We Reached the Beach!

Reach the Beach Team picture

I’m not quite sure what to say about this weekend. 12 women ran a combined total of 207 miles over 33-ish hours in order to Reach the Beach in New Hampshire. Long distance relay races are one of those things that I thought would be cool to do but never really expected to actually do. There’s so […]

High Five (or 11) Friday!

Team Pumped Up Kicks

Today is the day!! As you’re reading this, Team Pumped Up Kicks will be making our way from the mountains of New Hampshire to the beach…over 200 miles. Our team starts at 7am! I can’t tell you the range of emotions I have run through in the last week – Excited. Scared. Curious. Terrified. Happy. […]

Back to the Beach

Back to the Beach

We’ve only been home a week from our vacation in Maine, and I’m already longing to return to the beach. Well, it looks like I am headed back to the beach sooner rather than later. This weekend, I’m doing this… {OMG} Starting on Friday, September 12, I will be running 200 miles with 11 other […]

Gaining Perspective From Injury

  I’ve been thinking a lot about running lately. And while I may have had a hard time appreciating and celebrating my recent PR, I’ve been thinking about how much has changed over the last 2 and a half years. I’m pulling a post from my archive on 5 lessons learned from injury and from recovering […]

PR = Personal Record

SF 1st Half Marathon finisher medal

I crossed the finish line and smiled. My fingers fumbled to press stop on my watch and looked at the numbers again. A running PR. A personal record. But just as soon as the smile reached my cheeks, the corners of my mouth started to fall. A PR, but not a fast PR. When I ran […]

Post-Race Thoughts

Half Marathon Playlist

  I made a deal with myself before the SF 1st Half Marathon – I would run and finish the race and I would enjoy it along the way. Afterwards, I wasn’t going to train and run another race. At least not for a long time. I would take time off from running to leg my […]

SF 1st Half Marathon Recap

1st SF Half Marathon 2014 Recap

Wow. It’s hard to believe that it was only Sunday that I ran the 2014 1st Half Marathon of the San Francisco Marathon. It feels like forever ago. Short story of the SF 1st Half Marathon? Better than expected. I followed the plan set out by my coach Jess and felt calm, comfortable and strong through 10 […]

High Five Friday – California Edition

High Five Friday

Happy Friday from San Francisco friends! We’ve been out here for about a week, visiting family and friends and running all around the city and the Bay Area. T-Minus 2 days until the SF Half Marathon! I’m running the 1st Half Marathon which means that I get to run along the Embarcadero through Fisherman’s Wharf, […]