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Running, paddling, eating and drinking my way through Newport Beach.

Monday, May 7, 2012


San Clemente Trail 5k- 29:24.
Tied for second woman overall (even though I finished at the exact time as another runner, they gave me third).... 15th finisher overall... tied for first (second) in my age group... I think I like this trail running thing! Not bad for my first trail run ever, right?

Going up
Beautiful views
First trophy since... high school?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I'm Back...

Or am I?
I've been killing on the runs for the last few months, which lead to my decision to sign up for this weekend's trail race in San Clemente. I wanted to race ASAP and figured this would be an "easier" option than Sunday's OC Half Marathon.
Hopefully this decision doesn't bite me in the butt.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Carlsbad Half Marathon, in Pictures

I'm not down with lengthy race reports- mostly because I kind of black out while running long distances and couldn't tell you much about what happened every second of every mile like some people. Most of the things I do remember revolve around thinking about food, admiring the Lululemon girls' witty signs, feeling horribly embarrassed when I almost took down a nice water-providing volunteer, wondering why I smelled like butt, and feeling proud to make the hills of Carlsbad my bitches. 

So here are some pictures that mostly reflect the race that was the Carlsbad half marathon 2012: 

Climbing various things the week before in the name of preparation. 
Getting my hair ombred made me faster.
Pre- and post race fuel.
Chillaxing the night before.
The race course.
Porta potty action.
The elevation- or as I like to say, the reason I still can't walk today.

At one point I thought this was a near perfect race, and I would do this again in a second. I took some shot bloks throughout, ate an orange slice, enjoyed the scenery and the encouraging spectators and course music. I was way too worried about the hills beforehand, but I usually train on hills so they weren't as much of a problem as I made myself think. They made things more exciting and challenging; the going down really fast balanced out my climbing up kinda slow, and with a 1:46:55, I was able to PR by about 5 minutes.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Oh, the Fear...

Cruised the Carlsbad half marathon course today after packet pick up. I'm hoping for a small earthquake in the morning so I don't have to face this.
Good luck tomorrow, all! (Especially me).

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Compress!

In anticipation of being severely undertrained (and therefore in a lot of pain post race) for the Carlsbad half marathon this weekend, I ran to Road Runner and bought these CEP compression socks:

Hot pink FTW.
Teaching and compressing at the same time... nothing wrong with that!

Friday, January 13, 2012

A Barefoot Run in the Sun

It's been a while, but nothing is better than running like this.
Have a great weekend!