2011 In Review

I started 2011 with only two goals: Run 100K and Have Fun. OMG! It totally worked! I won a local 50K and a local 10K (how cool is that?!). I ran at 3:00AM with legend Pam Reed (how cool is that?!). I finished my first 100K with some of my best friends and got to…

Race Report: Tahoe Rim 50M

The Tahoe Rim 50M was freakin’ fabulous.  Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.  It was pretty much perfect and I have already decided to do it again next year. It was all about location, running partners, patience, and some solid training. Location –   There is not a moment of this run that isn’t breathtakingly…

Why the South Valley Running Club is Great

I have been a member of the South Valley Running Club for almost two years.  I was thinking this weekend how lucky I am to have met all these great people. On Saturday, I had to do a 22-miler starting at 5:45AM.  Did I go it alone?  Of course not!  Kim called the night before…

Back-to-back long runs

I believe back-to-back long runs are the heart and soul of endurance training.  They can be grueling or fun, it’s all in the art of preparation. I have been running back-to-back long runs for about a year now and they work something like this. Saturday 3.0 hours.  Sunday 2.0 hours. Saturday 3.5 hours.  Sunday half-marathon…

Running at Henry Coe State Park

Went on a nice trail run at Henry Coe State Park yesterday and wanted to share. Two friends and I met at the Hunting Hollow entrance around 7:45 AM. It took 15 minutes from 101 to get there. It was freakin’ cold!  There was a surprising number of frosted cars that had clearly spent the night,…

Life changing partners

My life so far has been filled with great partners. A few have managed to change everything. The first to change my life was Mary. She and I met at work. I was new to Silicon Valley, new to public relations, new to marriage. So was Mary. On my first day of work this tall,…