First 5k of 2011 coming up!

Carlsbad 5000  is tomorrow and I am gearing up all while trying to keep my California frizzy hair tamed. (See video below, the hair is unstoppable!!!) Holy moly.

I am excited and nervous. I want to do well, have fun, and stay focused. The weather should be perfect. My race starts at 10:20am and my goal is to be in the top 10 of women ages 30-39. I am excited to run with some fast chicas and to get into that competitive mindset. I am ready to lay it all on the line. I can do this.


You all know I am a Brooks girl, but the shirt I am wearing is a quote by Sally Meyerhoff. All proceeds for the shirt go to the

Sally Meyerhoff foundation. Please email me if you would like to order one!


  1. Hope everything is okay after your race!!! Also hope to get to meet you in Boston if you will be there!! You are up there with Kara Goucher for me 🙂

  2. Hope everything went well at Carlsbad! Your blog is inspiring and I have been following it for some time as I hope to also qualify for the Olympic trials!

  3. Thanks girls! Cindy, you are so sweet! We will have to get together in Boston. Email me your phone # and bib number! What is your goal time to finish? I will be cheering you on!
    Elyse- Thanks so much for reading! When are you going to run your OTQ race?

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