Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 9

oakland marathon training wk 9

I was totally distracted on my runs this week by filming. All week, I stopped mid-run to film little segments for videos (based on past blog posts) that I’ll edit together and put on YouTube starting next week. I’ve also been […]

Running Is Boring: Embrace It

Running Is Boring

I think boredom is greatly misunderstood. ‘Being bored’ is often listed as a top reason new runners quit running. But I’ve come to enjoy running (at least in part) because it’s boring, not in spite of it. Harsh Reality #1: Running Is (or at […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 8

Oakland Marathon Training Recap week 8

I’m in the midst of the January doldrums. My hilly runs were super slow (even for me), and I had a general lack of enthusiasm. I read somewhere that January 12th is the day that most New Year’s Resolutions fail. […]

Puffin Picks 1.12

Puffin Picks 01122018

Welcome to my re-branded for 2018 Things I Love post, now called: Puffin Picks! I started this ‘things I like’ post series nearly a year ago on a whim, and was surprised by how much I enjoyed putting it together […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 7

Oakland Marathon Training Recap week 7

I started the year strong with the tail end of my 3-day, 2-year running extravaganza. And 5 days into the new year and I’ve already made one of my new year’s resolutions happen by officially launching my YouTube channel with […]

The Brazen 2-Year Marathon 2017-2018

2 Year Marathon Recap

I know going in, this may not be my smartest idea ever. I’m a coach and pacer for the Oakland Marathon training program. We do our long group runs on Saturday. On Saturday the 30th, we are scheduled to run […]

Oakland Marathon Training Recap: Week 6

Oakland Marathon Training Recap 6

I’m publishing this recap a day early since I have races scheduled on Sunday and Monday. Yup, I’m doing what I’m calling a 3-day, 2-year ultra – a 14 mile long run with the training group on Saturday, a half […]