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The LA Marathon on 03/17/2013 makes my 4th marathon. I expected to finish in 3:45:00 however I was not expecting all the hills in LA which slowed me down just a little. Almost 25,000 runners showed up for the event which is pretty awesome. My training for the marathon consisted of 3-4 runs a week with weight training on my off days. My eating was really good and I made sure to avoid anything that wasnt healthy. I can really tell a difference in my runs when I eat good and when I don’t. I flew across the country all the way from Florida to California. However, I met people who were from Australia, Europe and Africa in LA just to run the marathon.
The LA Marathon course was pretty eventful. We ran through all the major attractions such as the Dodger Stadium, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Downtown LA and Santa Monica beach. If you haven’t ran the course before I highly recommend it but be sure to train for hills :) One thing that I also liked is that there was a huge support system from locals, family members and friends. About 90% of the race was filled with spectators cheering the runners on and handing out food and water. I think that all the cheering keeps the runners motivated! The weather was cool and overcast which made for an even better race.
Unfortunately, I didn’t see any celebrities running the race but I heard some were in disguise. I did do a little site seeing at Huntington Beach, Santa Monica beach, Long Beach, Hollywood, Downtown LA, Rodeo Dr, and Marina Del Ray. My friends Jim, Sam and I took a tour with the TMZ show which was really fun. We spotted all the celebrity hang out spots, restaurants and gyms. Amanda from the TMZ show was our tour guide…I gotta tell you she is something else and very funny.
What’s Next for LJay?
I am training for marathon #5 in Nashville on April 27,2013 and a 50K (31 miles) in May. People ask me all the time “Why do you keep running marathons?” To me, that is a very tough question to answer but deep down inside I do it because it makes me happy and I love running. Everyone has their thing that they enjoy like golfing, fishing, skiing, hiking etc…and mine is running!
What’s Next for you?? Comment and let us know…I look forward to it.
Another runner who has changed herself through running! Awesome progress
Originally posted on The Possibilist Runner:
That girl on the left was me just two years ago.
I was pushing 200 lbs when I realized I needed to make some BIG changes. I joined MyFitnessPal & lost over 70 lbs in about a year & have been maintaining since.
How did I do it? I logged my food on MFP to track calories, ate healthier, & started exercising for the first time in my life. It was actually very simple, challenging & a lot of hard work, but completely worth it! I went from extremely lazy to loving distance running in a relatively short amount of time. Now, looking back, I have no idea how I lived such a sedentary life for so long. I feel so much happier & alive now!
In the past year I’ve completed Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, Ripped in 30, & Six Week 6-Pack. I’ve completed the Couch-2-5k program &…
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Great workout video. Simple workouts you can do at home, that will get you energized and your heart pumping.
Great article on supplements
Originally posted on Mike Gorski: Fitness and Nutrition:
“What supplements do you take?” This all too common question can be heard in gyms all over the world. As a strength and conditioning coach for a very upper class high school, I got asked so many questions about what are good supplements to take and where to get them. Most of these athletes had parents who were willing to dish out the cash for anything to make their kid the next super star athlete. I answered questions varying from protein powders, to creatine and even to testosterone boosters. (Yes, high school boys asking about how to boost their testosterone, like they need it…) The first thing I would do when asked these questions was to ask a question of my own. “What does your diet look like?” Some common answers were, “Well, I didn’t eat any breakfast” or, “I had a pop tart” and even, “I go to Burger…
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