2017 LA Marathon

26.2 miles of a marathon always seem shorter when shared with a friend. Seriously. Well, let’s back this recap up just a bit. I decided to run the Los Angeles Marathon about 3 days before the race. The opportunity to run presented itself and I could have not pass up running this race for a…

Citrus Heritage Run Half Marathon

If it doesn’t challenge you, then it doesn’t change you. I was looking for a change during the Citrus Heritage Half Marathon. I wanted to improve my finish time from the first time I ran the race in 2014 (2 hour, 17 minute finish). At about mile 8 of the race, I decided it was time…

Holiday Half Marathon and 5K Golden Snowflake Challenge

Falling snow at the starting line of a half marathon in Southern California? Yup! That is the Christmas magic you will find when running the Holiday Half Marathon in Pomona. The Golden Snowflake challenge is one of my favorite winter themed races. The snowflake challenge includes a 5k and half marathon. Saturday morning I woke…

Lexus Lace Up Riverside Half Marathon

When running a half marathon, the last tenth of a mile is my favorite. It never matters how exhausted I am or the amount of pain I may be feeling. When the finish line comes in view, all I feel at that moment is a sense of accomplishment. The Lexus Lace Up Riverside half marathon,…

Lexus LaceUp Palos Verdes Half Marathon

Be a hill seeker!  Most runners try to avoid hills, but hills are an opportunity to prove to yourself that you are stronger than you ever possibly imagined. To truly enjoy the downhill, you must first conquer the uphill run. These are the positive quotes I filled myself with as I prepared for the Lexus…

Rock’n’Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon Race Weekend

Vegas Baby, Vegas! The Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Las Vegas experience was high energy from the start to end. It was by far one of the BEST race weekend experiences I have had. The race expo had over 80 different exhibits with great deals and offers. I took shopping advantage of all the deals. The best…

Los Angeles Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

Run 13 miles for fun while wearing a costume? Heck yea! The Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Los Angeles always falls in late October so combining running with a costume is the race norm. At the race, I joined some friends and together we had runners on the search for Waldo. Yes, my costume was Waldo!…

Lexus LaceUp Half Marathon at Surfers Point, Ventura

Breathtaking views of the ocean always make a morning run along the beach the best. The Lexus LaceUp race in Ventura had a start and finish at Surfers’ Point which makes it one of my favorite races. The sunrise view over the ocean and crisp morning air created ideal race conditions. My goal for this…

jetBlue Long Beach Marathon

It is known that my husband and I do not play well together. Our competitive nature tends to get in the way. So when he offered to pace me for the jetBlue Long Beach Marathon I was hesitant to say yes. I quickly came to the realization that he successfully coached me during the birth of…

Lexus LaceUp 10k, Irvine

I’m still figuring out how far I can push my limits. Thursday before race day, I ran four miles to see how fast I could complete the run. I had my best four miles to date. My husband explained to me after, “It’s better to go into a race under, then overcooked.” I was completely…

Rock’n’Roll San Diego Marathon

Running has recently taught me to inhale confidence and exhale self doubt. I didn’t expect to run my next full marathon until October. While talking to my friend Sarah, I found out she was running the Rock’n’Roll Marathon Series San Diego full marathon with an injured calf muscle. I was signed up for the half marathon…

OC Marathon

I always say that running is so much better with friends. The first 13 miles of the OC marathon were fun. My running buddies Sergio and Oliver met me at the starting line and we paced a comfortable 10:30 mile for two hours as we watched the sunrise over the Newport Bay. It really is…