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La Jolla Half Marathon Recap

In January, I started my journey of the San Diego Triple Crown Half Marathon series with the Carlsbad Half Marathon.  La Jolla was the second race of the series-- I have heard mixed things about the course, but the common factor in everyone's opinion seemed to be how beautiful the course is, so I was excited to run this race.

I went to the expo Friday-- it opened at noon and I got there early.  My goal was to get in and out so that I could beat the Friday afternoon traffic.  I arrived a little early and waited with all the other early birds.  At noon, the doors opened and they directed us where to go for our bibs, then our shirts.  I looked around a bit, but the area was cramped and there weren't any booths that I just had to see. (And if I'm being honest, I'm saving up for the runDisney expo I'm going to in a few weeks)  

In reading all the final race information, I was concerned about traffic race morning.  The drive is typically about 45 minutes for me, but they s…

Miles and Pace: Review and Giveaway!

A couple months ago, I was "introduced" to a local company, Miles & Pace.  They make three of my favorite "Ts"- t-shirts, tanks and trucker hats.  After getting in touch with them, I was sent two products to review.  


The first thing I noticed about Miles & Pace is their vibe, which they describe on their website as "a laid back active lifestyle brand that marries our love for branding, graphic design and running... it's inspirational, it's fun, it's family." I love supporting local businesses, especially ones who stand behind their products. 

I was excited when mail day came.  Both items were individually wrapped and the box included a thank you card and a few Miles & Pace stickers. (I love running related stickers!) I love the color of the hat and the tank top is super soft.  I am definitely impressed with the quality.  



The tank comes in several colors-- I love the purple! And how fun is that logo, Sunday Runday?! The fabric is run…

Carlsbad 5000 Recap

I received an e-mail a few months ago about the Carlsbad 5000 and thought to myself at the time, "I should run that." It's a Rock N Roll event and I know those are always fun! Then I forgot about it, put off registering but the week before, after learning several of my friends were running it and a serious case of FOMO, I signed up.  The Carlsbad 5000 also offers a All Day 20K option, but since I had waited to register, it was sold out.  I will be adding the 20K to my race schedule next year.




The Carlsbad 5000 has race day packet pickup, which I love.  I love running up in Carlsbad, but it is a little but of a drive for me, so this saves me from making the drive twice.  I headed up there early and found parking right away.  I met up with Smitha and we headed over to get our bibs.


There are 4 waves to the Carlsbad 5000-- the first one starts at 7:00am and the rest are staggered by time. My wave wasn't starting until 8:45am, so we had some time to spare.  Smitha and I me…

10 Things on a Tuesday

While some people celebrate Taco Tuesday, I like to celebrate all the things.  Here are 10 things I'm loving this week.


Working OutI love to run, but sometimes you need that extra push.  I get my extra push during sessions with a personal trainer.  Jenn at Sole Health and Wellness is awesome!  We meet at a park near the beach and I love that as my gym-- it's beautiful.  She pushes me to do better and I love the improvement I'm seeing in my runs. 

MedalsWho doesn't love bling?!  It's not the only reason I run, but it can be a great ending to a race.  Check out this awesome medal from my recent 5K, the Carlsbad 5000.  (the free beer was a nice perk too!)



BurritosI sometimes tease that I run so that I can eat.  Burritos are amongst my favorite post race foods and I'm lucky to live somewhere that has them everywhere.  If you've ever in San Diego, you need to try the Mexican food!

New SkirtsI recently discovered Spandits skirts and I'm in love.  I just received …

Friday Favorites and a Giveaway!

Life has been busy the past two weeks-- my Spring Break flew by and before I knew it, April is here.  I'm looking forward to a great month! (and of course, watching the Boston Marathon)  

Today's post is about some of my favorite things lately.

Running With Friends

Most of my runs are done solo, but it's so much more fun with friends.  I've been lucking enough to run a few times the past couple of weeks with friends.





Beach Days

Living in San Diego, sometimes I take the beach for granted.  I forget how relaxing and peaceful it can be.  I definitely need to go to the beach more often.




Photo Out-Takes

If you've tried to get an action shot when you're running, you know that sometimes you get some fun pictures that aren't great action shots.  My go-to prop is using a rock to prop up my phone and my self timer. 



Race Day Packet Pick-Up

I have a race this weekend and I love that I can get my packet on race morning.  The course is in a beautiful city, but it's about a 4…