Tag Archive: marathon training

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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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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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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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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