Races I have participated in.

What I Learned From My First Trail Race

Gracie warming up with Mommy Signing Up Moving to Bend, Oregon just over a month ago, I have had the privilege of doing most my runs on beautiful trails right out my backdoor. Coming off a knee injury, this is a great way to get back into shape, running on softer terrain. So [...]

By | 2017-10-09T19:17:04+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Race Recaps|1 Comment

Mountains 2 Beach Race Review

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon; 700 feet of net downhill over 18 miles – not too steep but just enough to let gravity help; starting in the quaint town of Ojai, California and ending on the beautiful beaches Ventura, CA. What I love most about this race is the fact it’s not a big, giant commercial [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Race Recaps|0 Comments

My First Attempt to Boston Qualify

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon; 700 feet of net downhill over 18 miles – not too steep but just enough to let gravity help; finishing on the beach in beautiful Ventura, CA; and the perfect setting to qualify for Boston. Sixteen weeks of training, four long months went into this race. The first half of training [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Race Recaps|5 Comments

Mental Toughness Can Get You Through – My Laughlin Half Marathon Race Experience

It had been six years since I last raced a half marathon, the Laughlin Half Marathon in 2008 where I set my half marathon PR.  Life, work, and other race distances kept me from returning to focusing on 13.1 miles again until now. After my 70.3 distance triathlon in November 2013 I took almost three [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Race Recaps|0 Comments

Another Great One Run For Boston Relay Experience

Last week I was fortunate enough to take part once again in the epic One Run For Boston coast-to-coast relay.  In a previous post I wrote about my first experience participating in this event last year and was hoping this year would match the incredible experience of last.  Not only did it match it but [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Race Recaps|0 Comments

Six Great Reasons to be a Race Volunteer

Sometimes the best race experience is not racing at all!  That’s right, volunteering for a race can be just as fun and rewarding as participating in the event yourself! Race directors depend on volunteers for a successful event.  Without volunteers races just wouldn’t happen.  This past weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer at the [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 March 24th, 2014|Races|0 Comments