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race prep guide

pre-race prep guide

With every race that I participate in, I tweak my pre-race routine based on my prior experiences. Although I have participated in three half marathons already, I am still learning on what to do (or not to do) to ensure my comfort level and performance throughout the race. Continue reading

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SoCo District

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The SoCo District in Austin is a trendy neighborhood located South of Congress Avenue. It is known for its restaurants, music venues, eclectic boutiques, and food trucks. An epitome to the saying “Keep Austin Weird”, the district entertains visitors with its unique atmosphere and prime people watching. Continue reading

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The Driskill Hotel

Bust of Colonel Driskill on top of hotel.

While in Austin, I had the pleasure of staying at The Driskill Hotel, a historical landmark nestled in the heart of downtown. Founded in 1886 by Colonel Jesse Driskill, the hotel still displays its original opulence with marbled floors, stained glass domes, and intricately designed areas. Designed to be the finest hotel west of the Mississippi River, the hotel has been part of the Austin social scene since its inception and the location of various political meetings, weddings, and events. Continue reading

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dress like a beauty, run like a beast

13.1

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (called Orlando) 25,000 people got together to run 13.1 miles filled with magic, music, and Disney characters. Fortunately for me, I was able to be part of this race and bring home with me great memories and an unforgettable experience.  Continue reading

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