Tag Archive: marathon training

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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Easy Dinners for Busy Runners

In the midst of marathon training, I did not have the energy to worry about dinner and healthy eating. It was definitely a struggle this year, but Mike and I got through it! Here are a few examples of some dinners we threw together when we were short on both time and kitchen space. I’m […]

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Apparel Review! C3Fit Arch Support Short Socks!

Earlier in the year, C3Fit send me a pair of their arch support socks to review on my Instagram page! I absolutely loved them, which did surprise me a little because they are just socks after all. Just a pair of incredible socks. Here’s the review I wrote on IG after taking them out on […]

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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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Race Day Essentials – Body Glide is Vegan!

I started this blog not just to write about workout videos and race recaps, but as a source for other vegan runners to find information I had a hard time with when I first started running. I went into my first half marathon blindly, which was fun in that way being a beginner can be […]

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Yoga For Cyclists Turns Out to Be Yoga for Runners Too!

I’m always looking for new yoga videos to supplement my running – postures that get into my back, hips, hamstrings and calves. I especially love having them in my repertoire for races, always the night before a race or long training run, never the morning of (It’s hard enough for me to get out the […]

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Overnight Oats May Just Save Me From Myself

I am terrible at eating breakfast in the morning. I hate waking up to an alarm, I try to get ready for wherever I need to be in the least amount of time possible, and I skip breakfast. This of course leads me to obsess over lunch, and build grocery lists in my head all […]

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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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RnR San Antonio Race Weekend Recap! Part Two – The Eats and the Race!

(Read Part One here!) We made it to San Antonio! We had a place to stay, restaurants to check out, a race to run, and the burden of moving out of our apartment off our shoulders! Getting there was stressful for both of us and emotions were running high. We had gotten into an argument […]

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RnR San Antonio Marathon Race Weekend Recap! Part One – How We Got There!

As I’m getting ready to go to Arizona for a Rock’n Roll race weekend in a couple days, I find myself reminiscing about my previous RnR race, in San Antonio last month! I love this race series. Mike calls them Razzle Dazzle races, and maybe they are, with the bands, and the medals and the […]

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