Thursday, June 21, 2012

#RunNasaraRun: "The Drive for 1:45"

Greetings ALL...I originally decided to do 7 Half Marathons this year, but through the sponsorships of several people and organizations I am able to do 10! So firstly, I would like to thank the following: First Lady Rachelle Benson and Stepping Higher, Inc, Tracy Morris and the Western Region Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., Maritza Johnson and the Friends of Nubia Foundation, and all the donors! Most of these runs benefit Cancer research and we all know that cancer has affected so many of us, our loved ones and friends. (Personally I lost my father to prostate Cancer)

     Well...I was supposed to write a blog about each run, not just for the enjoyment of the public, but I want to keep this bit of "Sirius Fitness" history to pass down to my kiddies! Anyway, better late than never. I have decided to summarize the 5 1/2 Marathons I have already done and BLOG the next 5 in the several upcoming months. My main goal is ALWAYS to "Finish", but my ultimate goal is 1:45 minutes, hence the title of this blog... "The Drive for 1:45" (wish me luck!) The main difference with these NEXT several runs is...I will actually train for them this time (lol!) 

Lets Go:

San Diego Half Marathon 2012

"Great inaugural run and nice course. This was a very organized run and it was my first long run since the 2011 Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon in San Diego. I was told not to participate due to sciatica, which was still bothering me... but I had to push through. Yes...I ignored my physical therapist! ;-(  I felt good, ran a 2:11 and during the run I ran into Brian Catacutan, who will be running several 1/2 Marathons this year as well with his fiancee, Jenn Vela. Some of my "partners in crime" who ran were, Mark McCloskey and Tracy Willis. I can't wait until 2013!"

Hollywood Half Marathon 2012 

"This was a lot of fun because I got to travel to HOLLYWOOD! The family came along for the ride and for support and it was a GREAT Inaugural Run! Lights, Cameras, Red Carpet...Yeah! This was also an organized run, nice course and nice sights to see in the Hollywood community! Now...I was doing great until mile 11 and then... Calf number one cramped up and guess what happened two minutes later??...Calf number two cramped up. (I guess I didn't hydrate enough! bad!) I was ROCKING and ROLLING up until that point but I wobbled and hobbled across the finish line with a 2:12

NEXT BLOG I will briefly summarize my experiences with:

La Jolla Half and the Safari Half!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sirius Fitness' Upcoming Runs!

Greetings folks...not only is this the year that I am "personally" participating in 10 Half Marathons, but I am still promoting and participating in several 5k's and more... Join me and consider participating in some or ALL of these runs!  

2012 Sirius Fitness Schedule a.k.a. #RunNasaraRun


Kaiser Permanente Bolt to the Q 5k~07/21/2012 Saturday 7:30 am
Start: San Diego Chargers Training Facility (Chargers Park) 4020 Murphy Canyon, San Diego CA Finish: Qualcomm Stadium - 50-yard line 9449 Friars Road San Diego, CA 92108

San Diego Blood Bank 5K Walk/Run 5K~ 07/29/2012 Sunday 8:00 am
Start/Finish: Embarcadero Marina Park North at Seaport Village. Walk/Run along scenic Embarcadero Marina Park North. Free food/drink, entertainment and prizes. Proceeds benefit the lifesaving programs and services of the San Diego Blood Bank.


 Vista Half Marathon~ 08/11/2012 Saturday 8:00 am
 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista, CA

35th America's Finest City Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk~ 08/19/2012 Sunday 7:00 am
The Half Marathon begins at historic Cabrillo National Monument and ends in beautiful Balboa Park. REGISTER

2012 End of Summer Fire Run 4 Mile Run/Walk~08/26/2012 Sunday 8:00 am
Prospect & Girard Street, La Jolla to Mission Blvd & Felspar, Pacific Beach


11th Annual Boot Camp Challenge 3 Mile Obstacle course Run. (run as an individual, a 3-person team, or 5-person team)~ 09/29/2012 Saturday 9:00 am
Honor's Lawn 3800 Chosin Avenue, MCRD San Diego, CA 92140 (enter gate #5 by taking I-5 to the Washington St. exit. Head west to Gate #5)


Rock 'n' Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon ~ 10/28/2012 Sunday 7:00 am
L.A. LIVE Downtown- Los Angeles, CA


12th Annual Silver Strand Half Marathon Run & 5K Run/Walk ~11/11/2012 Sunday 7:00 am Start: Coronado Finish: Imperial Beach

11th Annual Father Joe's Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk ~ 11/22/2012 Thursday 8:00 am
San Diego Museum of Man 1350 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA



Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & 1/2 Marathon~ 12/02/2012 Sunday 4:30 pm
Las Vegas, NV (THE STRIP!!)

 ...and maybe more! We will add more if needed! Come and run with us, support us and get FIT with us! SIRIUS FITNESS is on the MOVE! #RunNasaraRun