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.

I am feeling a little off this week. Continue reading


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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Foodie Friday: Roasted Veggie & Quinoa Salad


Hello and Happy Foodie Friday to you!

After taking a few days off of running and getting some much needed rest, I am ready to rock the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half this weekend.

But! Not before sharing with you a delicious meal that I made last night.

It is no secret that I have a slight obsession with quinoa.

It is the perfect blend of carbs and protein.

And it is so good for you!

So, without further adieu!

I give you… Roasted Veggie & Quinoa Salad!

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I’m a Destination Races Ambassador!!


Well this just happened!

I am a Destination Races Ambassador!

If you haven’t heard of Destination Races, let me inform you.

First things first.

Read THIS race review….

Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon Race Review & Recap

This is where I professed my never-ending love for all things Destination Races.


Check out THIS blog post…

A Look at My 2016 Race Calendar

This where I signed up for not one, but TWO Destination Races (Wine Country) half marathons. Continue reading

Vacations Were Made for Running: Part 2



I am leaving in a little bit for my vacation in Santa Barbara with my friends from college.

I am so freakin’ excited.

Surprisingly, I have lots of running on the calendar!

But, unlike my last vacation, I am actually going to do it.


If you have never been to Santa Barbara, you are missing out.

It is absolutely gorgeous.


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You Know You Are A Runner When…

Well, hello there!

Happy Friday!

I have slowly been getting back to my training this week and feeling much better about it.

Thank goodness.


It’s only 4 miles, but my shin didn’t hurt too bad.

Yeah buddy.

Today, I will run an additional 2 miles after work…

Annnnndddddd I have the Santa Barbara 5k tomorrow.

I will be meeting my best friend for brunch after the race. Continue reading

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