Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 16

skyline marathon training 16

It’s all over but the shouting now. With the physically hard part of training done, I have three weeks of tapering to suffer through before race day. More than anything with marathon tapering, the cumulative mental and physical exhaustion catches […]

The Things I Love 9.22

things I love

A random assortment of things I love this week, including a first: something I bought that made someone else happy. I figure that is close enough to include here, right? Read prior things I like posts. Note: Some of these links […]

Drag-N-Fly Trail Half Marathon: Race Recap


I’ve now written about Drag-N-Fly several times. First was a post about the lessons learned from it as the hardest half I’ve ever done. More recently, I considered my thought process in why I ever would want to try it […]

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 15

Skyline Marathon Training week 15

Another race week! This time: my return to the hardest half in the world (for my money anyway) Drag-N-Fly. This race week was a bit more… …more what…? Stressful? Concerning? Worrisome? Than usual. I don’t know how to describe my […]

Do I Love Running?

Do I Love Running

I’ve been running for nearly 20 years. For the longest time, I never really considered how I feel about running. I keep signing up for marathons. Doing long runs. Working with new runners. Writing about running. I must love it, right? […]

Skyline To The Sea Marathon Training Recap: Week 14

Skyline Marathon Training week 14

I swapped long runs around (because of a race next weekend), so it is peak mileage week! This was another ‘Goldilocks week’ – it wasn’t too amazing, but it also wasn’t too terrible. I guess that means I’m on track. Read […]

The Things I Love: Heat Wave Edition

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The Bay Area recently fell victim to a monster heat wave (temperatures have been over 100 in San Francisco and Oakland… eek!). Heat waves always leave me grumpy and not terribly inclined to love much of anything, but I still […]