Posts filed under: Running

This half was a muthafawka. Joining a few fellow runners from the Bixby Knolls Dawn Joggers (they were kind enough to give me a lift over even though I’d only...
There are many reasons the city of New Orleans owns a piece of me. It’s got soul. The music is unmatched. There’s Bourbon Street and beignets and beads. But for...
The post-race meal can be a tricky one. On the one hand, after finishing a long run, you’re willing and ready to eat anything caloric: steamed liver, curried beets (is...
I’m a few years late on checking off a big box on my Before 40 list, but I’ve always been a little slow. I’m immature. I get a joke several minutes...
It is finished. And that means that I’m just beginning again. I finished my half marathon on Sunday and I did so without my injured knee exploding or falling off....
Tomorrow is my next half marathon – Surf City, which a year ago was my very first half marathon. So you’d think I’d be unfazed; to lack anxiety since this...
Where, oh where did Dianderthal go? Oh where, oh where can she be? It seems that autumn has sucked me up. The Sunday before Labor Day, I fell into a...
I can already feel the grit of evaporated sweat salt on my forehead . It’s Half Marathon Training time, people! Today marks officially the 12-week countdown day for the Long...
Just one of the awesome things about running (and despite what your knees after a run might have to say, there are plenty of them) is that you can do...
A key to a great run is hydration. If we don’t have adequate liquid, our blood volume decreases, making our bodies work harder than they need to. How runners hydrate...
Saturday was scheduled as my longest run before my next 13.1 – the OC Marathon. I’d been looking forward to it all week, excited to be running with my fro-worker...
So I just had my fastest run yet, finally getting my per-mile pace under 9:00 while completing a run of four miles or more. Before today, my best run pace...
The countdown has begun, team. In (just) 30 weeks, a good number of staff from the Long Beach Health Department will be up before the sun with sneakers on, caps...
I’ve finally realized that I can’t do it all. I used to hate that saying, but dangit if it ain’t true. And really: All? I can’t even do half, it...
I signed up for the Huntington Beach Surf City Half Marathon back in November, telling myself that I could fast-walk a mile in about 15 minutes; meaning that I could...