Carlsbad Half Marathon (1:37.30)
Carlsbad Half Marathon (1:37.30)

LOL. My slowest half marathon in over a decade. I knew going into the Carlsbad Half Marathon would not be pretty. I’m not sure I fully anticipated my slowest half marathon in a decade, but it is what it is. I know I gave it my best for the day.

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me swimming
December Training Recap: A Lot of Driving and a Lot of Swimming

Whew, Happy New Year.

December flew by. Maybe it was because I spent half of the month driving to and from Los Angeles. That paid off, and I am starting the New Year relatively injury-free. As most people know, I took a nasty fall in November. (I tripped over cats). This led to some of the most serious pain I’ve ever had. For about three weeks, I couldn’t do much without pain.

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me running
November Training: It Was Great…until it wasn’t

I had written “negative training logs.” Training logs where you admit you’re injured, or you are injured. I’ve been blogging since 2010, and somehow they never get easier. Anyway, November started off great. I thought I was finally getting into “running shape.” I ran a 1:29 half marathon on a fairly difficult course.

me running

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Netic Health
Online Physical Therapy with Netic Health

Over the last few months, I’ve been working with Netic Health. Originally I began using it while living in Napa Valley. My IT Bands became tight, and I had no place to turn. I found Netic Health as an easy resource for me to use in the comfort of my own home. Especially because during the time, much of California was still shut down.

When living in New Jersey (and even now looking back at life in NorCal), I was always close enough to drive to meet a PT in person. Now, living in the desert, I have to drive at least 70 miles to get out of the desert to get quality care. Sadly the coyotes or cacti don’t offer it. Even if you aren’t driving far, you can schedule Netic Health around your own busy needs and life. We all have busy lives and finding time to make a doctor’s appointment sometimes becomes the least of our priorities.

Over the summer, when the owners of Netic Health, Mathias and Louis, reached out to me, I was excited to try it.

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Run Local Santa Barbara Half Marathon (1:29.12) ME RUNNING
Run Local Santa Barbara Half Marathon (1:29.12)

I’ve wanted to get to Santa Barbara for a few months now, and the Run Local Santa Barbara Half Marathon seemed like a perfect excuse. As many people know, the last few years of running have not been great for me. Being quite frank, I just haven’t run well and haven’t been able to get out of the plateau I’ve been in since 2018.

I’ve often wondered, “will I ever run under 1:30 again”? Technically my time at the San Francisco Half Marathon was under 1:30, but we went the wrong way, and I ended up with a 1:31. That didn’t help the cause, and it felt like the harder I trained, the further I got from 1:30. Read More

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