Tag Archive: LA Marathon

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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Adventures in Joshua Tree with Your Favorite Vegan Couple!

It’s May, aka five months into 2018, and Mike and I have already explored two National Parks! In January, we hit up The Grand Canyon, and just last weekend we took off to Joshua Tree. In April we were scheduled to run in Zion, but it might be a little too soon to mention that […]

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Rock’n Roll San Francisco: Race Weekend Recap

Gearing up for Rock’n Roll San Diego next week has me reminiscing about our last RnR half marathon a month and a half ago, in San Francisco! I’m definitely adding this to my list of “Races I Would Like to Do More Than Once”. RnR San Francisco was on my must-do list, as I’m originally […]

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Vegan Date Night in the Inland Empire!

Back in December, Mike and I moved to the Inland Empire from Los Angeles, or more specifically, Santa Monica. Of course I get asked why we would leave, but the truth is, we had no choice. I moved in with Mike in July, and shortly after that his building was sold, and we were asked […]

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Yoga Revolution, Take Five

Day two of job training complete! I am so excited to be working again, I have been climbing the walls since LA Marathon last month! I didn’t expect to take such a long hiatus from one job to the next (about two and a half months), but the search did not go as easily as […]

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Run/Walking My Way to Positive Thinking (When I Want to Pull the Covers over my Head and Give In to the Anxiety)

Mike and I just got back from the Rock’n Roll San Francisco half marathon, which went really well! It took place three weeks after LA Marathon, so that didn’t give us tons of time to recover. Last year I struggled getting back to running after LAM, I took some time off and the first five miles […]

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Release For My Mind, Hips and Lower Back! (I Need A Job, So I’m Giving Myself One)

In being consistent with my run streak in which I am committed to at least one mile a day, every day, I want to try writing at least one blog post a day for the next seven days and get back into my yoga practice. I’ve been feeling super blah, after the LA Marathon almost […]

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Broken Run Streaks, Starting Over and Looking Forward!

On March 25th, a week after LA Marathon, I broke my 52 day run streak. It wasn’t necessarily on purpose, as I had every intention of running at least one mile that Sunday! I ran after my 20 mile training run and the LA Marathon, I ran when I was feeling under the weather and […]

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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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Rock’n Roll New Orleans Half Marathon Recap!

We just got back from New Orleans last night, after spending about 5 days down there! It was a wild time, a first visit to New Orleans for us both, and a race we would definitely participate in again next year! I’ve spent a little bit of time in the South, as I was born […]

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February Run Streak Done – 130 Miles Completed

I finished my February run streak goal – I ran at least one mile every single day. My grand total for the month was 130 miles, which is more than I’ve ever run in my life. Specifically my life over the past three years, when I became a serious runner. The record I previously held […]

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Core Strength and Run Streaks!

It’s day 20 of my run streak, and I have about one month until LA Marathon. I just finished up peak week of my training with a 2o mile run two days ago, on Sunday. Now I begin my taper! I ran 18 miles the week before, which makes this most amount of mileage I’ve […]

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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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