My 2015 Race Schedule

2014 held a light race schedule for me because of injuries and moving across the country. Sadly, I had to cancel my 2014 NYC marathon entry which was expensive but I have guaranteed entry for 2015 now. This year (Mungu akipenda) I’m looking forward to getting back to my marathon running self. May 2 – AmericanContinue reading “My 2015 Race Schedule”

When winter gives you 41°F, go for a run

Ah, my spirit really needed that run. I do not handle the cold well so I use the elliptical trainer if it’s colder than 30°F. After a lot of freezing days, I celebrated today’s 41°F weather with a 3-mile run in Prospect Park with Busu. Even though I’m not a fan of snow, Busu LOVESContinue reading “When winter gives you 41°F, go for a run”

Wheel pose by American River Bike Trail, Sacramento (Day 2)

Another beautiful run on the American River Bike Trail. This time my husband joined me and we took an asana break midrun. Wheel pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana) to stretch out my back by the water. This map shows all the parking entrances, key landmarks, horse trails, fishing spots etc. The picture above is by mile markerContinue reading “Wheel pose by American River Bike Trail, Sacramento (Day 2)”

New Year’s Eve 5K + Yoga class: running and OM-ing into 2014

I spent the last day of 2013 doing all of my favorite things: I took a great class at Laughing Lotus Yoga, snuggled up with a book and the pups, spent time with my husband, prayed/reflected then ran a 5K just before midnight. The class I took at Laughing Lotus Yoga was PACKED. As toContinue reading “New Year’s Eve 5K + Yoga class: running and OM-ing into 2014”

Thankful and joyous at this season

“The earth is in motion and growth; the mountains, hills and prairies are green and pleasant; the bounty is overflowing; the mercy universal; the rain is descending from the cloud of mercy; the brilliant Sun is shining; the full moon is ornamenting the horizon of ether; the great ocean-tide is flooding every little stream; theContinue reading “Thankful and joyous at this season”

Philadelphia Marathon 2013: Finish strong

The 2013 Philly Marathon was excellent! It held all the things I love about running: individual struggles and triumphs, community, excitement,  unveiled strengths and passion. Marathon #3, this was my first “big city” marathon – #1 and #2 were smaller races that I picked for the super flat courses. As soon as I got off theContinue reading “Philadelphia Marathon 2013: Finish strong”

Best running/marathon related videos

With NYC marathon this weekend (I’m not running it but soaking in the energy) and my Philly marathon in 3 weeks…. I’m feeling excited/nervous and watching tons of inspirational and funny running related videos. Here’s my top 8….   Rise and Shine, Find your greatness – “You’re in a fight against an opponent you can’tContinue reading “Best running/marathon related videos”

Running together, apart

Last Saturday, a few running friends and I ran 20 miles of the NYC marathon course. I got so excited when I noticed that they put up the route flags along the course in Brooklyn & Queens. Even though I’m not running NYC (my friends are but I’m running Philly marathon on Nov 17), IContinue reading “Running together, apart”