Why Do YOU Run?


Hello and Happy day to you!

Last week I challenged you to share with me the reasons why you do this crazy thing called running.

The response that I received was overwhelmingly awesome!

It was so cool to read everyone’s reasons, because they are all so different.

Looking for some motivation?

Read the stories below and I bet one of them will light a fire under your caboose.

I know it has for me!

So let’s get to it…

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I think I can, I think I can…

Hello and Happy day to you!

As many of you know, I just (praise the Lord!) recovered from a minor hamstring injury that forced me to pull out of Rock n’ Roll San Diego.


But! I am back running and haven’t had any problems with my hamstring since.


I do, however, feel as though I have lost some fitness.

Or maybe it is in my head?

Who knows.

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Things That (As A Runner) I Can’t Stand!

Hello and Happy day to you!


As a runner, there are certain things that really piss me off!

I am sure most people don’t understand, but maybe you (being a fellow runner) will agree with me…

1. When some moron sprints ahead and then stops in front of me in the middle of a race.

Pull your head out of your ass, man! I mean come on! It’s called peripheral vision, use it and check out your surroundings before you come to a complete freakin’ stop. I understand that you are tired, but really? Continue reading

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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What am I afraid of?


Happy day to you!

According to the race countdown thingy over there…

I have 3 days until the big day.

And by big day, I mean the OC Half Marathon.

You know, the race where I plan to blow my current (post-injury) PR out of the water?

I know I have NOT talked about this race before, so I can see where you could be lost.

(I’m using my sarcastic voice- in case you can’t hear it)

Yeah right.

I have talked about this race like 2 billion times (here, here, and here).

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Thinking about signing up for a race?

Happy day to you!

Are you like this dog? Are you stuck?

Do you want to sign up for a race, but are afraid of the commitment?

Allow me to help you!

As you have probably noticed, by checking out my racing calendar I ran 9 half marathons last year, and plan to run 11 more half marathons and atleast 3 (maybe) marathons this year.

So, I would like to think that I have a LITTLE experience in picking a race.


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My week in a nutshell



Man! I missed you guys!

Last week was absolutely crazy.

I have so much to tell you about.

Let’s do it!

I took 1/2 of Wednesday off to meet my family for a surprise birthday party for my mom.

(Sister, Mom and I)

It was a fantastic day and she was actually very surprised, which was awesome! Continue reading

Join the RatherBeRunnin’ Training Academy!

I have been running Marathons and Half Marathons since 2009. As of July 2015, I have run 2 full marathons and 11 half marathons. The obvious assumption is that I love running. Duh.

Paired with my love for running, is a quest to coerce as many of my friends and family members into running with me! I have happily developed training plans and offered training advice for a number of runners… all of whom have successfully achieved their goal of finishing a race. I have decided to expand this quest and start my own “Training Academy”.

Have you ever wanted to run a 5k? A 10K? A Half Marathon? A Marathon? But thought to yourself, “No way, that’s crazy… I can’t do that”.

Allow The RatherBeRunnin’ Training Academy to help you! Continue reading