Categories - Running
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Training for Tuesday: White Girls Can’t Jump

Training for Tuesday: White Girls Can’t Jumpfeatured

I’ve been having a bit of an identity crisis with running lately. Really, I’ve been lost, or at least without direction (what did the Scarecrow say in Wizard of Oz? If you don’t know where you’re going, you can’t go the wrong way?) since finishing the marathon last year. I can’t believe that was only 16 months Read more

Run With Me: Aw, Dam It…

Run With Me: Aw, Dam It…featured

A couple weeks ago, I found myself in Poway for an assignment and figured, as I usually do when I’m in some not-very-familiar part of the county, that I could get out for a run in some new scenery. After figuring out how much time I would have and some light Googling, I settled on Read more

Run With Me: In Search of Waterfalls (Los Penasquitos Canyon)

Run With Me: In Search of Waterfalls (Los Penasquitos Canyon)featured

Last weekend, Onyx and I went out for a little jaunt through Los Penasquitos Canyon. It’s a very popular hiking/running/mountain biking spot (with good reason) that’s sort of right smack in central San Diego County (even though I’ve never heard anyone refer to it like that), in between Mira Mesa Blvd. and Hwy. 56, stretching Read more

I Have Conversations With My Legs (A Running Update)

I Have Conversations With My Legs (A Running Update)featured

Is this just a runner thing? An athlete thing? I don’t think “talking” to your body that unusual. In yoga, teachers frequently tell you to “check in with” or “scan” your body to pay attention to how the different parts are feeling. And you go “oh, wow, my hips are kinda stiff” or “there’s a weird Read more

Cross Country: A Love Story

Cross Country: A Love Storyfeatured

Last Saturday, I ran in my first actual cross-country race in 11 years. It was both weird and not weird. I’ve run dozens of races since graduating high school and ending my “competitive” running days. I’ve gone back and forth wishing and feeling relieved I didn’t go out for cross-country or track in college. I’ve Read more


Sub-20:00 5K: Planning Phasefeatured

Remember back in December, when I said I wanted to run a sub-20 minute 5K this year? And then I ran a marathon and got sick of hard-core training and have spent the last few months just running for fun and taking it easy? Well…maybe that should change if I want to make good on Read more


Runners are Awesomefeatured

I had another post cued up for today, but I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts forever and when I realized it was National Running Day, I figured it was a good day to finally get it out. Some of my favorite memories of high school are of track and cross country meets. Especially the Read more


If I Could Run All the Racesfeatured

Over the past few years, I’ve wished I could race more. I run almost every day (currently at least five days a week, barring injury and travel) but my races are few and far between. Primarily because race are expensive. Geez. Don’t get me wrong, I’m well aware of what goes into planning a well-organized Read more


Marathon Lessonsfeatured

Hey, housekeeping stuff — if you were following the old blog on Bloglovin’ or wanna start following with Bloglovin’, you should click here: Follow my blog with Bloglovin Gracias… Grab a drink and get comfy, this one’s a doozy. If you’ve been following along, you know that I set a big goal last fall to Read more


Sub-4:00 Marathon: Final Training Updatefeatured

I think I might have jinxed myself with some of my last training updates. Because since Thanksgiving, my training has been poopy (technical term). Ugh, guys. The marathon is less than two weeks away and I do not feel good about it at all. Between various trips from Thanksgiving to New Year’s and getting sick Read more