Archive for Month: February 2014


Staying Fit In The Winter


While we ladies of Do Epic Runs are fortunate enough to live in Southern California (also known as perpetually 72 degrees and sunny), we realize that most of you are dealing with freezing temperatures, snow, ice and polar vortex craziness. When it is cold and dreary and awful outside, it’s easy to justify skipping the gym and staying snuggled up by the fire.…

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Reader Question: How do I prepare for my first 5k?

Jessica H. sent us an email – and we liked her question so much, we thought a lot of you would benefit from a post about it:

“Well, [Rugged Maniac] is my first 5k. I’m far from in shape (well, round is a shape, but not the shape I’m looking for).

Featured Epic Runner

Featured Epic Runner: Jennifer K.

It’s about that time – another Featured Epic Runner! Not only is Jennifer K. into running and races of all distances, but she does yoga, weight training, AND is the mother to 3 beautiful girls. Talk about a woman of many talents!

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Race Review: Escape the Nightmares 5k

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If you know me, you know I love horror. So when I heard about Escape the Nightmares 5k: A Nighttime Horror Obstacle Race, you could bet your ass that I was going to be there.

Escape the Nightmares 5k was originally scheduled for December 21 – 4 days before Christmas.…


5 Tips to Keep Moving When You’re Moving

For the 9th time since I’ve lived in Los Angeles, I’m moving. It seems like every single year I’m in a new apartment in a new neighborhood, due to a couple of factors:

  • Building problems (I mean…it’s LA. You live here long enough and you’re bound to live in at least one apartment with roaches)
  • Roommates moving in or out
  • Pay increase – more income = bigger place, better location

photoThis is an exciting move for me.…


Getting Out of a Slump


Slumps are the absolute worst. One minute, we are rocking along, hitting our goals and carpe-ing the diem, and then in what seems like the next minute, we are spending our evenings watching bad reality television and eating peanut butter straight out of the jar (or is that just me?).…


Obsession of the Week: Chocolate Covered Katie

Hi there Epic Runners! We decided it would be fun to share with you what we are obsessing about each week. It could be a blog, a recipe, a training plan…. whatever it is that we are currently swooning over. And for our inaugural obsession of the week?…


Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run: Race Review


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Okay, I know it’s not Christmas anymore, but I wanted to tell you about the 36th Annual Santa Monica-Venice Christmas Run 10k we did on Dec. 7th. It was kind of a last minute decision, but a Christmas run ended up being a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.…