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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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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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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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My New Year’s resolutions…and how I plan on keeping them

2016 was a pretty monumental year for me, but on the eve of 2017 I thought it would be pretty appropriate to share what my resolutions are for my 30th year and more importantly, how I planning on keeping them. 1. Learn to cook. Sure I can cook a few dishes and I’m a microwave

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Holiday Gift Guide for Your #FitFam

‘Twas 9 days until Christmas and your shopping still hasn’t started. Sound familiar? I’ve got you covered. This quick and dirty list of top finds for your #FitFam will ensure that everyone on your list is happy and ready to sweat into the New Year. Plus, you can get all of these things under the tree before Santa makes it down the chimney.

#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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