Good Luck and Missing Out

I feel so out of place with races and blogging. I still identify myself as a California girl/blogger, but I’m missing out on all the cool CA race scene. Like this weekend’s LA Marathon!

My friends Terence and Kyna will be running their first marathon together in LA!

Kyna is very new to running and has went from a 5K to a marathon in a year. Amazing! I want to wish them the best of luck Sunday :) Love you guys.Terence and Kyna @ the Inaugural LA 13.1

I also want to wish everyone running LA this weekend good luck. I know Chic Runner, Running Fat Guy and LA Easy Meals will be among the amazing group of marathon runners rocking that race!!! Good luck to all :)

My lame-o breakfast seems so anti-climatic in comparison to marathon talk so let’s breeze through it…IMG_6352

Questions: Anyone else running a race this weekend? Anyone running LA???

I’ll be at Fitbloggin :) How ‘bout you?

Bonus Question: Any tips or advice for the two first time marathon runners???


  1. says

    Good luck to those marathoners! I’ve never ran one, but my tip would be keep your head held high and know no matter how fast or slow you go you’re doing and absolutely amazing thing!

  2. says

    im running la too. my tip would be to start do everything the night before and race morning the same as you do in training… no new breakfast foods, no new outfits, do everything the same to cut down on stress, stomache issues, etc.

  3. says

    good luck to your friends! i’ve only run one marathon but my advice would be to relax and enjoy it. you only get your first time once :)

  4. Cat says

    I’m not running but I will be cheering for my sister who is running her first marathon at the National Marathon in DC!!

  5. says

    I was going to do the 5k before the LA Marathon but I slacked on it. I’ll be running my first 5k next Saturday. Since I’m so new to running, I don’t really have any good advice but I do want to say Good Luck! to your friends.

    Have fun at Fit Bloggin’!

  6. Adriana says

    I am running LA. First time marathoner. How do you all stay calm. I have been so anxious that I haven’t been sleeping well.

  7. says

    Good luck to your friends at the LA marathon!
    I ran outside for the first time in awhile today. As I was running up a hill and into the breeze I started to rethink this whole marathon idea. It didn’t seem like such a good idea today.
    I hope you have fun at Fit Bloggin’ I know the weather is supposed to be really lovely this weekend.

  8. says

    i could yammer on for a while with first time marathon tips. here are a few…
    1. you don’t have to run 26.2 miles in your training runs. 22-23 will do, your body will take you the rest of the way on the big day.
    2. don’t start out too fast, even though you will be excited.
    3. don’t wear any new clothes, sneakers, anything, the day of the race that you haven’t worn before
    4. make sure to practice eating gu’s, or your choice of energy, as well as drinking water, during your training runs so you know exactly what your body will tolerate on race day.
    feel free to shoot me an email if you have any more questions. :)

  9. says

    I’m excited to read about all of their experiences with the race. Kev and I signed up last weekend to run in the Reggae Marathon in Jamaica in December. We are doing the 1/2 marathon, I’ll do run/walk as of right now. I am brand new to running as you know and actually going to start week 7 of running on Monday. Ran for the 1st time outside two days ago and although it was really hard, I enjoyed it much more than the treadmill and of course today it snows in Chicago blah!

    Great tips everyone….at this time I’m most worried that we’ll be out of the US when we run but I’m sure everything will be OK. Running is getting quite expensive LOL

  10. says

    Aw thanks for the shout-out Monica! It’s going to be so crazy tomorrow with the massive amount of people running. My best advice would be to hydrate and start off slow to save your legs for the finish. A successful race is when you finish strong (not necessarily a fast time)

  11. Kyna says

    Hey Monica!
    We did it! The course was super hilly, but the nice part was the 3 mile downhill at the end. Terence and I finished at our goal of 6 hours. We aren’t in too much pain today, which is great! I hope you also heard the news that he proposed to me the night before! I think that’s why I wasn’t in so much pain…I had too many good things to think about for those 6 hours! I hope all is well — thanks for the shout out!

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