Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


CIM Photos

A few photos from the CIM are now posted under Race Events. Oh - and also some photos from the Clarksburg Historic 20-Mile Run back in November (this was my longest training run prior to the marathon...).



I ran my first CIM (California International Marathon) yesterday. This was my second marathon overall, and I'm pleased to report that I beat my old time from the Mad City Marathon 2004 (4:25, 10:08 pace) despite the fact that my chronic knee problems flared up before the half-way point, so I had to slow my pace and even walk a bit between miles 21-24. Regardless, I'm pretty satisfied with the results, even though I was unable to achieve my pre-race goal of 4:15. There's always next time...

  • Gun Time = 4:20:41
  • Chip Time = 4:19:19 (that's the one I'm counting!)
  • Pace = 9:57
  • Overall = 2,077 of 3,249
  • Women 30-34 = 113 of 200