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Race Review: Bayshore Half Marathon

When I originally sat down to document these thoughts, it was Monday afternoon, Memorial Day, and although I’d just then begun to move on to those tedious and slightly depressing “end of the weekend” chores… (you know – laundry, groceries, making a decision about whether to vacuum or try to keep “not seeing” the tumbleweeds of dog fur for another few days), I was nevertheless still basking in the happy glow of what was a really phenomenal race weekend. 1,317 more words


Freedom Run

Running 102 miles just over two months ago, I had firmly decided to take a mandatory 102-day break, one day per mile covered, to safely and properly recover. 378 more words


7 Tips For Rocking Your First Half Marathon

I used to hate running. I’d get out of breath, my knees hurt and I’d get side cramps. I thought people that ran races were crazy! 1,423 more words


Summer Racing

Disclaimer: I received an entry into Salinas Valley Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out… 426 more words


Half Marathon Training Goals

It’s finally here! Fall training is about to start at my local running shop. (They call it “Fall Training” because the race is in October even though it is clearly still Summer right now.) This will be my 5th group training, but only my second half marathon. 786 more words


A promise is a promise

Last fall, my friend Melanthia asked me when I might return to Seattle.

We’d been colleagues at the Associated Press, where I was a staff photographer and she was a military reporter. 643 more words



Thoughts before running…..

  • can you see my underwear through my shorts?
  • why do I still have headphones that have a wire?
  • how much does this sports bra show?
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