Here we are! A year after what I had originally planned as my first triathlon. I can’t believe how much I’ve learned since that decision! First off: huge thank you to Topo Athletic, the incredible team behind the shoes that have taught me that running isn’t the WORST and that it is actually kind of … Continue reading Oakland Tri 2016!
Oakland Running Festival – Race Report
I learned a big lesson from this race. Without support, you cannot succeed. You may have read about my blister. Or maybe you saw my post about my flu-turned-cough? Ya. One of those turned out to affect me a whole lot more than expected. Had I not started the race with a group of teammates, … Continue reading Oakland Running Festival – Race Report
Literally so psyched
I finished a fantastic run a few minutes ago. And I'm stoked. And I needed to share. I had felt gross and tired all day. I had a stomach ache. There were supposedly thunderstorms rolling through. But this afternoon, the sun came out, the sky was blue, and I decided that was as good a … Continue reading Literally so psyched
Setting up for success but met with failure
Well, this morning was a run where everything was set up to go perfectly and it really didn't go well at all. Gah. I'll keep this short. I feel like I wasted my good gear on a crappy run. I know that's not really how it works, but I'm not sure how else to express … Continue reading Setting up for success but met with failure
Thanksgiving Day Post; or, Yes This is a Day Overdue
Whoops. Yell at me, I meant to share this yesterday. Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday. It revolves around food and togetherness. People wake up early to do an activity before gorging themselves (Turkey Trots, hikes, and so on), and then spend time together cooking and eating - I guess some people watch … Continue reading Thanksgiving Day Post; or, Yes This is a Day Overdue
Run on an Island – Alameda Does Holiday Kick-Offs Right
This past Saturday was the Alameda Holiday Kick-Off 5k, benefitting the Multiple Myeloma Foundation (in honor and memory of the RD's father). There was an impressive showing from OTC and ETPA (Elite Triathlon Performance America) at the race! I made the mistake of thinking a burrito would be a fantastic dinner choice the night before. Spoiler … Continue reading Run on an Island – Alameda Does Holiday Kick-Offs Right
Morro Bay – Theme: Rock
Bestie Race!!! Quick note: anything 'rock' related was fair game for jokes this weekend. Detour on 101? Rock Road. Instagram topic? Dwayne Johnson. Looming geological feature which Mom and I spent hours reading about on Wikipedia? Morro Rock (it is actually super cool). Really - all we talked about this weekend was 'rock' in all … Continue reading Morro Bay – Theme: Rock
Ugh. Where have you been?!
Where have I been? I’ve been busy. Is that a lame answer? Yep. Really sorry, though. I promise I’ll be better about keeping current and relevant. What am I doing? I am currently feeling guilty that I’ve been so quiet. I’ve been working, training, working some more, eating, sleeping… Lots of all of those things. … Continue reading Ugh. Where have you been?!