2014 Wrap-up

What a year!  In January, I decided 2014 was my comeback year to run a half marathon, a full marathon and a few shorter races in between.  I also wanted to see if I was still capable to achieve a personal best in any of the races I ran – somewhat of a lofty goal I realized […]

My NYC Marathon Experience

BEST. RACE. EVER. It’s been a few days since the marathon – my body aches already gone but the runner’s high still lingering. What a phenomenal experience! Being surrounded by thousands of amazing runners, volunteers, spectators , and fabulous entertainment was so exhilirating, it made me ignore the occasional 30mph winds blowing me in every […]

T – 2 days

The past three weeks were somewhat of a blur. I completed my second 20 miler and topped my weekly mileage to 43 miles. Then my mileage quickly dropped off as I tried to recover from a dreadful cough which lasted for 1.5 weeks. The cough is now gone but I feel exhausted from my daily […]

Starstruck

Just another ordinary early Saturday morning. Up at 5am to get ready for a 6:30 run with the Chicago marathon training group. It was my first 20 miler for the training season. I was sort of dreading this day since all week I had this nagging soreness in my right foot probably due to the […]

Running with the “Elites”

This is what it must feel like to run with the elites… Actually, let me rephrase – I should say instead of “with”, to run “behind” the elites.  For the past two weekend runs, I’ve ran with the Chicago marathon training group which is composed of mostly fast-paced runners of the San Diego track club. […]