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
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?
Here it is! My post on race day and how it felt to run my first half marathon! Okay, so I know I said I'd write this post yesterday, but to my defense, I spent almost 12 straight hours in the library writing a paper and I just didn't have it in me. On the … Continue reading NWM Half DC Part 2: The Race
I’m going to cover my first half marathon experience in two parts so you don’t have to read one long blob of writing all in one sitting. In this first post I will discuss the days and moments leading up to the race. I left off with my last post discussing Thursday’s run club, the … Continue reading NWM Half DC Part 1: Leading up to the race