“Why are races so expensive? It doesn’t cost $30 for a T-shirt and a banana, but that’s all I’m getting.”
Mind Over Miles
(As of early 2013,) Farin Montanez is a 25-year-old mom of two who started running — after a decade-long hiatus — in November. “Mind over miles” chronicles her training for the Santa Rosa Marathon. She can be reached at farin at maderatribune.net. Follow her on Instagram at mind_over_miles.
I see a lot of runners log mile after mile, reaching more than 100 and sometimes even more than 200 miles in a month — but they don’t seem to get any faster.
There’s a bumper sticker that reads, “Running is a mental sport and we are all insane.”
I discovered a hidden gem — or should I say ‘hidden gym’? — of a trail last weekend at Hensley Lake in Raymond.
My resolution this year was to get six-pack abs.
When terrorists bombed the finish line of the Boston Marathon in April 2013, I set a goal to run a marathon in a Boston Qualifying (BQ) time to be able to enter the prestigious race.
I am so excited to see plenty of local runners trying out the trail for the first time. The San Joaquin River Trail is so close. It’s a shame more people don’t run, bike or hike it.