. I’ve done shorter races, but always feared that with longer ones like a marathon my phone would die or I’d break it! But, it worked at CIM and worked so well that I’m planning on doing it again. So, here are my

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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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