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vlordrunner

California 91302
Distance runner since 2007; Program Director for Ventura Cty Galloway Training Programs.
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Born To Run 50K Recap - My First Ultra! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I finally did it - I finished my first Ultra marathon! After a half-hearted, failed attempt at a 51K a few years ago, I am so proud to have crossed the Born To Run 50K Finis ... Read on »
2014 LA Marathon Recap - It's a PR!!!! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running For all my Beginner Runners, I should start this recap out by saying, "Do as I say not as I do". I PR'd on a day when I "shouldn't" have... no rest day the day before ... Read on »
2013 ING NY Marathon Part 3 - The Race Recap! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I parsed my NY Marathon experience into a 3-part series. This is only the race recap (Part 3). To read Part 1 (The Expo and Marathon Eve Dinner), click here . To read Pa ... Read on »
2013 ING NY Marathon Part 2 - Getting to the Start on Race Day! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If you missed Part 1 (the Expo and Marathon Eve Dinner in Central Park), click here !  I decided to separate my journey to the Start from the race recap because getting the ... Read on »
2013 ING NY Marathon Part 1 - Expo & Marathon Eve Dinner by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Yikes. How does time pass so quickly? It's hard to believe the NY Marathon was over 2 weeks ago already! I guess it's time to get these recaps posted before the memories com ... Read on »
2013 R.A.D 10 Miler with Race Guards! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I have wanted to run this local race for several years but it just never worked into my schedule quite right. I lived about 7 miles from the park where the Start/Finish is t ... Read on »
Ending the Streak on a High Note by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running My 2nd run streak (112 days!!!) officially came to an end on Sunday, following Saturday's amazing 7 hour 26.5 mile run up and down the Southern California coast betwee ... Read on »
2013 Disneyland Half Marathon Race Recap by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Another Labor Day weekend, another Disneyland Half Marathon in the books! Our race weekend started on Friday this year. I took the afternoon off so hubby and I could dr ... Read on »
Yummy Vegan Summer Salads! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running This past weekend I tried a couple of new recipes from the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club I've been participating with for a few weeks. There is already a new recipe challen ... Read on »
6 Days 'Till Disney! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running I can't believe race day is so close now.... just 6 days until the Disneyland Half. This was my very first half marathon back in 2007 and I've run it every year since then ... Read on »
When Speed, Distance and Cauliflower Collide by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running You know that week on your training schedule that you look at weeks or months ahead of time and think "how am I going to be able to do that"? That was last week for me. The ... Read on »
Recipe Challenge: Dreena's Lemony-Cashew Basil Pesto by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running So last night was the 2nd live online chat/Google Hangout for the Vegan Mainstream Cookbook Club . I was looking forward to this night in particular because Dreena Burton wa ... Read on »
Dear Diary 8/13 by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today marked Day 80 of the run streak! Wow. In some ways, it doesn't seem possible that 2.5 months have gone by already but there are parts of my body that would ... Read on »
Winning! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Last night, while I was cooking dinner, I participated in a FitFluential #BeAmazing Twitter chat that was sponsored by Women's Running Series . Over the course of 1 hour, re ... Read on »
The Art of Streaking by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Today was Day 72 of my summer run streak - a continuation of the Runner's World 2013 Summer Run Streak.  I'd seen lots of other runners on Dailymile and Twitter participat ... Read on »
You're Vegan Now? by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running ....What on Earth Do I Eat? Any thing that grows from the Earth! :-) As part of my blog reboot, I'm going to be writing a lot more about food and cooking! Over the pa ... Read on »
I'm Baaa...aaack! by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running "Everybody needs a little time away".... sang Chicago in 1982. Almost as long as ago as my last post! The last year or so has been full of so many life changes for me. ... Read on »
2012 Grandma's Marathon Race Recap: From DNF to Redemption by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running If there was ever a doubt in my mind that I was just making up a bunch of excuses for why I had to drop out of the 2011 Grandma's Marathon in Mile 22 , that doubt was wash ... Read on »
The May Round Up by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Here am I again this year - going over a month without posting! I did the best I could with the WEGO Health Activist's Writer's Challenge to write everyday in April, hoping ... Read on »
My Health Madlib - Spiritual Shoe's Spiritual Shoes #HAWMC Day 21 @wegohealth by vlordrunner Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Running Daily prompt. Health Madlib Poem. Fun with parts of speech! Today’s prompt is inspired by the classic game – and poetry – put together. A website I love to ... Read on »