I fell off the wagon a bit on my initial racing plan for 2014 - we only did 2 of the 4 Foxy Racing Trail runs. I did have fun doing that new 10k event right in my backyard in September, but I've otherwise been only fitting in runs to keep from becoming a full... Continue Reading →
Back to racing!
No, not me - my friends 🙂 OK, so I did do a super hilly mainly single track trail 10k a couple of weeks ago that was in a canyon right behind the high school. My ankles might still be sore from all the bracing I had to do to keep my footing going up... Continue Reading →
Start the day with a 4.7 mile run that includes conquering Torrey Pines hill. Follow up the run with a nice Frappucino and a couple of beers along with a BBQ lunch prepared by the boys for my parents and I, then a round of Phase 10 won by Alex (yet again). Happy Mothers Day!
I Don’t Care What I’ve Been Told….
(I don't care what I've been told) Some damn snakes are really bold (Some damn snakes are really bold) Keep your eyes trained on the ground (Keep your eyes trained on the ground) Because they do not make a sound (Because they do not make a sound) SOUND OFF One, Two SOUND OFF Three, Four... Continue Reading →
Hot Chocolate 5K, Grand Canyon and college visit plans
My running events this year are focused more on being a running companion to other friends trying to restart or maintain their own running goals and I since I know how much I appreciated all the help that Renee and Eve gave me in my first year or two, I thought it would be fun... Continue Reading →
U-T 10/20 – First race of 2014
But first: Saturday there was a quite the tense rugby match. Alex never got on the field, and he did not care. They won 13-9 against a team from Long Beach who had won at this level the last 2 years. The starters played nearly all 70 minutes, and it showed. Both teams were so... Continue Reading →
2014 Race Plans
We interrupt this writing hiatus* to post the races that I've settled on for this year. The first one is coming up in a few weeks and was on my radar last year because it's totally local, largely flat and involves tons of music: I've been back out on the trails on Sundays the last... Continue Reading →
I give up!
Seriously, wasn't it supposed to get easier once football season and the holidays and the race were all over? Sure, but then I forgot about it being a new year and so there's preparing for taxes, and that rugby thing 17 decided to try out and then that whole college admission thing and oh maybe... Continue Reading →
The Inaugural San Diego Half Marathon Race Report
The night before I knew I wouldn't sleep so I was thrilled when some old friends from the baseball years with 17 invited me out to dinner at Ruths Chris steak house. A lovely relaxing meal of superb steak and potatoes and then my favorite creme brulee with a modest amount of red wine sipped... Continue Reading →
Preliminary race results
I seriously had the BEST run coach/pacer ever! She pushed/pulled me to a time I could never have imagined. Instead of my initial thought of 12 minute miles, which I then adjusted to an 11 min or 11:30 pace (most of my training runs were in that range) - I finished in 2 hours, 12... Continue Reading →