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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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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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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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