Just over a month ago I was running the LA Marathon and this COVID-19 thing was just starting to gain some speed. We were being told to use social distancing and we were seeing races being cancelled or postponed. We watched as Tokyo decided to run with only the elite runners. We waited with baited … More Finding Motivation In The Midst Of COVID-19
Today marks 24 weeks until the Chicago Marathon, you know what that means right? It means that this week I jump back into marathon training. I am so excited to start back into marathon training…. no really I am. The last past month, since the LA Marathon I have reduced my running a bit. I … More 24 Weeks!!
Two weekends ago I ran the LA Marathon and somewhere between mile 16-20 I started to slow down, and my stomach which had been hurting on and off for some time was very irritated and my knee was also starting to hurt a bit (reasons behind both, may be explained later). As I was slowing … More Perspective
Two years ago I moved to an area an hour and half away from where I had been living due to work, I could no longer handle the commute. One of the things I worried the most about was finding a new Crossfit box. I am not one that likes change and as an introvert … More Community
Five years ago I ran my first 5k, it was rough and I walked a huge chunk of it. I remember seeing all the people running and finishing way ahead of me. I thought I will never be fast, and I will never be able to run a 5k for the whole time. Maybe you … More Reflections
Typically I don’t get sick, I might have a slight brush with a cough or something but not really enough for me to consider seeing a doctor, but last week I get hit hard by a cold. I know a cold sounds ridiculous to even say that a cold hit me hard but it did. … More Rest
I don’t know about you, but I am notorious for doubting myself when it comes to lifting weights. I think too much for my own good and will do less weight because I think that I won’t be able to lift it. Anyone else in my boat? I like to play it safe, but when … More You Are Stronger Than You Think
Tonight we are going to have a special treat! I asked my good friend Judy to share a story with all of you. Eat more My name is Judy, and since having children, I’ve had an issue with weight gain. Growing up, I was a skinny kid, and even as an adult I had … More Story Time- Eat More
Last weekend I ran the Pasadena Half Marathon and I didn’t die! I realized in looking at the stats that in the last year I added 15min to my half-marathon time. I don’t know about you but for me it was very discouraging to see. However, since last years race I have had many changes … More Must be faster…..
This weekend is the Pasadena Half-Marathon, and I am running this race as the second of three races for the Conquer LA Challenge. As this weekend is quickly approaching my own doubts are coming into full force. I wonder if any of my runner friends get this way. You know, doubt your ability to run … More Race Weekend