Monday, November 17, 2014

La Porte by the Bay Half marathon 2014: Race Report

What's better than a race report? Yup you got it! A video report so you can relive the race with me. Check it out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I'm throwing away all my PR's!


Yup, I'm throwing away all my PR's! A PR is a personal record for a certain distance that one gets after finishing a race.   These are times you set when you run your first race and try to bring down after each successive race.




Here are my PR's:
  • Marathon: 4:21:50
  • 1/2 Mar: 1:50:34 
  • 30k: 3:10:22 
  • 25k: 2:35:11 
  • 10k: 46:52 
  • 5k: 22:59
  • 4mi: 33:17 
  • 2mi: 15:20 
  • 1mi: 6:49
So why am I throwing away my PR's? Well the reasoning behind it began in May when I started having some serious back issues. It hurt to drive, to sit, to stand, to MOVE, and it took me out of any kind of activity for that whole month of May, the WORST.  It was a pretty awful case of sciatica and literally a pain in my ass. I saw a gamut of doctors, got me some pain meds, did lots of yoga and 5 months later things started to slowly get better. Currently the pain is off and on and much better than before so I decided to get my training back on track. Nowadays my average pace is in the 12's or 13's, with lots of walk breaks and I'm usually one of the last ones to finish at the group runs. I was getting down on myself but today on my run I decided to start anew by not focusing so much on what I did and start focusing on what I can do now. So goodbye old PR's you were fun but it's time for us to part ways. 

I guess I better schedule my next race because once I cross that finish line I'll have a new PR to beat. 

Happy Running!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Alexander's Baby Shower


I'm going to be an uncle!!! So excited that Alexander will be coming into our lives sometime in November. He will be one spoiled little dude for sure!  Here's the video I took of his baby shower. Good times with my awesome family.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Santa Hustle 2012

Have you ever raced in a costume? The Santa Hustle Half Marathon is one of those races where nearly everyone is running in a costume since the race provides you with a Santa running costume with your registration. This was my first race to break 2 hours for half marathon and I had a lot of fun doing it. 

Check out my Santa Hustle half marathon gopro video below. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sabine Causeway 5k 2014

The Golden Triangle Strutters had a good amount of Strutters at the race and on the course to cheer on the Sabine Causeway 5k runners! I brought my GoPro out and edited my footage. Enjoy!
Join us on our runs every Monday and Wednesday at 7pm.
Its free and you get 15% off your yogurt purchases after the run. We meet at the Orange Leaf Beaumont location on Delaware and Dowlen.
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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Who Says Running isn't any fun?

Definitely not me! I enjoy running and even though I'm on the injured list due to my back issues, I can't wait to get back into it. Check out the video I made "3 YEARS OF GOPRO Running" It's a compilation of most if not all of my races. I think it came out pretty good. Let me know what you think of it.


Happy Running!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Sport Hooks Review and Giveaway.

So you just ran your first 26.2 miles and right after crossing the finish line you are given your coveted medal. This medal represents the amount of training, sacrifice, dedication that you have to put into your marathon training. As you go on to do more races and collect more medals each one of them tell a story and they deserve better than to be tossed in a drawer or shoe box never to be seen again. Your medals should be displayed proudly so that you can look upon them and let the medals bring you back to mile 1, mile 12, or mile 20. Sport Hooks by Heavy Medalz gives you some great options for medal displays to showcase your medals.


I chose the "NEVER GIVE UP" Sport Hooks medal display. It's a well made medal display that has 10 hooks which hold 3 medals each. They also sell add-on hooks for those that have a ton of bling.  My medal display cost $63.95 which was just about the same as other medal racks out there.

Magical Designs


Boston Marathon Designs


Spartan Race Designs


There are many other designs, jewelry, and stickers to choose from along with the ability to do your own customized medal displays. Check them all out HERE

You can get your own Sport Display by heading over to their website www.heavymedalz.com and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter to see more of their latest designs.

GIVEAWAY!!

Sport Hooks has generously offered one of my lucky readers a five-hook or ten-hook medal rack of your choice! Any sport, any style. (Just not the custom Disney ones as those are hand-painted to order) To enter, click on the Rafflecopter pic below.

Giveaway runs through June 23, 2014. The giveaway is only available to residents of the continental United States. Please follow the rules on the Rafflecopter application below to enter. I will be checking to make sure if you've commented, retweeted, shared, etc..