Finally Healthy Enough to Run Again!

Y’all, I’m really excited for TODAY!!!!!! I get to run again this morning! As a matter of fact, by the time this post goes up, I should be finishing my first run in a few weeks! I get to do this because I’m finally healthy enough to get running again. It’s been a rough couple of weeks. If you recall, two weeks ago, I decided to take the week off to try and get this cold under control. It worked pretty well. I was all set to start running on the 4th of July. Then, overnight, I must have caught some bug. I was really sick on the 4th of July. Not only did it ruin my running plans for that day, but it ruined the whole day. I felt like I had been hit by a big truck and was out for almost the entire day. While I felt well enough to try and work on the 5th, I got sick at work just a few hours into the work day. So, I had to leave and spent most of that day sleeping as well. From the 6th on, I’ve been on the mend. Read more ›

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Getting Inspired Visiting the Office of Walt Disney

Since I don’t have any training runs to talk about this past week, I thought I’d share a really fun thing I got to do earlier in June. As a matter of fact, it was the Friday after the Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon that I got to take a tour, put on by the Disney Archives and D23, of Walt Disney’s Office. This wasn’t some sort of simulation. I got to visit the actual office that Walt Disney inhabited at the Walt Disney Studios. His office is located on the third floor of the old Animation Building on the Lot. When I arrived, I had to wait in the lobby to get in. Read more ›

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The Race that Could Have Been – Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon

I think that I will always think of the 2017 Rock n Roll San Diego Half Marathon as “The Race that Could Have Been.” I will wonder how this race would have turned out if I hadn’t fizzled in my training the two months before. What if I was able to put together a fantastic last month? What if I hadn’t fizzled at all? There’s nothing I can do about that now. Just like there’s nothing I could have done about it on race day. This race is what it was. Even though it wasn’t the half marathon PR I had really wanted when I started training, it was still fun. Read more ›

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The Rock n Roll San Diego 5K – Part 1 of the Remix Challenge

So, I got up early to head down for the Rock n Roll San Diego 5K. This day would be a test for how long it took to walk to the starting area. Both the 5K and the Half Marathon/Marathon start at Balboa Park. My hotel was round 2 miles from the start line. So, it’s not ideal to get to the start line. I picked this hotel because it was only about a quarter-mile from the finish area of the half marathon. Still, it was great to see the Midway all lit up as I got ready. Read more ›

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Colds Suck for Marathon Training – Week 3 of NYC Marathon Training

Time is continuing to move and the countdown is on. Less than 19 weeks until I run the NYC Marathon. ┬áThis cold that attacked me at the end of week 2 is still sticking around and had a similar effect on this week’s training. Here’s how it went.. Read more ›

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My Next Race
Rock n Roll San Diego 5K and Half MarathonJune 3rd, 2017
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2017 Disneyland Half MarathonSeptember 3rd, 2017
17 days to go.
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Official PR’s
5K - 32:46 - 2012 Pasadena 5K

10K - 1:15:42 - 2013 Pasadena 10K

Half Marathon - 2:43:25 - 2013 Rock n Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon

Full Marathon - 6:21:46 - 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon
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