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May The Course Be With You

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Today has already been a very fun day … and it’s not even noon yet. After I spent the day completely wrecked yesterday after I ran the Star Wars 10K (dunno why, I just keep sleeping and eating and sleeping all day), I woke up refreshed and ready to run the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon … which would complete the Rebel Challenge of running the 10K and the Half Marathon back to back. I got to take some fun photos along the way, I got to see NEW backstage/behind the scenes areas of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (the course was much different from previous races) and I was met by a group of my dear Sons of Anakin SC friends at the finish line … which has made today the best day ever! More »

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Running Back To You

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Lots to update today … last night, at long last — after many, many years of waiting — I finally got to see Vanessa Williams live in concert. I’ve been a fan of Vanessa since the early 90s and have always wanted to see her in concert. Because I’m staying in Anaheim, CA this weekend for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland, I have a room here for the weekend. So after I ran the Star Wars 5K in the morning, I had to drive north all the way into the valley to see Vanessa in concert at California State University Northridge. THEN I had to drive all the way back down to Anaheim so that I could run the Star Wars 10K this morning. So busy but so fun. More »

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Racing Toward A Fun ‘Star Wars’ Weekend

So, this weekend is going to be a crazy fun one for me. It’s the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and, as you may know, I signed up to run the inaugural Star Wars 5K, Star Wars 10K and Star Wars Half Marathon (running the 10K and the half makes me eligible for The Rebel Challenge race as well). Yesterday evening, I made my way to Anaheim to pick up my race materials for the weekend, grab some food, check in to my hotel and then attend the Wookie Welcome Party inside Disneyland to get the weekend started right. More »

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The Last Race Of 2014 (I Think)

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A few days ago, I was reminded that I had signed up a few weeks ago for the Holiday Half Marathon 5K race and when my alarm went off this morning, I was really reminded that the time had come to run the race. I was hoping to squeeze in at least one more race before the year was over and thankfully, this 5K race fit the bill. I was originally planning to run the full half marathon but in the ended, I decided a 5K was good enough so … earlier today, I ran one of my fastest 5Ks to round out a year of races for 2014. More »

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The Avengers Half Marathon: Age Of Ultrent

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Welp, I did it … another half marathon in the books. Earlier this morning (WAY earlier) I woke up to run the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at Disneyland and I had a really fun time … well, mostly a really fun time. The Santa Ana winds were so intense this morning tho that the race was much more challenging than I was expecting. I probably inhaled about 5 pounds of blowing dirt and I surely got wind debris in all of my exposed orifices but the wind did keep the temps very cool and that helped make the run not hot and miserable so … it all evened out. Guess what … I have photos to share below, if you’re interested ;) More »

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Avengers Assemble . . . For The Inaugural Avengers 5K At Disneyland

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So, yeah, I had myself quite a busy past 24 hours … in that time, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to pick up my race materials for the inaugural Avengers Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland, I checked into my cheapie hotel, I met up and hung out with my BFFs Darion and Courtney at Disneyland and I ran the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes 5K Race … and it ain’t even noon yet. All of these things were very fun — especially the 5K which was the funnest 5K race I’ve run to date. I have a lot of photos to share, I hope you like :D More »

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Going Out On A High Note

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And so … my 10th and very likely final marathon is in the books. Yesterday, I ran the NYC Marathon and had a mostly amazing, oftentimes freezing, mostly windy time running the streets of NYC. My day started at 4:20 AM when I had to get ready and make my way to the bus that would take me to Staten Island where I would wait in the bitter, windy cold for 4 hours before I got to start the race. Once I was off and running, I really took my time to savor the experience. I saw beloved friends along the route, met PITNB readers and basked in cheers, love and high fives from the New Yorkers lining the streets who came out to support the runners. It was an experience I won’t ever, ever forget. More »

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Miler Mornings, Horror Nights

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With one week left to go before I run the New York Marathon next weekend, I had one last race to run here in SoCal ahead of my big race. I made my way down to Huntington Beach, CA for the Surf City 10 Miler race early yesterday morning for one last long run along the Pacific Ocean. The rest of my day was spent recovering on the couch … and it was glorious. Last night, I was invited by a group of friends to attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios and even tho I hate hate HATE haunted houses, I bit the bullet for last night’s event and had a super fun, thankfully not-too-scary night with some great friends. More »

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Nailed It

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Yesterday morning, after only a few hours of sleep, I made my way to San Dimas, CA to run the annual Spooktacular Half Marathon as part of my training for the upcoming New York Marathon in a couple of weeks. I wanted to test the theory that I could run the half marathon without having to do much training beforehand. I know it sounds like a terribly unwise idea but I wanted to see if I was up to the task of running a half marathon a month and a half after I ran my last half marathon. Thankfully I was successful and I didn’t, you know, die in the process. More »

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Please Help Me Reach My Goal

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It’s getting down to the wire for me and I must put out the call, one more time, for your help. As you may know, I’m running the New York Marathon in a little over a month (yikes!!) and I’m fundraising for an amazing NYC organization called Team For Kids. I’m SO close to my fundraising goal and I’m hoping YOU will help me reach my goal. All you have to do is click HERE and donate as little or a MUCH as you can to help a really great organization fund an exceptional fitness program for kids. Running has changed my life for the better, Team For Kids wants to teach kids how to change their lives for the better as well. More »

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