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

Warrior 3

  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, […]

NYC Half Recap

NYC Half finish

First off, thank you all so so much for all your well wishes, tweets, and everything else this weekend. It meant so much to me and brought a huge smile to my face on race morning. Thank you. Short story of my NYC Half race? Not my best day but I finished and I smiled during […]

9 Days

12 mile run

9 days. The NYC Half is in 9 days. No matter what happens on race day, I’m proud of myself that I’ve made it this far. I’ve been trying to build my mileage up ever since I started running again after my knee surgery. I was doing well until the fall when I was sidelined […]