Friday, May 29, 2020

Houston… We Have A BQ!

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It was a great honor to represent the Houston Marathon as an Ambassador this year. I remember seeing the call for Ambassadors on Instagram on the very last day, I was getting over being sick and had to convince a very hungry Deanna to give me a few minutes to shoot the videos they were asking all applicants to...

Team ULTRA Assemble!

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I have said it once, and I will say it again. Runners are the best people! Running the NYC Marathon with 95 of the most passionate beer runners is an experience I will never forget. The thing that makes Team ULTRA so special isn't the amazing weekend in New York, although that is definitely one of the perks of...

Race Review: Mardi Gras Madness 2019

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Overview & Background OK, I will make this as quick as possible as Mardi Gras Madness is a community race supporting a great cause in Students Off And Running (SOAR), in fact, I am not even going to give this race rating since that would be like giving a Yelp review to a local girl scout troop. I will have...

Race Review: Carlsbad Marathon 2019

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Overview & Background Carlsbad is a gorgeous beach community nestled in the northern part of San Diego County, and outside of Boston, I am not sure you will find a more run positive community. It's home to the world's fastest 5k the Carlsbad 5000 which has been the course for multiple world records since its inaugural race in 1986. I am...

Race Review: Santa Clarita Marathon 2018

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Overview & Background Santa Clarita Marathon is a unique race in a few ways, first of all, it is one of the only marathons that I am aware of that is actually put on by the city that it is being held in. Now, I know there are plenty of marathons with the city in the title such as the...

My Reviewing Guidelines

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Since the moment I decided to put together a running centered blog, I debated on whether or not I would do reviews and if I did do reviews, how would I do them. One of my biggest pet peeves are people that live on reviews sites like Yelp and inflate their ego by tearing down every restaurant and business...
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