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Magazine Article + 3 miles

December is upon us and that means 5 more days until CIM. 5 more days till I can SLEEP! I am so shocked that it’s already December though. Where did this year go? I can’t wait to do a year recap post, or goals for next year. My mind is already spinning!

So I feel like a complete tool for posting this, but I was featured in a magazine, Los Angeles Sports and Fitness about my blog this month. I’ve had some requests to read the article and see it close up so with a little help from some technical people, your wish is my command. :)

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Click Here to Read the Article. It’s a PDF so it will open on your computer.

This morning I got up early and went for a three mile run. Still very tired, but seeing the movie The Blind Side last night didn’t help. It was such a great movie though and I’m really glad I went to see it. Sandra Bullock is amazing in it and the story is obviously really great. I didn’t cry as much as I thought I would, usually I’m a waterfall in ANY movie, so I though this one would get the tears going, but I did cry at the end. I really recommend it.

It’s so weird how last month I could easily run 6-8 miles before work anytime and now I’m really struggling with the shorter distances. I’m not really even in taper since I haven’t really even been in training. Using Malibu as a long run between CIM and Long Beach was a good idea, but man, that course really beat up my body. Well I guess running three marathons in three months is pretty much going to beat you up. I can’t even imagine how some people do more than three in three months, or run one every weekend. That’s so insane.

So before I leave for CIM on Friday night, I have a giveaway and also a goals post! The goals are basically not to die. Come on legs, start feeling better. PLEASE.


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  • Reply Marlene


    December 1, 2009 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Marlene


    The article is awesome and all of thos egreat things that have been said about you are TRUE. You bring such a strong, fun energy to the blog world – and real world. I hope our paths cross in person some day.

    December 1, 2009 at 9:34 am
  • Reply Mojito Maven

    DANICA!! So happy for you friend! Loved the article. you’re vibrant personality really came through!

    P.S. you look HOT in your pics! hello model! So glad I met you! XOXO

    December 1, 2009 at 9:36 am
  • Reply Kelly

    Loved the article friend! You rock!

    December 1, 2009 at 9:42 am
  • Reply Kirbey Broome

    Wow, you’re famous! Congrats!

    December 1, 2009 at 9:54 am
  • Reply Runeatrepeat

    Congrats on the article!!! Very cool :)

    Don’t be so hard on yourself. Three marathons in three months – that is crazy. I need at least 2 months of recovery to feel 100% again!

    December 1, 2009 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Maggie @ It Is Everlasting

    You inspire me each and every day. Love you lady. xoxoox Oh and you are seriously HOT!

    December 1, 2009 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Betsy

    I’m glad your goal is not to die ;)

    But…it’s really amazing that you’re doing 3 marathons in such a short period of time. You should be incredibly proud of yourself! And you’ll really be able to relish your recovery time…talk about deserving it!

    December 1, 2009 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Betsy

    That’s really cool. And you look BEAUTIFUL in that picture with your Garmin.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Rebekah

    I love the article! Very cool.

    December 1, 2009 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Vic

    Love the article. You are amazing, MANIAC (almost)

    December 1, 2009 at 10:44 am
  • Reply Jamie

    You’re my idol! LOL

    December 1, 2009 at 10:45 am
  • Reply RunToTheFinish

    yeah kudos on the article, that is always fun to be recognized for doing a great job

    December 1, 2009 at 11:03 am
  • Reply Andrew

    Great article!

    December 1, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Jess

    The article was great and so true. You are so positive and inspiring. Thank you for posting it!

    December 1, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Nicole

    I love the article! Everything that was said is true and i can’t wait to meet you!!! <3

    December 1, 2009 at 11:15 am
  • Reply aron

    YAY cant wait to read it!!!! SEE YOU VERY SOON <3

    December 1, 2009 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Amber from Girl with the Red Hair

    Omg I LOVED that article. The writer did such a GREAT job describing you!!! You rock!

    December 1, 2009 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Dutch

    C’mon, how cool is that?! Congrats!

    December 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply Morgan

    Great article girly! Congrats!

    LOVED Blindside, I saw it over the holiday weekend. Totally cried at the end too!

    I can’t believe you’re running another marathon in 5 days! So excited for you! Rest up!!!

    December 1, 2009 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply Brandi

    Loved the article!!

