Half Riots In Berkeley? Moooo!

I have been training for the Berkeley Half Marathon, which takes place tomorrow. The city of Berkeley hasn’t had a major footrace since, well, forever as far as I know. This one should prove interesting though. For those of you unfamiliar with thee San Francisco Bay Area, you basically can’t drive around the block without …

Race Report: Swimming the California International Marathon

Yesterday I ran (swam) the California International Marathon, a race from Folsom to Sacramento. It was my tenth completed marathon since I ran my first marathon in July of 2009. I had gone to great lengths to prepare for this marathon. Since the middle of summer, I upped my training to run more weekly miles, …

Taking it to the Next Level – Juno Fitness Bootcamp

A few months ago my old friend Juliet posted about a nighttime boot camp at her fitness studio on her Facebook. She was holding a weekly one hour intensive workout at Juno Fitness. I had always trained alone, or at gym classes at high school and in college. While I have received some advice and …

Race Report – Napa Valley Ragnar

Last weekend I was one of eleven runners on the team The Ministry of Silly Runs for the Napa Valley Ragnar relay race. I was runner #2. The Ragnar Relay is 200-mile (give r’ take) relay race with twelve runners per team. Each runner runs 3 legs, and the race generally takes anywhere from 24 …