IMSC 70.3 Aquabike?

The race was actually the Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz.  It was my younger sister, Raciel’s, first half-ironman distance, so I decided to do the race as my only 70.3 for the year.  Ever since my very first 70.3 distance tri, I decided to do one each year.  I feel that I trained well, I even



Miwok 100k – take 2 (race day: May 7, 2016)

Last year, I attempted to race and finish the Miwok trail race, but failed to continue when I missed the cutoff time at Bolinas Ridge Aid Station, which was at mile 56 of this 62-mile foot race. Since that cutoff time was announced only two weeks prior to race day, all of us who missed



Marin Ultra Challenge 50km

The way the wind blows… The Marin Ultra Challenge 50K race occurred on Saturday, March 12, 2016.  The day started out calm without rain.  As the day went on, the rain came off and on, starting with drizzles then sometimes a good downpour.  The terrain was full of mud puddles from the storm that week,




It’s A Cannon! Volunteering at Ironman Lake Tahoe…

This weekend, I went to Tahoe for training and for volunteering.  I had the opportunity to drive up again to Lake Tahoe, and volunteer at the IMLT race on Sunday Sept 20th.  The race had both a full (140.6 miles) and half (70.3 miles) distance.  It is always fun and a good feeling to help out



Success Through Failure

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.  That proverb was popularized by W.E. Hickson, an 18th century British writer.  He probably knew that the feeling of success was worth repeated failure.  Many successful people have failed.  They failed many times before getting it right.  Despite the bad things that failure may bring,