The first time I ran over 3 miles was in February 2012. I moved to San Francisco the year before, so with very little knowledge of the city (and very few friends for that matter!) I started running as a way to explore. I downloaded a half-marathon training schedule to use as my guide and I began training for my first race. I ran the first half of the San Francisco Marathon in 2012 and it is still one of my best memories ever. I had so much fun at the race and was determined to train for a full marathon.

My first full marathon was the Napa Valley Marathon on March 3, 2013. At mile 22 I said (out loud) why the #@%!! am I doing this? I really thought I would never want to run another marathon. Until I crossed the finish line. That’s the thing with running- once you start you don’t want to give up, no matter how hard it is sometimes!

I am a recreational runner and only competitive with myself. I want to continue to improve my endurance, time, speed etc… but mostly I want to run because I love it (and I love medals!). I am amazed by people who run 6 min/mile as well as those who are running their very first miles. At the end of the day, what matters is that we are continually striving to be the version of ourselves we want to be.

I started this blog to track my training and as an outlet for all things running. I talk about running and marathons way more than I think most people would like to hear about. So this is a great place to get all of that out and maybe connect with a few others who enjoy my passion as much as I do!

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    • You can get hooked on a full marathon too! I’ve only run one so far, but now I want to try it again and hopefully finish a little faster. I love the half marathon distance though-its long enough to challenge you but doesn’t take nearly as big a toll on your body!

  1. I ran my first full marathon of April 2013 and I totally understand what you mean by loving it when you were finished. I did mind exercises to keep me thinking positive throughout the whole experience. I cried when it was done too, just because I was so sad it was over. I wanted to do it again. I love to run to explore places. I’ll definitely be doing that in different areas of Dubai when I move there. I’m going to join a running club too. It’s a good way to meet people.

    • I wanted to cry during! But then when I crossed the finish line I felt awesome! I felt a little post-race depression and signed up for a half marathon just 3 weeks later. My body was so not ready but I did it anyway πŸ™‚ It will be so exciting to run in Dubai! You should definitely join a running club. It would probably be very motivating. I don’t know very many runners myself; it would be a great way to meet others who share your interests.

  2. I love your attitude toward running. I don’t think it’s possible to talk about running too much. Can’t wait to read more!

  3. I look forward to reading your blog! You’re pretty local (I am in Sonoma County). I thank you for your words on the SF marathon! It will be my first half. I am nervous, but excited.

    • Awesome, I love visiting Sonoma! I will probably be running the SF marathon again next year as well, how can I not when it is so close to home? Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog! πŸ™‚

  4. I lived in the Bay area for 8 years and loved it out there! I ran Bay to Breakers a few times but never the SF marathon. It’s on my bucket list though. One of these days….

    • I’ve never run Bay 2 Breakers actually! You should definitely run SF one day, if not the full at least the first half…running over the Golden Gate is surreal! Thanks for stopping by!

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