Half marathons and how I love to hate them…


For some unknown reason, I keep signing up (and running) half marathons. My first was in 2012, then I did two in 2013, and one each year since. My next one is the Capitola Half this coming Sunday. I love the idea of half marathons. I love being able to say “oh, I’m training for a [...]

Jaybird BlueBuds vs Plantronics Backbeat Fit


I love listening to music while I run, and for years I’ve run using basic Apple EarPods (the ones that come with iPhones). Overall, I love these as they are light, fit well in my ears, rarely come out, and don’t cause any pain even when worn for hours. However, I have one big issue [...]

My favorite running music

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A friend recently asked me to share my running playlist. It’s eclectic, like my music tastes tend to be, and it’s pretty long. It’s alphabetized by artist, but I usually put it on shuffle.  Also, since Taylor Swift isn’t on Spotify, her songs are missing from this list… Enjoy!

target pace or target heart rate?


Every time I sign up for race, I come up with a training plan. I’ve done this since my first 1/2 marathon, and I did it then because I really had no idea what I was doing without a plan, and thought I needed the focus of having a plan. Without it, I don’t think I would [...]