the day music extended my run

Last night I had a minor case of insomnia. I just wasn’t sleepy and the worst thing you could do is to try and force it. So I stayed awake until I was absolutely tired. This meant that when my alarm went off at 4AM, I was quick to turn it off and immediately fell back asleep.

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a royal run

Today I decided to have a change of scenery and headed on over to Santa Monica for a beachside run. The weather was fabulous! Overcast, low humidity, and about 65 degrees. As my mom would say, “absolutely glorious!”

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bay to breakers 2011

This post is waaaaaaaaay long overdue. I meant to write this up last weekend but got too distracted.  It would’ve still been long overdue but more like waaay overdue and not waaaaaaaaay overdue like it is today. But hey, better late than never right?!

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early bird gets…the best treadmill

I would say I’m definitely a morning person. I tend to naturally wake up early. Natural in the sense that even if I don’t set an alarm, I still automatically wake up anywhere from 3:30-5AM. Most people I know look like a deer in headlights when they hear this. “That’s the time I went to bed!!” Ohhh those crazy youngsters.

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spectating la marathon 2011

It’s amazing what a marathon and a little running inspiration can do to somebody. After completing my last full marathon in October (Rock n’ Roll Denver) and then the Rock n’ Roll LA 1/2 Marathon a week after that, I felt a little burnt out. It seemed like I was always training for something in 2010 even though I only did two marathons and two half marathons last year. For some reason, I wasn’t really feeling the training-for-something bug. I decided after Rock n’ Roll LA I was going to take a break from any races and run just to run. No set mileage. No necessary long runs. No stocking up on Gatorade. I wanted to run whatever I felt like on that day. I knew eventually though, I needed to decide whether I wanted to run the LA Marathon or not.

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ending a legacy

This week I found out the Disneyland Half Marathon has sold out. I was actually quite surprised considering they raised their fees from an already astronomical price to an even more astronomical price. I’ve run this race every year since the inaugural in 2006. Last year for the 5th running of it, all the Legacy runners got an extra lanyard. I know, I know. We were outrageously rewarded for our faithful participation. I felt a little jipped. When the Disneyland people were at the LA Marathon expo, I along with a couple of other Legacy runners, were told all Legacy participants were getting an extra special medal. What?! Wow! We were so excited! I could definitely justify the $125 I just forked over for it. Wrong. I cross the finish line and wow, an extra medal lanyard. But…where’s the other medal that goes with it??

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