running Category

Big Training Weekend Survived!

In: running, trail running, train

This past weekend, I had a big ultramarathon training leap — back-to-back trail 15 milers. Saturday was on South Mountain, at 48th Street — Javelina trailhead. We went up and over South Mountain, from the Phoenix side, descending down to the Ahwatukee side of the mountain. Then we hit Desert Classic trail back around the […]

On the DL (Disabled List)

In: fitness, running, stress fracture

After both the Disneyland Half-Marathon and the Dirty 6 Mud Run, I was having issues with my shins, ankle, and knee. I thought it was just tendons/ligaments that got strained and needed time to repair. So I’d take a week or two off here or there and go back to running. Since my last post […]

Just Keep Swimming

In: fitness, Half-Marathon, running, train, triathlon

I promise a 2011 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta update is coming, but I haven’t uploaded and edited the photos yet, so this time it’s a triathlon training blog entry. Since the Dirty 6 Mud Run where I jammed my knee a few weeks ago, it’s been a challenge to get out there and run. The first […]

Dirty 6 Mud Run – Race Report

In: races, running, triathlon

Life is an adventure — make it an exciting one! In keeping with the spirit of adventure, I entered the “Dirty 6 Mud Run” as a team with my friends from US Airways. We each chose a bright color and wore pigtails, knee high socks, jelly bracelets and black running skirts for the race. The […]

We did it! We are now half-marathon finishers in what is probably one of the most fun half-marathon races ever! Of course, this was my first big race so I don’t have much experience yet, but I can’t imagine a half-marathon being more fun than this one. My last post was about fear. I definitely […]


In: motivational, running

I’m afraid. There, I admitted it. In less than 48 hours I will be running a distance that I have never run before, on an ankle that has been giving me some issues for the past two weeks. The Disneyland Half-Marathon is this Sunday and my transformation from couch potato to wannabe runner has been […]

JCC Scottsdale Firecracker Triathlon

In: bike, races, running, triathlon

First triathlon incoming! I’m excited (and nervous) about our first sprint triathlon coming up on July 3rd in Scottsdale. I had originally planned to do my first sprint triathlon in October at the Mesa Tri, but thought, what the heck, I can do this — let’s just sign up early and get the bugs worked […]

First Long Run – Lessons Learned

In: fitness, running

Last Saturday Chuck & I did our first “long” run of 6.4 miles in preparation for our half-marathon. We’re both new to running (myself more than him), and we learn something new every run. This was a chance to test our bodies to see what happens – how far can we go and how much […]

My First 5K – Three Lessons Learned

In: running

Who knew, that in the span of just a couple of months, I’d actually begin to ENJOY running? What are these shenanigans? In the beginning of January, I started a Couch-to-5K program. On February 12th, Chuck & I ran our very first race — the SkirtChaser 5K in Tempe, Arizona. Our times weren’t spectacular, but […]

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UI/UX Developer by day, a million other hobbies by night. Attracted to shiny objects that need recharging. Passion for life, love, and sushi. Trail running, hiking, books, gaming, sketching and travel are just a few of my interests. Multi-platform (Windows, OS X, Android, iOS) enthusiast.