Category Archive: Running

Hip Flexibility for all Your Mobility Needs! Seriously, it’s Important. Ask Me How.

I know as of late my blog is starting to look like a Yoga With Adriene fan site, but what can I say? I’m a huge fan and her yoga videos have helped me and my running tremendously. Stumbling across her Yoga For Beginners video on YouTube is what got the fitness ball rolling for […]

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Quick Yoga For the Mornings, Especially For Those Of Us That Don’t Workout In The Morning!

As I’ve gotten older, I find myself relishing in early mornings and even, dare I say it, early bedtimes! It hasn’t always been like this, not by a long shot, and my family still expects me to sleep til noon when visit. I used to revel in the quiet of 3am, usually because I’d get […]

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Ultimate Direction Hydration Pack and the Bulldog 25k Trail Race!

2018 was a pretty busy summer for me, race-wise. For the first time in about 10 years, I had weekends off and I signed up for EVERYTHING. The opportunity to be able to race like that was a precious time not lost on me; now that Mike and I have moved to Huntington Beach, I’m […]

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Rock’n Roll Cancels the Los Angeles Race Weekend (and I Don’t Know Why, But I Get It)

While hanging out on Instagram last night, I found myself scrolling through the comments on a Rock’n Roll post. And then, I saw it: LOS ANGELES IS CANCELLED! At first I was shocked, saddened, I couldn’t believe the race this past October was the last one! The longer I sat with it, the more it […]

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Race Recap: Long Beach Marathon!

One of my favorite, local, SoCal races, is the Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon! There are a few different race options available during this race weekend, including the half marathon distance, 5k, 20 mile bike ride, and 20 mile bike ride/half marathon combo! The last two years, I’ve run the marathon, which is definitely not […]

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Workin’ That Booooooty

As a runner, I didn’t think it was pertinent to work on my booty;  didn’t hitting the pavement almost daily do that work for me? It turns out that no, running alone is not enough. Strengthening your backside not only  lifts your booty, making it look and feel awesome, it also helps to prevent injuries […]

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Race Recap: Rock’n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon!

On October 28th, 2018 Mike and I  got our new personal worsts in the half marathon distance, and it was worth every minute! We ran the Halloween-themed Rock’n Roll Los Angeles half marathon, and decided to run in costume — Mike was a hot dog and I was a taco! We didn’t know if we […]

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Product Review: Trader Joe’s Peppermint Mocha Almond Creamer!

Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than when Starbucks releases their Peppermint Mocha and Trader Joe’s Peppermint Joe-Joe’s hit the the shelves! My favorite part of the holidays is seeing my family, but that generally doesn’t happen until Christmas Eve, and to keep myself from feeling like a complete grinch, I overindulge in […]

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Race Recap: San Francisco Marathon 2018!

I had no plans to run San Francisco Marathon this year, or really, any time in the near future. SF Marathon was a bucket list race that I was intimidated by, with it’s hills, oh those steep, steep hills. I’m from the Bay Area, and lived in SF for about four years — I love […]

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Jenny’s the Name, (Easy) Vegan Glamour is the Game!

I love vegan beauty products almost as much as I love food products and running! Sometimes I’m that runner with make-up on, because hey! My photo is being captured! Now,  I’m no Miss Miriam or Vegan Beauty Addict, but I can manage winged eyeliner, just don’t ask me about much else — contouring, what? There […]

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The Roundup: Vegan Stuff I LOVE!

It is a fantastic time to be vegan, my friends! New food items and apparel brands come out everyday, and I am LIVING FOR IT! Here are some of my new (and new-to-me) faves!        

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the YEAR! (Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s time!)

Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s are back on the shelves, and they are vegan! One year (2016), I stockpiled boxes, and found out the cookies have the ability to stay fresh until July. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! (My bday is actually in July and I opened them for it.) How long can they stay perfect? I don’t […]

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Non-Alcoholic Beer and Running Recovery!

Recently I decided to give non-alcoholic beer a shot, specifically O’Douls. I decided to pursue personal training, as in being a trainer (!!!!), which meant in my free time, I needed to be studying. The course was fast-paced, challenging, and required my full attention – I couldn’t be tired or unfocused. I love beer, but […]

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From Street Athlete to Gym Rat: Learning Confidence and How to Cross Train like a Pro!

I have had gym memberships on and off for my entire adult life. I played on sports teams growing up and was on the swim team in high school – I thought PE was fun, except volleyball, I hated volleyball. I actually worked at the local gym in high school, starting with the Kid’s Club […]

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Rock’N Roll San Diego Race Weekend Recap!

It’s been about four days since Mike and I ran Rock’n Roll San Diego and I’m still sore from that hilly course! This year I ran it almost exactly ten minutes slower than last year, which was a little bit of a bummer for me. Last year, I did a lot of speed training to […]

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