No matter how many races I do, there’s always a battle of nerves and self-doubt. And going into this race, after all the challenges of the last two months, I didn’t know what to expect from myself. So I didn’t have a goal — just hope that I could have fun, and feel good. Miles… Continue reading Carlsbad Half Marathon 2020
The past couple months have been a whirlwind of travel, excitement, and change for Team Lurie. We spent Thanksgiving in Las Vegas and Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year’s in Hawaii and Mexico! In between those unforgettable family trips, I ran my 27th marathon. And last week, Jared turned 36 (so we’re officially the same age… Continue reading 2020: The Year of Play
On Friday, I flew to Sacramento by myself to chase down a dream. It was 2 years ago that I registered for CIM (the California International Marathon), in the middle of a sleepless night with baby Leo. I ended up deferring my 2018 entry to 2019, which means I’ve been dreaming about this race for… Continue reading CIM 2019 Race Recap
It was on this day, ten years ago, that Jared and I first became marathoners! We were engaged, new to San Diego, just a couple of 20-somethings, who set out to do the “impossible.” It’s a day that changed my life — ranking up there with our wedding day, the births of our children, and… Continue reading The First Marathon: RnRSD 2009
It was 10 years ago, in 2009, that Jared and I ran our first full marathon. I finished in 4:28:33 @ 10:15/mile. It was an impossible dream then, but that’s when qualifying for Boston became a whisper of a goal in my heart as I chiseled away at my finish times. For over 10 years,… Continue reading Boston 2019 Race Recap
With the holidays winding down and only a few days left in 2018, I’m dusting off the keyboard… I always intended to pop in with race recaps and kid updates, because those are so special to me, but blogging fell to the back-burner this year. I’m planning an intentional comeback in 2019, but not before… Continue reading Rundown of 2018
On February 12th, Liv turned FIVE! We kicked off her fifth year with a dozen different celebrations and too many sweet treats to count! Liv helped me make a (gluten-free) confetti cake for her to blow out candles, but ultimately, her favorite birthday dessert was (and usually is) frozen yogurt from Menchie’s — with ALL… Continue reading Liv is FIVE!