Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Going into my 6th full marathon, I had heard that phrase, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams.” It was in reference to a section of the course I was about to be running.  I’ll tell you a little bit more about how it earned that name, but first let me back up a minute. If you have …

Who turned up the heat?

Summer training definitely has it’s challenges, and I seem to always pick marathons where the training cycle blazes right through those sizzling, Summer months! One of my biggest things to executing long Summer runs is starting early. It doesn’t necessarily mean beating the heat & humidity but it helps to not be running with sun …

Promo Codes

 I wanted to make a quick blog post to share promo codes I have as well as just a few of my go-to training and racing essentials that I get questions on.   Handful Active Wear Promo: Melissa = 12.5% off These are the sports bras that I run in and adore!  “Flatter not flatten,” …

Carlsbad 5000 (and Junior)

This year one of my favorite racing events, the Carlsbad 5000 fell on my oldest son’s birthday weekend.  This was perfect, since he had been asking me for a while to do a race and get his own medal.  An ideal opportunity for a Mommy/Son race weekend! Let me back up here just a touch, …

Encinitas Half Marathon

At the beginning of March I ran the Encinitas Half Marathon.  This was a new course for me as I did not run the inaugural last year, but had heard great things about it! The race starts at Moonlight State Beach parking lot (where the expo is held) and the course offers 7+ miles of …

Surf City Half

This Super Bowl Sunday I ran the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach again – it’s a Southern California favorite of mine!  It happens every year on Super Bowl morning, and they offer a 13.1 and 26.2 course.  This year for the first time they even added a 5k.  The full marathon is also …

Day 730..

Today marks a TWO year Run-Streak anniversary for my sister and I. Depending on how long you have followed my journey, you know that this is my 2nd run streak.  My first one ended just over 2 years ago, when my youngest son spent 4 nights at Rady’s Hospital when he had Pneumonia, Bronchiolitis and …

Mom on the Run

As an Ambassador for Handful I teamed up with them this week for some guest blogging, and wanted to share it here as well.  As an active wear company with a mission to inspire and celebrate women everywhere, Handful was the perfect fit (pun intended) to share this journey with! December 1st is always going …

Revel Canyon City 2017

I have been staring at this blank page for 15 minutes and I’m not sure where to start!  So, 3 days post-marathon let me start with some honesty in saying that before I run my next 26.2 it would benefit me to move to a 1 story house and equip at least one of my …

Mercury Mile

I just received my first box from Mercury Mile this past week, and I’ve gotta say, it’s enough to make any runner swoon!  If you’re not following them on IG yet, you can do that here — @mercurymile I had zero skepticism going into trying this out as a friend of mine used to work …