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Half #14 here I come

Yes, it’s that time again: the week leading up to a half marathon, the San Diego Rock N Roll Half marathon to be exact. I’m not going to lie; I’m pretty excited about it. I didn’t race at all this month and I’ve been missing the racing atmosphere terribly. Maybe that’s why I’ve been doing more social runs lately; so that I can be around people when I run. LOL. I’ll also be meeting some online bloggers for the first time so I’m pretty stoked about that too.

Anyway, today’s post is a bit of a ramble. I’ve been feeling more confident with running as the months go by. I’ve managed to maintain my average of 21 miles a week and this past weekend, I logged almost 24 miles! I also ran every day this week, not because I was obligated to, but because I genuinely wanted to. Every day this past week, I woke up wanting to run. I didn’t necessarily run in the morning, but the feeling was there. At night before I fell asleep, I thought about how many miles I could feasibly run the next day. It’s kind of crazy. I might be enthusiastic to run because I’ve been so stressed out about my pre-thesis committee meeting that I’m using running to keep my stress level in check.

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Running around
Or maybe it’s because I’ve run for 3 years now and running has now become a part of me. And you know what? I love it. I love talking to people about running (probably a little too much) and I love encouraging others to run. šŸ™‚

Speaking of which, if you are visiting the health and fitness expo on Saturday, let me know! I’ll be volunteering at the HoneyStinger booth from 1 – 3 pm and we’re giving out free samples. šŸ™‚ Come say hi! 

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My personal HoneyStinger collection – can you tell I love them? 

 

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My name is Mai and I am a recent PhD graduate. :) When not hard at work, I can be found training for a race, traveling the world, or talking about Disneyland. Come join me on my journey and help me navigate this world. :)

5 thoughts on “Half #14 here I come

  1. I was speaking to someone in the marathon that was using HoneyStinger gels and I said you had recommended them, we can’t get them here though, he had picked them up when he was visiting family in the US. I can’t believe you are running your 14th half that’s awesome!!!!

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      1. I used Torq gels in my runs over 15 miles when training and running the marathon, they are ok and agreed with me but I don’t love them a bit too sickly sweet! Shorter runs, I just ate jelly babies!

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  2. Woo hoo, San Diego! I always go to sleep thinking about how many mile I can run the next day but then fall short. Partly due to some leg issue I’m having and partly due to lagging motivation this year but I think I finally getting over that! Hope I see you on Saturday!

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