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Training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco

Nike Women's Half Marathon necklace 2004

In just 17 days, I’ll be running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. I ran it one time before, way back in 2004. It was my first half marathon and I wasn’t prepared for the hills or the distance. Plus I was still nursing my baby and I hadn’t lost the baby weight. Nevertheless, I finished and I got the most amazing prize that awaits every finisher of ... Read More »

Tinkerbell Half Marathon 2013; A Personal Best

Mile 9 sign at Tinkerbell Half Marathon

At first my friends and I complained that the Tinkerbell Half Marathon was starting at 5 a.m., 45 minutes earlier than last year. We were worried we would sleep through the start of the race or that it would be too cold that early in the morning. Thankfully, none of that happened. We made it to the start on time, along with about 14,000 other people, and the weather was ... Read More »

Life, running, and the pursuit of old age…


“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.” -Oprah Winfrey I am not a runner. I just signed up for The Hollywood ½ Marathon. I might be losing my mind or I might be getting smarter WHY Well… Reason # 1: My mother died at 67 way too soon – she was healthy and vibrant until her last year – ... Read More »

Running: It’s Not Just for Mom

Yvonne Condes at the 2011 Disneyland Half Marathon

Running is something I’ve done on and off for about 20 years now. It’s a solitary sport that gives me time to be alone to clear my head. Not only is it great exercise, but it’s something I love. I’ve felt a lot of guilt in the past few years about taking time away from my family to run. It’s time consuming to train for marathons and triathlons and much ... Read More »