    I can’t wait to see Blindside! I’m sure I will ball my eyes out!

    Good luck with the next marathon! You will rock it!

    December 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Alex

    I love the article! I thought you were cool even before I read it! :-)

    December 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Hethir

    Wow! Congratulations on the article. That is so exciting! Can’t wait to hear about the marathon. You go girl :)

    December 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Michaela

    Nice article — great job!

    I have the same goal for CIM — I just want to finish without dying!!

    December 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm
  • Reply Alisa

    Haha, you’ll do great at CIM! I still can’t believe you turned into a marathon queen!!!!!!!

    I’m about to pop open the article. So cute!

    December 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm
  • Reply Amie

    What a great article and so right on! You definitely are one of my first reads everyday because you are such a great motivator!

    Congrats on the article and good luck on your THIRD marathon!

    December 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Jess (Fit Chick in the City)

    Danica – that is such a great article! I hope your legs are feeling better soon!

    December 1, 2009 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Ally

    You’re so close to being a Maniac!! I’m so excited for you.

    Love the article–I think it captures you perfectly!

    December 1, 2009 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Julie @savvyeats

    Congrats on this awesome article!!

    December 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm
  • Reply Casey

    Congrats on this article! How amazing is that?!

    December 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Denise

    Great article!!! Becoming a maniac is on my list too!

    December 1, 2009 at 4:11 pm
  • Reply Sara

    Don’t feel like a tool for posting the article! That’s how I found out about your blog and I’ve been following it since I read the magazine. :) It was a great way to reach out to blog-following newbies like me Thanks for sharing it!

    December 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm
  • Reply cyberHag

    Well you are really upping the anty for the rest of us! You go Momma! You will rock the CIM!

    December 1, 2009 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply skinnyrunner

    congrats on the article! you’re famous! and you look really cute in the pics.

    December 1, 2009 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply J

    that is great that you were in a magazine. I saved all the articles I was ever in from college. Hope you have fun at CIM and your legs feel better!

    December 1, 2009 at 6:07 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    Great article my dear!!

    December 1, 2009 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply RoadBunner

    Great article!!

    Can’t wait to see you at CIM!!!

    December 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm
  • Reply Mrs. M

    Congratulations! I am so amazed at your determination and now you are truly being recognized for it!

    December 1, 2009 at 7:31 pm
  • Reply Joe

    Danica – that is so great, good for you! If I don’t catch up with you before you leave, have a great run and weekend!


    December 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply The Laminator

    Hey Danica – your legs will be fine come race day. I know they are wimping out on you now, but that’s because like you said Malibu really beat them up. Anyway, take it easy these next few days and you’ll be fine!

    Hope all is well and good luck this weekend!

    December 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Michael

    Awesome. And you do truly inspire and make it real. Keep up all the good work.

    December 1, 2009 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Glenn Jones

    It’s going to be a busy few days for me, so I’ll wish you luck this weekend now.

    Wasn’t it just last January when we met that you were questioning whether you wanted to even run a marathon? And now you’ve run three in three months? Way to go!

    December 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Leah

    CONGRATS on being featured in the magazine article!! You are gonna have that Marathon Maniac shirt in no time girlfriend!!! ROCK IT!

    December 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm
  • Reply Tarah

    I am one of your many “anonymous” followers for the very reasons you specified in that article. Thanks for all your hard work and dedication! I am a pretty newbie runner and your posts reassure me that my trials and tribulations are normal. You don’t talk down and you don’t sugar coat it. You pretty much keep it real and I love that!

    Keep it up! :)

    December 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm
  • Reply Legallyblondemel

    You’re such a star! Congratulations. Off to read your fab article.

    December 2, 2009 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Shannon

    I just read the article! That’s just soooo awesome!!

    December 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply oz runner

    great article…how cool..

    December 2, 2009 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Perfectly Imperfect

    You’re like a freakin’ celebrity!! And you look amazing in those photos! Hello model!

    December 2, 2009 at 6:52 pm
  • Reply That Pink Girl

    That is just soooo incredible! Yay for you gettin’ featured in a magazine! I’ve loved your blog from the start and you provide so much information and entertainment for so many. Congratulations!

    December 2, 2009 at 7:44 pm
  • Reply Saima

    Congrats on the article!!

    December 2, 2009 at 11:02 pm
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