Monthly Archives: October 2010

City of Roses-Part 2! Portland Race Report

I ended my last post with a recap of the weekend leading up to the Portland Marathon. As you can imagine, Pam and I were exhausted after all of the time we spent at the Race Director's College and Portland Marathon Expo. But when we woke up bleary eyed Sunday morning, we decided there was no turning back. I did my typical Race morning rituals and threw on my Big Sur Marathon Poncho- it was POURING out, and thankfully Wally (Race Director of the Big Sur Marathon) had given Libby and I ponchos to run in. Lifesaver.
By |October 15th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off

Visiting the City of Roses- Part 1

Last weekend Pam and I flew up to Portland for a handful of festivities surrounding the Portland Marathon.  Pam attended the annual Race Director’s College, I worked at the Expo, and we both ran on Sunday morning!  It was a busy- but amazing- trip.  I grew up in Seattle, my sister went to college just outside of Portland, my parents now live in Oregon, and I was at the race last year, so I’m no stranger to Portland.

We got in really late Wednesday night, and the RD’s College began early Thursday morning.  Pam’s not one to text message all that often, but she was sending them at rapid speed, “Come to the Volunteer Session at 10:30″, “Race Director from Marine Corp Marathon is on the panel- he is Hilarrriouss”, ” Have the best idea for the Kid’s Run”.  A couple hours later I met her at the Multnomah Athletic Club for the Volunteers Panel.  Looking around, I saw a bunch of familiar faces- The Big Sur Marathon staff, Lake Tahoe Marathon Race Director (sidenote- I met this Race Director during my undergrad when some classmates drove up to volunteer for his race- many years later we laugh about that),  Race Central (timing company), shirt vendors, etc.  I also had a couple moments where I saw a person’s name on the name card in front of them and had to rack my mind about what we were emailing about a couple weeks ago…  Each member of the panel talked about their experiences with volunteerism, how to celebrate them at our events, etc.  It was so cool to hear each Race Director’s experience- each person had such drastically different methods.

After the session, I went for a quick run […]

By |October 14th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off

Bouncing back from injury

Running is hard. Training is hard work, logging countless miles, testing speed, stamina, endurance. But for me the only thing that's harder is NOT running. For the past 3 weeks I’ve been on the injury list. It’s one I’ve been on before, and I hate to say this time probably won’t be my last. My “injury of choice”? IT Band Syndrome. It flares up every so often and the only thing I’ve found will help me heal is to stop training and just patiently wait for the pain to stop.
By |October 6th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off

The long road to recovery

It’s been a long time since my last blog post. I guess we have a lot of catching up to do… Back in July we had a couple visitors in town. About 24,000 to be exact. Some brought their families, too, others brought friends, some came alone. Anyway, we had a blast hanging out with everyone, really, but that many visitors can keep a person busy.
By |October 5th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off

Long Beach Marathon Course Tour!

In preparation for the Long Beach Marathon, I figured I would pay a visit to our friends down at Run Racing. Ironically I arrived exactly 26 days before the big day- and we had 26 miles to cover over the next 2 days! Danica and I had so much fun on her visit to San Francisco, she’s like my “job twin”, we both love Social Media, Marketing, Community Outreach, etc. We’ve had a lot of fun bouncing ideas back and forth since the last trip, so it seemed like a good time to reunite down in her neck of the woods.
By |October 4th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized||Comments Off