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road to the half marathon: complete!

The weather could not have been more perfect along the coast of San Diego for my race day. It was cloudy with a light dewy layer that kept me cool and comfortable every step of the way. The first part of the race went slightly down hill, so I booked it, knowing in the back […]

road to the half marathon: training week 7

This week we’re talking summertime fun runs. If you have been following my training journey, by now you know I view my running and training as just another to-do on my list of daily chores. That being said, I’ve adapted a sort of chore check off reward system that actually has me enjoying my runs. […]

road to the half marathon: week 6

Time to run the holiday weekend off! At least that’s what my alarm said this morning at 6am. My long run was delayed to this morning this week, as the 4th of July festivities around me begged to differ with my training schedule. Nonetheless, I woke up and ran the 7 miles I owed this morning, and might have sweat out a bit of the holiday cocktails we enjoyed at the river this weekend.

road to the half marathon: training week 5

After feeling a bit defeated by my efforts last week, I shook myself off and hit the ground running again. I started the week off on the day of summer solstice with a delectable 4 mile sunset run in Balboa Park. This week was honestly a bit of breakthrough for me and I realized what was happening to derail my training. Number one I was not planning the day ahead of me and thus not finding (making) the time to run. Secondly, I had set a pace and a goal time for myself that was honestly unreasonable. All in all I needed to find the balance in my training and my pacing.

road to the half marathon: training week 4

This week in training, I found a bit of a breakthrough. No not because I killed it on all of my runs, or because I ate all the right things to fuel my training, but quite the opposite. I ran once this week. One time. So to say I was proud of my training, I’d be lying. However, this week taught me one amazing lesson regardless of circumstance and excuses, I am the sole catalyst of my successes and failures.