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To say that I’m ready is an understatement…

Let me start from the beginning (of 2012). During the first half of this year, I really struggled with running. The first three races of the year were half marathons I promised myself to train hard for, and all turned out to be complete flops. I wasn’t motivated. I wasn’t excited about my daily runs. And I certainly was lacking the kick in the a$$ I needed to train for my first full 26.2 in two years – the New York City Marathon – later in the year. I knew that running was a privilege and I was lucky to be “one of those people” who could head out for a casual 10 mile run, but I had started to take it all for granted.

Additionally, I had felt myself getting slower and less confident despite the successful weekly mileage I was able to piece together from time to time. I had a glimmer of hope for SFM since I knew the course and I knew my fellow Ambassadors would make it a fun weekend, but did not put in the right amount of training for the race (the first half marathon) and I had to settle for “not racing” expectations and treated it as my first long training run for NYCM.

In looking back at my NYCM training, July 29th turned out to be the definitive moment when my running mojo took a turn for the best. For the second year, I found myself in San Francisco for SFM and, as an Ambassador for the race, I found myself surrounded by […]

By |October 31st, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on On Running Happy

Getting Worthy Down Under

New Blog Post: Getting Worthy Down Under...
By |October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on Getting Worthy Down Under

Congratulations, 2013 Ambassador Team!

This year we received a record number of Ambassador applications!  A special thank-you to EVERYONE who applied for the Ambassador program, we’re endlessly appreciative to the leaders in this running community.  These 40 enthusiastic runners below are the best of the best, from all over the U.S, ready to lead 25,000 SF Marathoners to the finish line.  Congratulations to our 2012-2013 team:

Albert Pham
Aletta Kennedy
Alisyn Gularte
Alyssa Yell
Anthony So
Aron Eichhorn
Beki Berrey
Bruce Ahlf
Celia Kujala
Charlene Ragsdale
Charlie Johnston
Christopher Kovalchick
Christopher Malenab
Courtney Alev
Daniela Vasquez
David Pierson
Elise Nelson
Emily Favret
Heather Gonzalez
Holly Batchelder
Jane Keegan
Jon Turner
Josephine Rodgers
Joshua Snow Hansen
Keith Schlottman
Kelsey Godfrey
Kristin Tarr
Kristina Murphy
Laura Baldwin
Laura Langerwerf
Lauren Hipp
Lauren Wilke
Libby Jones
Luis Bueno
Mark Hagan
Mary Kelly Persyn
Meg Gudgeirsson
Paulette Ference
Peter Rabover
Ryan Novack
Westley Lashley

By |October 1st, 2012|Categories: Latest News||Comments Off on Congratulations, 2013 Ambassador Team!

Grand Canyon Report: Rim to (almost) Rim to Rim.

New Blog Post from Staff Blogger Jojo: Grand Canyon Report: Rim to (almost) Rim to Rim.
By |September 24th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Grand Canyon Report: Rim to (almost) Rim to Rim.

The Grand Canyon

New Blog Post from Staff Blogger Jojo: Going to the Grand Canyon!
By |September 20th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on The Grand Canyon

“Wait, why are you swimming?”

Staff Blogger Jojo: Wait, why are you swimming?
By |August 31st, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on “Wait, why are you swimming?”

The Road to Bear

New Post from Ambassador Peter: The Road to Bear
By |August 30th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on The Road to Bear

Going to TransRockies!

New Post from Staff Blogger Jojo: TransRockies
By |August 10th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Going to TransRockies!

Mapping the Next Adventure

Staff Blogger Jojo: Mapping the Next Adventure
By |August 9th, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on Mapping the Next Adventure

The 50-Something…

New Post From Staff Blogger Jojo: The 50-Something (A Worth The Hurt 52.4 Recap)
By |August 2nd, 2012|Categories: Latest News, Uncategorized||Comments Off on The 50-Something…