30 for 30

In march I will be turning 30. Yes that’s right the big 3-0!!! Crazy! I never thought I would turn 30! It just seems so old and grown up. The other day I registered for a race in april and the confirmation said age on race day: 30. That was the first time it really hit me. I will actually be 30 soon! 


So to celebrate turning 30 next year I plan to accomplish 30 different things throughout the year! 30 for 30! Some of them are big things others are small.  I plan to write about them as I finish them and can’t wait to share the adventure. So here is the list

1 complete a Triathlon

2 earn my masters degree 

3 complete a marathon

4 try something new

5 hike part of the pct

6 jump waterfalls

7 do a pub crawl

8 get a puppy

9 run a Ragnar trail 

10 do a harry potter marathon 

11 got to 30 breweries

12 travel somewhere new

13 run to the 44

14 go camping with my dog

15 write 30 encouraging letters

16 get a massage

17 go to yoga class

18 see 30 different animals 

19 go to 30 cities 

20 see 30 bridges

21 do a 30 mile bike ride

22 play slots 

23 eat at 30 donut shops

24 do a full 30 day workout

25 go on a multi day road trip

26 see a play or concert 

27 watch all the rocky movies

28 spend money on something ridiculous but wanted 

29 learn something new 

30 get a tattoo

Some of these are pretty big goals so hopefully I am able yo accomplish all of them. I am particularly worried about training for and running a marathon! Wish me luck! 

PARIS

We are on our way to Paris!! Sorry for the lack of blogs recently its been a busy season! I promise lots of updates coming soon. 

Race Recap: Pacific Crest Half Marathon

I had such a great weekend in Sunriver, Oregon. As many of you remember the half marathon I had planned for Memorial Day weekend was canceled. As one of my goals for the year is to finish 4 half marathons, … Continue reading

Monte Rio and Jenner

A Couple weekends ago, I went to meet my parents on the Sonoma Coast. They came up to do the Monte Rio Olympic distance triathlon. I drove out Saturday night after my shift. The drive was dark but was beautiful … Continue reading

When the run sucks

I can’t be the only one that has horrible runs sometimes. It probably happens more often than I like to admit. Today I was supposed to run 10 miles but only got 7 in. The first few were fine, the normal walls but nothing significant.

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Around mile 5 I was really starting to feel it. I pushed through the mental blocks which is never easy, and then my legs kept screaming. I felt like I was 1000 lbs trying to run. Every step was crap. After the 7 miles I was supposed to repeat a 3 mile loop but decided I needed to stop. I stopped and walked 2 more miles before I got in my car.

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Instead of being depressed that I didn’t finish the 10 miles I decided to be proud hat I finished 7! A year ago I would not have been able to do that. Then I started looking at what my run possibly suck so I can make sure the next is better.

-I didn’t eat very well this week. Fueling my body is super important. I didn’t really eat breakfast either. Always a mistake.

-sleep: I have been working nights so I didn’t sleep very well last night.

-pace: I have been working on pushing my pace and I have gotten used to trying to push it a little. I definitely did the first mile too quick.

-intervals: for my long runs I usually do 5:1 intervals, today I decided to do mile:1 intervals. With all the other problems I should have stuck to what I know.

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I’m thankful that I have enough weeks before my half that shorter bad runs don’t throw off my training completely! Hopefully next week is better!

What do you do to get through bad runs? How do you get over it and move on?

Ragnar Relay So Cal 2016

Another successful Ragnar Relay! This time I was on the Ragnaliens team! My van consisted of some pretty amazing people, me, my mom, my dad, my cousin Cameron, friends TC, and Melissa. We had such a fun team of people. … Continue reading

Ready for Ragnar SoCal

Ragnar-SoCal

This will be my third Ragnar So Cal! I’m so excited this year I am on the Ragnaliens team! My dad has been on it every year while my mom and I have been part of team tough chik. This year we are all on the same team.

This week has been all about packing and getting my stuff ready for the race. So here I am about a week early with everything I need. I added some fun stuff too!  As we are the Ragnaliens I had to find some glowing, alienish stuff to bring and wear, plus all the normal Ragnar essentials!

Here is my packing list:
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Clothes for each leg in a separate bag:
Shirt, shorts, socks, sports bra, skirt, and calf sleeves
Plus shoes

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Clothes for between legs:
Strapless dress for changing
Leggings
Sweatpants
Sandals
Comfy sports bra

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Night gear:
Vest
Headlight
Taillight
Extra fun lights
Wonder woman onesie

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Sleeping gear:
Hammock
Blanket
Socks
Pillow

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Electronics:
Garmin
Chargers: phone, garmins, car charger
Phone
Ipad

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Random:
Water bottle
Nuun
Fruit snacks
Food
Fun alien stuff
Momentum bracelets
Road Id
Chicks that bracelet

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I think that is it, but if you want more tips and tricks from my previous Ragnar experiences  you can check out my other posts. Ragnar Napa Valley  Ragnar Relay SoCal