I just had my two year anniversary of practicing Bikram Yoga. I was sent a reminder email, and upon reading that email, I was reminded of how far I have ...
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After an extremely LONG week and a half wait, I got my confirmation of acceptance yesterday!! I qualified with 1 minute, 43 seconds to spare. Due to extremely high interest to run Boston 2014, 3000 Boston Qualifiers, who ran slower than 1 minute 38 seconds faster than their qualifying time, were turned away. I am [...]
Boston Marathon registration opened today all Boston qualifiers. According to Runner’s World, there are 5000 lucky spots left. Speculation has the cutoff between -1 to -2 minutes. That would make my time of 3:38.17 (-1.43) a squeaker, but good enough. I am cautiously optimistic at this point. I registered, and now I, and everyone else [...]
Skagit Flats Marathon is aptly named: it IS flat. At 8AM Sunday, September 8th, the gun went off for the Skagit Flats Marathon and Half Marathon. This is a small race, with a limit of 1000 runners total. This year 259 marathoners, and 384 half marathoners ran. It was a last chance Boston Qualifier for [...]
Yesterday, as I finished my last long run before the marathon September 8, I had a meltdown. A big meltdown., The run was really hard, I didn’t feel strong, and with a struggle to get through 20 miles, I questioned how I was going to run 26.2 in 3 weeks, let alone qualify for Boston. [...]
This is how I am feeling lately as I get toward the end of marathon training, and my long runs get reaaaallly long. What kind of running idiot are you?
Breathing and running go together like PB&J, and cookies and milk, and me and LH. Have you tried running while NOT breathing? Okay, seriously, sometimes while running, it FEELS like we’re not breathing. And some other runs, breathing seems effortless. It’s the never-ending question: why do some runs feel so great, and some feel like [...]
**Reposted from January 2012** As a runner, you’ll have good runs, and you’ll have challenging runs. Unfortunately, I have not been able to figure out why some days are easier than others! But those extra-challenging runs are bound to happen, and the worst thing you can do is beat yourself up. It happens. Not every [...]
Although this was the fourth year I ran the Seattle Rock and Roll, this year was definitely different. Let me tell the story… As I usually do, I stalked the weather reports for the week leading up to the race. Friday was the first day of summer, and although we have been seeing summer weather [...]
Three more days until the Seattle Rock and Roll Half Marathon. This will be my fourth year in a row running this series: three half marathons, and the full last year. In 2010, the first time I really trained for a half marathon, I ran with a goal of 1:50.00-I ran a 1:39.59. Never in [...]
Yesterday I ran 12 miles. My legs were really, really, really tired. For the past two Fridays, instead of my regular yoga class, I have mixed it up and taken a barre class instead. I went to barre3 on Capitol Hill in Seattle. Oh my gosh, it kicked my a$$. What is a barre class? [...]
Since my 14 mile run a few weekends ago, which resulted in my hamstring screaming for the first time in a couple of months, I have had two fabulous massages. And I do mean FABULOUS! So fabulous, that I haven’t even had a twinge of pain in my hamstring since! What made my massages so [...]
For the past three weeks, I have gone to the track on Tuesday for sprints (my least favorite part of training). Since we moved not too long ago, I wasn’t sure which track was the closest to our new house. I turned to good ol’ Google, and came across this gem: isport.com It helps locate [...]
Poor Run Revolution has been neglected. I apologize to Run Revolution, and I apologize to my readers. I have numerous topics I need to write about, which WILL happen. Please be patient. Stay tuned for topics about: Cupping Massage Therapy Stepping out of my normal yoga/running routine-Barre 3 RunWestin Concierge position My new real [...]