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Jul 04 2012

strawberry fields

Happy 4th!! On Sunday I climbed out of bed at 5:30 a.m. to do my long run of the week (11 miles). Oh, the things I’ll do to avoid running in the heat… I ran the Mountains to the Sea trail from Hicks Canyon to the Walnut Trail. Normally I take Hicks Canyon to Peters [...]

Jun 29 2012


Work out – 9 miles in 1:25 I never thought I would say this but I love June gloom. I feel like it’s nature’s little gift to So Cal runners before the mean Summer heat takes over and we have to wake up at 5 am if we hope to get a run in without [...]

Jun 13 2012


The plan I’m following for my first marathon is from a book called Brain Training for Runners by Matt Fitzgerald. I actually bought the book on impulse before I was even considering a full marathon – I just needed something to read while I was getting my oil changed (which takes approx. 3 hours at [...]

Jun 04 2012


You know it’s a Monday when you have two major wardrobe malfunctions before 8 a.m. This morning, for the second time in a week, I put my running pants on backward and didn’t realize it until I was too far into my run to do anything about it. The trouble with wearing your pants backward [...]

Jun 03 2012


4.5 miles – Slow with Bauer Last Sunday we went to church in Dana Point and afterward had coffee with the BF’s family at the harbor. While we were there I saw a few runners and immediately became jealous that they were running in such a gorgeous place and I wasn’t. So, I decided to [...]

Jun 01 2012


Happy Friday! I’m really looking forward to this weekend. I have absolutely nothing planned except for running, eating, and catching up on chores and I couldn’t be happier. I had one of the busiest weeks I’ve had work-wise in forever and I need to just stop and catch my breath for a couple of days. [...]

May 31 2012


Every weekday morning Bauer and I do an out and back 3-4 mile run around our neighborhood. Bauer LOVES his runs. He pouts if I don’t take him out within 5 minutes of waking up and he never wants the run to end. When we get to the part of our run where it’s time [...]

May 30 2012


Practicing his favorite command!