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It's Not Easy Being Green

Tuesday, July 01, 2014      1 comments

Today, it hurt. Not my leg, it actually feels okay, but my heart. Since being sidelined with something nutso happening in my hamstring, I’ve struggled to articulate... Read more

2013 Los Angeles Marathon

Thursday, March 21, 2013      6 comments

HI ALL!!! I attempted to put a separate blog here, but it is not formatting correctly! Please follow this link: http://strungoutrunner.blogs
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-joy-part-2-la-marathon.html to go to my personal b... Read more

Chasing Sunsets

Friday, March 08, 2013      4 comments

One of my favorite movies is Cameron Crowe’s “Elizabethtown”. In it, Orlando Bloom’s character, Drew, is a shoe designer and his highly anticipated shoe flops. Like losing the company billions of dollars worth of a flop. After his failure, Dr... Read more

LA Marathon: T minus 17 days

Thursday, February 28, 2013      5 comments

Last October I registered for my first marathon. The LA Marathon is a special race and it feels like my hometown race. I have lived in Southern California since I was 8 and even though we host a pretty large marathon in my town, LA just se... Read more

What I Want for the New Year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      5 comments

It’s been quite a year. Looking back to Oct of 2010, my goals were simple. 1. Lose 150 pounds in 50 pound increments 2. Work out 3 times a week 3. Run a 5K You don’t start a journey thinking it will change your life the way this... Read more

Nike Women's Half Marathon!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      6 comments

There were a few reasons why I was super excited to do this race… 1. It’s HARD to get in to. They draw people by a lottery. I didn’t get in through the lottery, but found a loophole since I am a student. 2. It is in San Francisco…the c... Read more

The Perception Problem

Thursday, October 04, 2012      7 comments

We’ve all seen the drama surrounding the Wisconsin News Anchor who received an email that stated, “surely you don’t consider yourself a suitable example for this community’s young people, girls in particular…” among other not-so nice things. ... Read more

I TRIed and SUCCEEDED (in reverse!)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      8 comments

Apple Valley Fall Festival Reverse Sprint Triathlon 9/22/2012 When I started getting healthier, I started realizing I could do more than I thought. After discussing it with some friends I realized I wanted to attempt a triathlon. BUT, I h... Read more

BLC 20 Focus Blog

Tuesday, September 25, 2012      2 comments

Goal Weight Right now, the dream of all dreams is to be in Onederland….anywhere in Onederland. I feel that my body definitely has 50 more pounds to give and then I can reassess and see what I want to do. I’m satisfied with my weight now. I... Read more

Success? Success!!!!! BLC 20 Plan

Friday, September 14, 2012      10 comments

Okie Dokie…here goes nothin’ First of all, I’m so excited to be BACK! Although I definitely needed a break, the commradery and support I get in BLC is priceless! Here’s my plan for the next 12 weeks: Exercise: This is no problem... Read more

The Epiphany Starts Here

Tuesday, August 28, 2012      10 comments

Oprah (and now Websters Dictionary) calls it the “Aha Moment”. It’s that moment of clarity, a defining moment where you gain wisdom. The kind of wisdom that can change your life. I thought I had already had this. I have changed my life in... Read more

Who Runs The World? ME!!!!! Clontarf Half Marathon- Dublin Ireland

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      9 comments

Clontarf Half Marathon and 5 Miler Dublin, Ireland 7/7/12 Never in my wildest dreams did I think my passion for running would take me all over the world. Let’s be honest, if you had asked me a year and a half ago if I wanted to go for ... Read more

Sometimes You Run A Race and Sometimes You RUN the Race...

Monday, June 11, 2012      4 comments

As many of you know I’m committed to community service. I’ve found a joy in helping nonprofits in my community and I learn so much by giving of my time. Last year I was honored when I was asked to be on the Board of Directors of the Brenda Mehl... Read more

Because I Can

Thursday, May 10, 2012      3 comments

Lately I’ve been getting some looks…and some comments. They have to do with my aggressive race schedule….otherwise known as “Heather signs up for everything!” I get the looks that say, “Really?”, “Don’t hurt yourself”, “Wow!” I ge... Read more

What Happens When The Dreams You Didn't Know You Even Had All Come True?

Thursday, May 03, 2012      6 comments

I just spent $150.00 on a race. I’m sure it will be at least another $500.00 before it’s all over. But I’m giddy. I can’t sleep. I’m so stinkin’ excited. The Nike Women’s Marathon and Half Marathon is mecca for lady runners. They try... Read more


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