Fire Wife’s 1st 10k

Today I went with my best friend the “firewife” to pick up her race packet for a local 10k that is tomorrow morning (how strange it was picking up a race packet and it wasn’t for me). But did I mention this is her very 1st 10k. She is super nervous and so excited all in one. I wish her all the best. Run like the wind. I will be at the finish line cheering her on. I am so proud of her. You trained for this, I have no doubt you will finish strong. I heart you to the moon and back.

Outraged Tutu Wearing Runner

As most of you have probably read around the internet or on the news about a woman Monika who ran the LA Marathon and SELF magazine had emailed Monika for permission to use her picture in SELF magazine in an upcoming issue. But poor Monika didn’t know her picture would be degrading not only herself but other fellow runners who enjoy running in tutus as myself. What really bothers me about this is that Monika wore this outfit for a reason, to be strong because Monika has brain cancer and was going through radiation and continued to run the LA Marathon.
I for one have never bought or ever picked up SELF magazine. Now I know why. This magazine is suppose to be a uplifting woman’s magazine. #lameselfmagazine
Moms Run This Town is donating to GOTRSD for every instagram post with the following.
Do you like running in tutus as much as I do??
BELOW are some links
Article about Monika
Glam Runner (company owned by Monika, proceeds of tutus go to GOTRSD)
Glam Runner Facebook page
Girls On The Run San Diego DONATION
Girls on The Run San Diego
Girls on The Run San Diego Facebook page

6 years ago to a year ago

The date March 23rd has a good thing attached to it and another it has sadness attached to it. The good part is I ran my 1st half marathon 1 year ago today with one of my closest friends by my side. The sad part about this date is my Nana passed away Easter Sunday 6 years ago on March 23, 2008.
This date was always hard for me to deal with before last year. Once I ran that half marathon I know she was there with me the entire time. I now look at March 23rd as a date of accomplishment rather then dwell over my sadness over my grandmother’s passing. I know she would want me to finally be happy rather then sad.
10 months after running my 1st half marathon I went on to run my 1st marathon. It’s amazing how far a person can come with just one race just 1 year ago. I know my Nana would be so proud of me.