Friday, April 18, 2014

Boston Strong

The Miles Back to Boston....
12 week training program tapering down... many emotions about going back to Boston or not going back to Boston. In my mind I keep saying...Been there, done that...BUT NOT the 2014 Boston Marathon...there will be nothing like it. A race of redemption for what happened to all of us in Boston last year. I can still hear the bombs. I can still see the mayhem unfold. I can still feel the fear of what will happen next. I can still remember wondering if my friends were OK & I certainly still feel the sadness and sympathy for everyone who was affected in Boston 2013....and that was all of us who were in the city on Marathon Monday.

3 days to Hopkinton...
THE RACE I have been thinking about for 1 year... 

I started this post before I decided to go back... after working through a decision process it was very clear to me that I needed to be in Boston on Patriots Day 2014 to RUN AS ONE with the world.

Much has happened in a year. I have learned to live authentically, true and be transparent.... 

You really ONLY get one chance at can be taken away in a minute!

Tomorrow I fly... off to Boston I go.  To be greeted by a city full of strength! I cannot wait to take that left turn onto Boylston! #Bostonstrong #Boston2014

Catch you in Boston!
<3 p="">Smellycents

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Follow Your Passion...Never Settle...

As the world do we. We grow older, wiser and smarter. We learn to let go of the "stuff" that doesn't matter and focus on the things that add value to our lives.  Family, friends and most important doing something WE LOVE.

I love people. I love fitness. I love being fit. I love watching people get fit. I love coaching people to achieve their goals. I think it is time I make "this" WHAT I DO.

Big changes in the works. Plotting.  :)

I like beer... :)

For now I am going continue to focus on the miles...and getting better.  The first 3 months of this year have been epic and life changing. I have learned much about myself and other people. Most importantly I have learned that I need to live authentically, be transparent and never give anyone a reason to question my integrity...  Focus on the positive and find good in every person you are blessed to cross paths with... don't judge others because everyone has a story.

The best thing about life....YOU get to pick your FANS!

Completed Races:

      • Lake Chabot half marathon, 3rd place (AG)
      • Catalina Marathon, 5th place (AG) HARD as a MOTHER!
      • She. Is. Beautiful 10K... back in the low 7 min mile range... 

Race Line Up:

      • RnR SF Half 4/6
      • Santa Cruz Half 4/13
      • Boston 4/21
      • June 1st, Diva Half, SF
      • July- Jungle Run, Los Altos
      • August 17th Lake Stevens Half Ironman
    • MORE to come!
Happy March Madness.... 

Drink Good Beer!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Finding My Inner Peace...

2012 was my year to lose the baggage and to get back to loving the sport...I didn't race hard...I just raced. It felt awesome!!!

Trail Hog! Age Group top 3! :)

Ragnar Ultra Team! Love my Girls!

The first half of 2012 I was looking for a purpose....ironman on tap with zero desire to commit to that distance...I dropped. I qualified for Boston...1 PR. 2012 wasn't about was all about clarity....finally I found it....

Post Race SF Half! :) 
The half marathon. I like it...NO, I love it! 2012 ended up being the year of the Half marathon...half racing...half way to a new year. I also realized what the sport of running does for my completes me. I have made some very good friends along the journey to where I am today. I was able to let go of the negative junk that was clogging my head...wasting my mind space. I was finally able to breath again. I ran a lot of miles and did a lot of reflecting.

My race year recap:

  • 15 half marathons (started trail running too!)
  • 1 full
  • Ragnar ultra relay
  • 4 Adventure runs
  • 0 triathlons ;)
  • 1 finalized divorce (the hardest race of my life...)


Here's to a great year with my running people! Who get the same feeling I get at the start, finish and during the race. Who get ME!
This year promises many races...
I believe this is the year for PR's!! 

It also represents a new beginning with a meaningful vision for me...leaving the past where it belongs 
and making new friendships! 

Happy New Year! 
May you find motivation to get off your ass and to do something good for your body! Pick a race...find a friend...step out of your comfort zone...

Commit to the FINISH!