Oh, man, I was nervous for this race! I mean, nervous like I haven’t been in years. Though, to be fair, I haven’t raced a 5K in … almost 6 years? Yeah, since late summer of 2011, when I set an untouchable PR. I have run (definitely not raced – thanks, anemia!) a few 5Ks since […]
California International Marathon – CIM 2016 Race Report!
What’s that saying, “The 13th time is the charm”? Well, if it’s not already a saying, it is now. Because it took me twelve failed marathons (including not just one, but two DNFs) and one beautiful not-a-failure-at-all to finally grab that coveted BOSTON QUALIFIER. (Oh, yeah. Spoiler alert. I qualified for Boston yesterday! *squeeeeeeeee*) My […]
Run de Vous 100K Race Report!
In my (nearly) ten years of running and racing, I’ve learned that every time you race, and particularly, every time you step up to a new distance, you have something new to learn about running and racing. And here’s what reaching for the 100K distance taught me: Running 62 miles is really fucking hard. Not […]
Running of the Elk Half Marathon 2016 Race Report
I think I’m starting to change my mind about half marathons. For years, I didn’t like them and maintained that they’re too long to run fast and too short to do as a run-walk. But, the past six months has taught me that maybe I was looking at it all wrong. I set PRs back […]
Modesto Marathon 2016 Race Report – Best! Day! Ever!
Let me just get this out of the way in the first sentence: I missed qualifying for Boston by a mere one minute and 30 seconds, and yes, that stings. But you know what eases the pain? The fact that in two races over the last three months I have taken nearly FOURTEEN MINUTES off […]
California International Marathon 2015 – a Race Report!!! with a Lot!!! of Exclamation Points!!!
Yeah, I know, it’s been six months since I’ve trotted out this old blog, which was just about (exactly, in fact) the time I started blogging over at my new digs – Pahla B Fitness. I talk about life and fitness and health and running over there, too, so it would be super cool if […]
Capital City Classic 2015 – 5K Race Report
Way back when I first put this race on my calendar, it was going to be a 10-miler, an automatic PR for a new distance, and another medal for my rack o’ bling. Alas, things did not work out that way, but this story still has a happy ending, I promise! As I’ve mentioned once […]
Running of the Elk Half Marathon 2015 – A Racing/Pacing Report
You guys, I survived my first gig as a pace group leader!! That might not have been in much doubt for you, but I gotta tell ya, I was nervous. And apparently, I was nervous about all the wrong things, which is pretty much the story of my life right there. It’s a selfie within […]
Lake Natoma 50K – The Race Report that Includes a Few Crackpot Medical Theories as a Bonus
After Saturday’s fabulous 7K, I came home and went into power recovery mode. I got a good breakfast and plunked my butt (actually, it was more about my calves, but whatever) on the foam roller. I drank water like it was my job. I did some easy stretching and I took my son shopping. Oh, […]
The Lucky Run 7K 2015 – Race Report
I was excited about The Lucky Run from the minute I read about it on the Tour de Fit website. It pretty much has everything I’m looking for in a race – fun theme, not too difficult course, and the ultimate prize: an automatic PR for a new distance. Boom! There was the small wrinkle […]
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