Cover photo: Bryan Ting Going into race weekend, I had this illusion the Vk would be my “easy” day. I thought I could simply hike it as a warm-up for the coming days without expending too much effort. Man, was I wrong. Or at least, uncharacteristically naive. I should know myself better than that, and … Continue reading The Golden Ultra Full Pint: Day 1, BLOOD Vk
There is a lot of information out there on how to successfully train for and complete your first ultra or 50k. But what about actually enjoying it? You can read all about training plans and gear, and hear everyone's two cents on what to do and what not to do. In thinking about my race … Continue reading 5 Unconventional Ways to Enjoy your First 50k: A Chuckanut Recap
The Preface I had a lot of self-doubt when I transitioned to trail running primarily following the accidental broken ankle of 2015, and for a long time thereafter. Even once I started doing regular 10+ mile Saturday runs at SFRC I felt like I wasn't cut out for it. I would get out there week in … Continue reading Perseverance
Forewarning, this post is both unrelated and very much related to running. I've been thinking a lot lately about how we, as humans, establish and maintain a sense of community. I guess this was spurred by my joining The November Project (more on that in a later post). And since then, I keep finding myself … Continue reading Community: The Human Connection
Ok, so for a while I've been wanting to add some shoes to my collection. Haha, well my running tool belt actually only currently contains a "collection" of two shoes, my VFFs and my Nike Free Hyperfeels, which I use about once a week. I want to add a shoe with a bit of cushion … Continue reading In need of shoe advice
No, I don't mean hydration. I mean draaanking drinking. Like alcoholic beverages. I've found in the past year or two as I have become more "serious" as a runner, I have all but stopped drinking. I'm sure part of it began as college wound down and I lost interest in drinking just for the sake … Continue reading Running & Drinking
Not that I ever really left....I've just been inexcusably absent. So, in an effort to motive myself and hold myself a bit more accountable, I've created an Instagram account to compliment this blog. Or maybe this blog will become a compliment to the Instagram, who knows! Go check out therunetarian on Instagram! What are you … Continue reading I’m back, with an Instagram!
Usually if I'm going out for an early morning run, I will try to wake up an hour and a half before so I can eat a banana with nut butter (lately, almond butter instead of peanut butter) an hour before I start my run. If I am going for an early afternoon run, I … Continue reading My favorite breakfast/pre-run smoothie
I'm still not running....because I am still injured. I went to the chiropractor again last week and got some exercises to do for my hip. I am now in a lot less pain but my hip is still too weak to support itself, which means my calf still hurts too. I don't know how much … Continue reading Injury Update….
I know it's been many weeks since my last post, and I apologize. But, I have many excuses for you! There have been some non-running reasons such as finals, graduating college, moving back to California, and of course, being unemployed. You know, life transitions. There is also the fact the my laptop keyboard no longer … Continue reading Where have I been?