Friday Favorite Five

Today’s post is sponsored by springtime running and small, fluffy animals. Enjoy! 1. How to get this stunning, wavy bob for your next wedding or event, via Hji.co.uk This updo requires long locks. If you don’t have that much hair, consider extensions. 2. The serious running brand with a preppy, New England style, via Well + Good […]

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Llewellyn Moon Signs Book + San Francisco Marathon!

Greetings, dear readers! Happy Friday! I have two fun things to share with you today and I hope they make you smile, wherever you are. The Wipro San Francisco Marathon—done!   The first announcement is that it’s done! I ran a marathon! Holy cow! I DID the San Francisco Marathon this past Sunday ~ success! […]

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Race Recap: Mermaid East Bay Run

When I signed up for the Mermaid East Bay Run many moons ago, I planned on doing their debut 18-mile race, called the Sirena18. But when my IT band started acting up a month ago, I knew that would be a poor choice, so I changed my race to the Half Marathon. I have the […]

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Race Recap: San Francisco Half Marathon

I’m happy to say my first half marathon was a success! Such a success, in fact, that I didn’t get any pictures! Well, I got two of the gorgeous sunrise. You know a race day bodes well when the sky looks like this at 7 a.m.: I took those two pictures, then left the camera […]

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Why Sun Salutations are Such a Great Running Warm-up

Sunrise by Kazuyanagae [CC-BY-SA-3.0 ] via Wikimedia Commons It’s common knowledge these days that dynamic warm-ups are much better for you than static stretching before running, which can cause more harm than good. Dynamic warm-ups boost your heart rate, actively engage your muscles and open your joints, and get your blood and endorphins flowing! Many runners, […]

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2011: Top Five Bests

Looking back at the year, the months seem like a swirl of running, biking, swimming, yoga, Pilates, writing, reading, and cooking. Good thing those are some of my most favorite activities! The year was also filled with some heavy, high emotions and deep, soul-searching (and soul-baring) moments in my meditation practice, my race training, my […]

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