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Rerun – My year of running: 2014

Rerun – My year of running: 2014

2014 – What a year! It was filled with great running moments, disappointing setbacks and also valuable lessons learned. Here’s what my year in running looked like: HIGHLIGHTS: Started a running blog – In January, I started this blog: Run Now, Pancakes Later. This blog has provided me an outlet where I can share my experiences in running; the … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Training: Rise & Run

Half-Marathon Training: Rise & Run

“Beep! Beep! Beep!” I open one eye and look at my phone. It’s 4:45 AM on a Monday. A Monday! This was THE week that I was going to get serious about this half-marathon training business. I hear my Fave call my name and whisper, “Sarah. Sarah. Get up. Come on, let’s get up.” He flips … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Training – Week 8

Half-Marathon Training – Week 8

Maybe it’s race week or the beautiful weather we’ve been getting. What I do know is that these last few runs and workouts have been great! Speaking of race week, I have a race scheduled for this Saturday. I haven’t done a race since March so I am looking forward to it! Saturday: It was Memorial … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Training – Week 7

Half-Marathon Training – Week 7

May is almost over and I feel like I didn’t train as hard as I wanted to. I can blame it on so many things right now: I was too busy. I was too tired. I ate too much. The NBA Playoffs are on! and so on and so on… I’m not going to dwell on any of that … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Training – Week 6

Half-Marathon Training – Week 6

Going to make this update short and sweet because that’s what this past week’s training has been! My last running workouts have been on the treadmill and surprisingly I’ve enjoyed them. Running two miles may not be much but I feel like I’m slowly getting my running legs and mojo back again. Besides running, I’ve done … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Training – Week 5

Half-Marathon Training – Week 5

Week 5 mileage: 15+ Wait…wait… don’t congratulate me just yet! That number represents the number of miles that I have walked NOT the miles I have run. I’ve been on several sunset walks and went on a lovely hike over the weekend. So what happened with running? Oh yeah, THAT. Well, I’m still s-l-o-w-l-y getting back into it. The thing about taking a … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Training – Week 4

Half-Marathon Training – Week 4

I’m kind of embarrassed for even posting this week’s training recap BUT I want to have a record of all this. The good, the bad and the ugly. Week 4 mileage: 2! Not 2 races or 2 runs but T-W-O miles. I know… I know! What happened?! Monday (Marathon Monday): It was the Boston Marathon and … Continue reading

Half-Marathon Training – Week 2

Half-Marathon Training – Week 2

Week 2 was another busy week for me! Here’s how it went: Tuesday: What was supposed to be an easy 4 miles turned into a 5K that I struggled with. I also ran into a snake on my run! Eek! Talk about a tough run! Here’s the recap. Thursday: I ran 5 miles at the Los Gatos … Continue reading

When an easy run isn’t so easy…

When an easy run isn’t so easy…

I should have known that when I left work late and was stuck in traffic that my evening run wasn’t going to be easy. It was a gorgeous Tuesday in the Bay Area and we were experiencing higher than usual temperatures and I was looking forward to running that evening. When I got to the trail, I quickly … Continue reading