• 2013,  California,  California International Marathon,  Fitness,  Running,  Sacramento

    Race Recap: California International Marathon

    I am a Marathoner! This has been a long time coming, so please bear with me as this recap will most likely be a mini novela! Earliest wake-up call known to man!  So I knew I had to be at the Parentals by 4:45AM to make it to the bus by 5:15AM. It was imperative that I get my breakfast on and have time to make sure I had all my gear, nutrition, and hydration in place. So, bright and freakin’ early I was up. AM, yeah that’s right! As I have been doing for the last four months, I wake up with enough time to eat breakfast and poop (TMI, but…

  • 2013,  Blue Diamond Growers,  California International Marathon,  Christmas,  Fitness,  Running,  Work

    Busiest Week Possible, No Biggie…

    How dare a marathon get in the way of the busiest week of the entire year. Isn’t it Murphy’s law, that anything that can happen, will. Well, that is exactly how the week leading up to my FIRST marathon was turning out to me. So, knowing that I always get to host our December Girls Night, I make it a point to have my decorations up and a tree looking gorgeous the weekend after Thanksgiving. This along with my running schedule, made it more stressful this year, but I was not letting my girls down. It’s not that I have a huge amount of decorations, but on top of decorating,…

  • 2013,  California,  California International Marathon,  Health,  Running,  Sacramento

    Get Your CIM On!

    Oh hey, by the way – I’m running my first marathon! I don’t know when or how I decided 30 was a year I would run the infamous runner’s holy grail…the “marathon”. Granted, know that I am aware of Ultra’s, this really isn’t the holy grail. But for the average runner, the non-deranged that is, this is as good as it gets. Apparently, 30 is a big deal, so why not commit to something BIG during my celebratory year? I could have swore that I already posted this to the blog, but I guess I was incorrect. Many, many months ago, I signed up for the 2013 California International Marathon. I signed…