The Bulldog race at Malibu Creek State Park is not easy, whether you attempt the 25k or the two-loop 50k ultra. If you do things right you reach a certain level of pain as you negotiate the seemingly interminable Bulldog Rd. that goes on for 3.2 miles and nets you over 1,7oo ft of elevation gain for an average grade of 10%. Basically, Bulldog Rd. haunts my dreams and it’s because of that that I always look forward to the challenge of taking it on during a race.
I ran the XTERRA Malibu Creek Challenge 22K Trail Run on Saturday and it was hot. The good news was that it wasn’t as hot as it had been all week (high 90’s and low 100’s) but it was still plenty hot in the high 80’s.
I did the Camarillo Duathlon race yesterday and things went well. This was the third and last of the year’s Camarillo Duathlon Series 2014.
Unlike the first time I did the Duathlon Series last October, I trained for this one. After the October duathlon I started running regularly, 3 to 4 times a week, and cycled during cross-training days. Although, when I decided to run the December Santa to the Sea Half Marathon, I shifted all my training efforts to running and cycling fell by the wayside.
The only thing better than fresh tamales during the holiday season is family. This explains why making tamales with family is such a joyful treat.
I also see my Twitter friends as an extension of my family so I was glad to share my enthusiasm, tweets, and a picture as I made the tamales. When people ask me how to build a “fan base” on Twitter, I always tell them to tweet about things they love (as in food, family, social causes,..), not what you think others want to see you tweet about.
Jesse Luna to offer online WordPress Blogging course. This two week session provides introductory blog-writing skills. We will cover setting up a new Wordpress* blog, adding custom headers, and writing effective blog posts.