The Innocence of Running

Before I continue with my other race recaps, I thought it would be a nice break to talk about a different topic altogether. When I first picked up running, I was naïve and running back then was totally innocent. I remember walking into a general sports store (a SportsChek or something) and grabbing a pair […]

Dopey Challenge – Day 4: the Marathon

Finally, the last day of the Dopey Challenge arrived. I call it the final crowning glory day of the RunDisney race weekend in Disneyworld. This is normally the toughest day of all. Not only because of the actual mileage, but also because of having to wake up before 3:30am four days in a row. Heading […]

Disney’s Coast to Coast Challenge – Day 2

[Continued from Disney Coast to Coast Challenge – Day 1] On Day 2, the day of the half marathon, I was excited like a little kid going to Disneyland for the first time. I woke up without an alarm. I was so eager to get to the start line, so I changed into my running gear […]

MEC Vancouver Race Series #4

To continue on my earlier blog post (re: the North Face Whistler Half Marathon), I ran the MEC Vancouver Race Series #4 Half Marathon race this past Sunday following Saturday’s Whistler Half Marathon. MEC stands for Mountain Equipment Co-Op and they have retail stores all over Canada. Their races are known to be low-key, no frills/medals type […]

The North Face Whistler Half Marathon

On the weekend of June 4th and June 5th, I completed another double – that is, 2 back to back halfs. This was my 4th attempt at completing a double. I like the challenge. However, I picked one of the hottest weekend to run them. My first race was the North Face Whistler Half Marathon, […]

100th Half Marathon

Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know? Nearly three years ago this July, I joined the Half Fanatics running club. I thought it would be cool to be a member. At that time, I had about maybe […]

#99 – My Last Double Digit Half

My decision to run the Whidbey Island Half Marathon this past weekend was a hasty one. I couldn’t decide; should I take a week off or should I continue my streak (of running back to back weekends). In the end, I was so glad I ran because it was a very nice course on a […]

My 95th Half Marathon – Sporty Divas

There is a saying that goes “variety is the spice of life” – for sure that can be said about the different kinds of races I have done. This past weekend, I ran a half marathon with about 35 people in total, which also included the 10KM runners; and yet, I have run in even […]

The First Spring Race of 2016 – My 94th Half

Meadows and Lakes…does it sound poetic? Oh, how fortunate I am to have run my last few races around meadows and lakes! This past Sunday, the half marathon I did took place in a suburb of Vancouver called Pitt Meadows. With a name like that, I can’t help but think about the beauty of spring. However, […]

Geoduck Gallop Half Marathon

The name of this race sounded so cute when I first heard it, and it seemed like I was going to race at SeaWorld or somewhere similar! However, there is a history behind the Geoduck Gallop, which is hosted by the Evergreen State College (whose team mascot is the Speedy the Geoduck). The original race […]