Team In Training

On March 18, 2012, I completed my second FULL marathon, The Shamrock Marathon – and my first endurance event with Team in Training!

After months of researching and learning about other people’s experiences, I committed on October 4, 2011 to the Charlottesville, VA team.  As part of the team, I trained for 26.2 with the assistance of a coach and a group of like-minded individuals, all for the cause of finding a cure for blood cancers.

In addition to the endurance training, I raised $2,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society  via My Fundraising Page.

10/4/11 – Making the Commitment
10/5/11First Steps

10/6/11  – Donation ONE!

As of March 6!!

10/10/11 – The STATE CHALLENGE!

10/17/11Charity SANUK Giveaway!

10/19/2011An Honored Hero

11/18/2011Fundraising Update!!

12/6/2011Hit $1K

12/10/2011The Silent Mile

12/23/2011December Update!

12/28/2011GOAL REACHED!

12/29/2011Make a STATEment!

1/20/2012Statin’ & Updatin’

2/28/2012Raised my goal again! I WILL DYE MY HAIR GREEN IF I REACH IT!

3/1/2012Getting closer! THINK GREEN!

3/4/2012Today, Tomorrow…

3/5/2012Blogging for a Cause!

3/7/2012We are VA Rock Stars!

3/21/2012Shamrock Marathon Recap

I had a wonderful experience with Team in Training and would recommend this program to runners of all levels who aspire to RUN for a REASON.

So…if you’re thinking about it….DO IT!

Please email me at khiguchi at gmail dot com if you have any questions or comments and I’d be glad to help out!


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  4. Hi, great blog! Any suggestions on how to begin running? Is it as simple as speed walking and continuing with jogging/sprinter? Also, do you recommend running on an empty stomach or having a light breakfast in the morning?

    Any tips/suggestions would be great – thanks!

    • Hi Natalie – thanks for the kind words!

      I started running with the Couch to 5K program …

      I would definitely recommend it, as I literally couldn’t run for a whole minute before I started! It works intervals of walking and running for alloted periods of time, with 3 workouts a week and really eases you and your body into the routine of running.

      Every body is different (metabolism, fueling needs, etc) but I usually have a bland / light breakfast (toast, PB, or a Clif Bar) before longer runs (8+ miles). If it’s a shorter workout, I usually drink a large glass of water and a sports drink during the run.

      See what works best for you and your needs though…what works for one person may not work for another 🙂

      Good luck!

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  17. Hi, I am your neighbor here in Southbay. I am also new to the whole race thing. You’ve probably seen me walking around the neighborhood as I have been the only Asian woman in the neighborhood until you and another lady moved in a couple of years ago. I am the one with the goofy hat. I would love to meet you and talk to you more about your club. My family and I are signing up for the Space Walk of Fame next month. I was hoping also to pick your brain about best mobile running apps for keeping track of stats and which running clubs to join and the difference. I am also interested in running the next Disney race. I would give you my phone number but don’t want to post it, I am in the old directory. Thanks, Lisa

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