Tag Archive: blacklist la

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’d play on sports teams growing up (never very good, and scared of the ball) and was on the swim team in high school! I actually worked at the local gym as well, starting with the Kid’s Club and moving up to […]

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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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Race Weekend Recap: Valley Crest Half Marathon!

I just ran Valley Crest Half Marathon, which is kind of a big deal because it was my very first trail race! I found the race one evening while looking up races in SoCal, checked out their website, and slept on the idea for a few days. I signed up about three weeks ago, the same […]

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Los Angeles Marathon Finisher! 2018 Edition!

On Sunday, March 18 2018, I finished my second Los Angeles Marathon and fifth marathon. This post feels hard to write, because I can’t believe it’s all over. As an ambassador, I lived and breathed this race, as well as the Santa Monica Classic and Pasadena Half, for about eight months. As an ambassador I […]

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Make Your Own Vegan Big Macs!

The first time I had a vegan Big Mac, I was visiting Phoenix with my friend Britney. We visited the vegan restaurant Green, and I was blown away by their version of the famous McDonalds burger – the Big Wac. As soon as I got home, I constructed my own. Because I was living in […]

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30 Days of Yoga to Streaking Through February!

Every January for the past four years, my favorite yoga youtube instructor, Adriene Mishler, puts out a new 30 Days of Yoga series, with a new video published everyday of the month. She also has an online Facebook community, called the Kula, where Yoga with Adriene yogis come together and offer support, ask questions and […]

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2017 Marathon Recap! (Falling in love with the 26.2, and then needing some space)

Guess who’s back, back again?! It’s been awhile! Mike and I started this blog a little over a year ago and we never had the chance to go forward with it the way that we’d have liked to! It began as a way to chronicle my training cycle (plus my nerves) going into my first […]

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Chasing the PR Might Be Killing Me (But Setting Goals Keeps Us Alive, Right?)

My next half marathon, the Rock’N Roll San Diego half, is in 5 days! It will be my fourth 13.1 mile race, and I’ve been training hard to get a sub-2, which means running it in under two hours. I came close last November (it’s now almost June) at the Rock’N Roll Vegas half with […]

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Long Time, No Posts

Hello! It’s been awhile, and I miss you lil running blog. I think about you all the time. Here’s the deal: my beloved Macbook Pro bit the dust, I completed the LA Marathon and then what felt like almost immediately, started training for another half marathon. And while it’s not impossible to blog on a […]

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Running While Sick

It is February 24th and the Los Angeles Marathon is March 19th. I have been sick three times since November, so as you can imagine, training has not been going to plan. I have run 18 miles, all at once! That’s progress. But I have skipped out on numerous training runs with my run club, […]

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The Road to Marathon Day: Back to Back Half Marathons

I never thought I would find the strength within myself to run a marathon. The jury is still out, as I haven’t run one yet! BUT! Marathon training is in effect, and for training I ran 14 miles last weekend. That is my longest run to date! A half marathon is 13.1 miles. I will […]

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Eight Weeks to 26.2, Halfway to Nowhere.

At this point in time, I am halfway through two workouts – Yoga With Adriene’s Yoga Revolution and BlacklistLA’s 16 week marathon training. I have been giving both my best, and at the same time, being kind to myself and listening to my body. I completed a half marathon right before marathon training; in my mind […]

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The Road to Marathon Training is Littered with Heartbreaks and Triumphs

4th of July, 2016. Photo via BlacklistLA “Running REALLY has changed your life, hasn’t it?” – Erin Clemens (my sister) I’m on my way to an LA Marathon training program orientation that my running club, BlacklistLA, is hosting. All I can think is, “how did I get here? How is this happening? How am I going […]

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Hello world!

Get ready for our blog about veganism and running! We’re Jenny and Mike, two vegans who also happen to run, and fell for each other in the midst of it all! We were Instagram friends who had bumped into each other a few times over the course of a year. I (Jenny) was impressed by Mike’s […]

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