Here we go! I'm ten days out from my fourth marathon and getting my you know what in order! I'm so excited I've been selected to test out the new AfterShokz Trekz Air!! Squeeeeee!! I hope to get them in the mail within the next few days so I can start running with them. Since I don't typically use headphones unless I'm racing (I put my phone in my vest pocket and … [Read more...] about Preparing for the 26.2
Well, I can't believe that my race will happen in just over two weeks! I'm staring at a 20 miler on Sunday and then rest and recovery! It seems to have happened so fast! Here are my thoughts leading up to my long run on Sunday. Need to ensure I have enough liquid if the humidity returns. At this point it is low seventies in the AM, which is perfect. However, this AM … [Read more...] about Marathon Training: 2 Weeks and Counting
Ten years ago, while training for the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, my aunt died. The loss was a difficult one. She was a woman filled with light, joy and happiness. She loved to dance. I can still hear her laughter and see her smile. A month later, a very close friend died. Again, unexpected and devastating to me. I couldn't understand. I spent many long run … [Read more...] about Running Through Loss and Time: One Guaranteed, One Not
Disclaimer: I received two packs of Brilliant Reflective strips to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews. I knew as soon as the opportunity to review Brilliant Reflective posted that I wanted in. I have a severe lack of reflective gear considering the … [Read more...] about Brilliant Reflective Review
At this time I'm beginning training for my next, fourth, marathon. I say beginning but I am already at a base of ten for my long runs; tomorrow will be a 12 miler. I have been running my long run during the week in the early AM, which enables me to enjoy the weekends with the family and only have to squeeze in four miles on Saturday Sunday; much more doable than … [Read more...] about Running Early, Running Long: How Early is TOO Early for You?