Monday, February 27, 2017

Calling All Friends For Music

Training and Running is more than just miles... you sometimes want a good tune or two to sing along to... whether you run with music or just ambient sounds....

I have my 2nd marathon in 3 weeks. I have Phl 4:13 and Isaiah 30:40-41... One friend suggested adding Church Camp songs to help me with the rough miles. (Challenge accepted!) The Doors's "Road House Blues" helps with the downhill and "Pharaoh Pharaoh" has a great cadence for flat, but I'm taking suggestions for other songs to add! I need happy and uplifting... No "One Tin Soldier" or anything like that! I'm looking At you...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Charity Running

It's nearing that time in my training... After twenty (20) miles this weekend, the taper starts next week. I'm already getting emotional. I'm feeling prepared and then not quite prepared. And as I go on the L.A. Marathon page, I toggle over to see what charities are participating. Some groups are simply running for a presence and to show solidarity while other charities like will benefit from the people who train and raise money. Whatever the motivation for the team based/charity based running it is all for a good cause. There is certainly time to donate to the team as a whole.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Long Runs Are Great With Friends

The long training runs are so much more enjoyable with friends. On those runs, you scrap the "how's the weather" talk and dig into more interesting conversation. It's extra special when your friends share their favorite running routes with you too!

What a day!!! Four weeks until the LA Marathon... 18 miles on the books. Feeling strong. Thank you Melissa 'Bodily' Erwin for finding the course and joining me for 10... All the cheers near and far (Jac, Krista, Carol... And other good thoughts) and Bill Travers- holy smokes! Your winter training and bossin' Heartbreak Hill in these chilly temps is inspirational! I will not complain about 54 and overcast!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Cupid's Undie Run

Holy moly! What a blessing as I prepare for my LA training run (because I'm insane to do 16-18 miles before a charity run) I woke up to see that I've exceeded my fundraising goal! Thank you all for helping me get there! Johnathan Ruggiero Bill Travers Antony Pretti Amy Cheong Christine AltounianJacques Altounian Sebastian Altounian Paula Lazeski Linnea Bronson Amodio Cary Freeny Laura Crook 💗💗💗 proper thank yous and details to come!!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Running Makes You Hungry

Well, it was an interesting 13 miles. Hungry at mile 7 and a little cold at mile 9.5 (wore off by 11). Need to do something different next week!