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It’s Race Weekend!

It’s Race Weekend!

I love race weekends. Now that the weekend is FINALLY here, I am looking forward to Sunday’s race. I will be running the Habitat for Humanity’s Race to Build 5K Trail Race. I haven’t raced since August of last year and I’m excited to finally get back to the racing scene.  I can’t believe that … Continue reading

Greetings from Texas!

Greetings from Texas!

Wow! It’s been awhile hasn’t it?! It feels good to be back here again. I wanted to say hello and update you all where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. Moved: In February, I said good-bye to California and moved to Austin, Texas with my Fave. I was born and raised in the San Francisco … Continue reading

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

Race to 35 Redux & Dealing with an Injury

Race to 35 Redux & Dealing with an Injury

October was supposed to be THE month. It was my BIRTHDAY month! The month where my Race to 35 journey would end. Remember? My FIRST half-marathon for my 35th race and for my 35th birthday? Yeah…well. “So, what had happened was…” My running game was off and I wanted to salvage my training. Since I knew … Continue reading

Two is better than zero.

Two is better than zero.

Last Saturday morning after tearing ourselves away from watching ESPN’s College Football Gameday,  my Fave and I got up for a run. I was looking forward to it but also nervous. How was my body going to react? It had been so long since I had gone for a run. I decided to start slow … Continue reading

Road bumps.

Road bumps.

I wish I was writing to tell you that I’ve been keeping up with my half-marathon training, that I’ve been exercising consistently, that I’ve been eating healthy, that I’m still saying no to sweets and that I’m excited to run my October half-marathon in a few short weeks. But I’m not. Things have changed A … Continue reading

You Bad A$$ Mother…Happy Mother’s Day!

You Bad A$$ Mother…Happy Mother’s Day!

“Mom, I have a race tomorrow morning. You coming?” “Again?! Will there be coffee?” “Yes. I think so. If they do, I’ll get you one.” “What kind of bathrooms will they have?” “Ugh, I don’t know!! I’m sure they’ll be clean!” “Ok. I’ll go.” There are two things that my mom has to make sure before … Continue reading

Running & Reflecting

Running & Reflecting

Last year, I coped with the devastating news of the Boston Marathon with the only way I knew how. With a heavy heart, I laced up my shoes and went for a run that evening. With each step, I prayed for the victims, the runners and the people of Boston. After my run, a calm washed … Continue reading

My Running Story

My Running Story

Let me tell you a secret. I used to hate running. I thought running was some sort of punishment. When I played softball in high school and we didn’t put much effort at practice our coaches made us take laps around the track. With tears stinging my eyes, I would curse every step that I … Continue reading