Trail running is hard (Sierra Trail Half Marathon)

 Saturday I ran the Sierra Trail Half Marathon by Granite Bay. Although I have run some “trail” races before this was the first one that put me to the test. The other trail races were on dirt/sand paths but fairly flat. The Sierra Trail’s grueling 13.1 miles course was something else entirely – lots of steep inclines,Continue reading “Trail running is hard (Sierra Trail Half Marathon)”

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”

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”

Running through step-backs

It’s been awhile since I have written a blog entry – summer turned insane for me between work, travel, training for marathon #2 and life in general. It’s been a rough past 12 months but I am discovering my true self in the process and counting my blessings; I’m preparing for a life reset. The thingContinue reading “Running through step-backs”

Volunteering at the American Heart Association Wall Street Run

Thursday, I stood outside in the 90*F weather and burning sun guiding runners, answering questions and helping with the baggage claim area for the American Heart Association Wall Street Run. Why? NYRR’s 9+1 program (run 9 races + volunteer 1 and get guaranteed entry in 2014 NYC marathon) Although I’m really tired, I had fun…Continue reading “Volunteering at the American Heart Association Wall Street Run”

Brooklyn Half Marathon 2013 review

Saturday, I ran the Brooklyn Half Marathon for the second time. The weather was perfect for running, somewhat cloudy and mid-50s. The heightened security post-Boston bombings meant runners had to arrive earlier. It also meant instead of the port-a-pottys lined up outside of the corrals they were inside with the runners. This made for someContinue reading “Brooklyn Half Marathon 2013 review”

Arizona’s Lost Dutchman 8k trail run

The hubby and I spent President’s day weekend in Arizona. Yay for sunshine and hot weather in February!! I was originally supposed to run the Lost Dutchman marathon but an injury deterred my training. So I changed my entry to the 8K trail run my husband was already signed up for. We spent Saturday afternoonContinue reading “Arizona’s Lost Dutchman 8k trail run”