Napa to Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap

Hello and Happy day to you!

Because I haven’t written a race review & recap in almost 2 months (Thanks again RnR San Diego), I am beyond excited to FINALLY have a race to talk about.

Goodness gracious, it’s been too long.

And seriously- how big of a mouthful is this blog post!?!?

Try saying that 10 times fast…

You can’t do it can you!?!?!

All jokes aside, this is race has been on my bucket list since I started running back in 2008.

Napa to Sonoma is Destination Races flagship event in their Wine Country Half Marathon Series.


Only 3,500 runners are allowed to run in this coveted race and it sells out in less than 30 minutes each year.


The question you are probably thinking to yourself…

Is it worth the hype? Continue reading


Bank of Marin Running Festival Half Marathon Race Review & Recap

Disclaimer: I received a free entry to run the Bank of Marin Running Festival Half Marathon as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out to review find and write race reviews!


Hello and happy day to you!

I feel like I am writing race reviews & recaps every week now…

Which is definitely not a bad thing, by any means.

I have been running very well lately and have really enjoyed all of the races I have done.

This race was no different.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap (The 2016 Edition)

Hello and happy day to you!


On Saturday, May 7, 2016 I was the 2:30 pacer for the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.

This was my first assignment for Beast Pacing and what a day it was.

But, I am skipping ahead a little.

Let’s start at the beginning.

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Modesto Half Marathon Race Review & Recap

I can’t believe that the Modesto Half Marathon was over 2 weeks ago.

As I mentioned yesterday, my vacation to Arizona and San Francisco royally threw me out of wack, so I apologize for the late post.

If you read my pacing blog post, you already know that I had a blast pacing this race.

It was an absolutely amazing experience!

But, I digress… We already talked about that.


What about the race itself, man?!?!

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Surf City Half Marathon Race Review & Recap

Hello everyone!

Happy day to you.

Yesterday, I ran the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA.

As many of you know, this race has been on my bucket list for a while.

I registered for the race back in 2014, but had to DNS because of my stupid injury.

So, I was determined to vindicate myself.

The weather predicted unusually HOT temperatures on race day.

With a 7:45 am race start time, I was nervous about the heat.

If you have read my Shoreline Half Marathon race review, you already know how much I HATE running in the heat.

Hate, with a capital H.

Yes, I know, this is something I need to get over.

I will… some day.



Fortunately, my race outfit was perfect for the temperatures…

and I fit in nicely with the “beach vibe”, don’t you think?

I think so.

I drove down on Saturday morning and was able to check into my hotel early.


After some shopping, I headed over to the Expo to pick up my packet.

The expo was HUGE!

There were lots of big names there…

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San Francisco Hot Chocolate 15K Race Review & Recap


On Sunday, January 10, 2016 I ran for chocolate.

Although I usually run for bloody Marys, or pancakes… on this special day- I made an exception.

This race was off the charts awesome!

It was held in San Francisco, CA.

Home of my younger sister and of course the Hot Chocolate 15k / 5k race.


We went to the expo the day before to pick up our packets.

It was very well organized, despite the fact that there were 2 billion people there. Continue reading

8 Reasons Why You Should Run the Hot Chocolate Race Series



Happy Day to you!

I leave tomorrow for San Francisco to stay with my sister, and run the Hot Chocolate 15K race.


I can’t tell you how excited I am!


I have been wanting to run this race for a while now, so it’s great to be able to cross another race off of my bucket list.





This race series has so many perks, it’s nuts.


In celebration of my race this weekend, I thought it would be fun to recap all of the reasons why you should run this race too!

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Two Cities Half Marathon Race Review & Recap

 On November 1, I ran the Two Cities Half Marathon in Fresno, CA.

I am subtitling this Race Review, “The Tale of Yet Another Bonk”.

As you can tell from the subtitle, I had a great race.

No, no I didn’t.

I still ask myself, “How in the world is it possible that to bonk on my 9th Half of the YEAR?”

For reals.

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Los Angeles Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon Race Review & Recap


This post is looooooong overdue.

Like 2 weeks overdue.

And I may or may not owe you another race recap.

So let’s get to it.

I have lots and lots to tell you.

On October 24, I ran the Los Angeles Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon!


As you can see from my lovely stolen picture…

I dressed in costume!

Can you tell who/what I was dressed as?

If not, here is a hint… Continue reading

Hello Goodbye.

Did ya miss me?

I bet you did.

Pardon my absence, but last week was rough.

A close family member passed away unexpectedly on Monday, so I was out of town for the week.


But, I am back now!

I ran the Rock n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon last Sunday…

(stay tuned for the Race Review and Recap on Thursday) Continue reading

City to the Sea Half Marathon Race Review & Recap



I ran the City to the Sea Half Marathon over the weekend, and I must say, it was glorious.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook (if you don’t, you should),

you probably already know…


 I took home another shiny new PR!

(A special thanks to PaceBands for providing me with the 2:12:30 band I used during this race… it was SO HELPFUL.)

No, this is not an overall PR, but considering I started the year running a 2:19 Half Marathon…

I am grateful to be where I am now.

The race just so happened to fall on my birthday, so it was an awesome present to give myself.

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Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap

Another late race review.

I know, I know.

I need to get on it.

Sorry dudes.


2 weeks after the SLO Marathon,

I ran the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon.


It was amazing.

Honestly, it was the BEST race I have done in my life, EVER.

And that’s a pretty tall order.

The race started at 6:45 AM in downtown Los Olivos Continue reading