Running in El Salvador

Remember when I was all worried about how I wasn’t going to ever be able to run here in El Salvador? Yeah — totally not a problem. There are 5ks, 10ks and longer runs like half marathons practically every weekend — sometimes multiple in the same weekend or even the same day.There are lots of opportunities to runContinue reading “Running in El Salvador”

Reto del Volcán | Volcano Challenge

On the Santa Ana Volcano overlooking Lake Coatepeque.Yesterday Kail and I ran a 21k race on the Santa Ana Volcano, or Ilamatepec, the highest volcano in El Salvador about 40 miles outside of San Salvador. The Reto del Volcán Ilamatepec was truly a challenge, as the race course took us from an elevation of about 2,000 metersContinue reading “Reto del Volcán | Volcano Challenge”

Our First Salvadoran Road Race

On Sunday, Kail and I ran our first Salvadoran Road Race, the 5.3-kilometer Carrera por la paz. There weren’t timing chips and until a couple days before the race, we didn’t know what time the race started or whether it was a running race, a run/walk or a walk, period (actually, we didn’t know that lastContinue reading “Our First Salvadoran Road Race”

Things I’m Going to Miss About America: Mobility

My attempt at artfully “framing” a photo.This is my final “Things I’m Going to Miss About America” post. At least, my final forward-looking post; starting next week, if and when I write about things I miss, it’ll be in the present tense. But I hope to focus more on our life in El Salvador ratherContinue reading “Things I’m Going to Miss About America: Mobility”

Interview: Running Abroad

I’m a runner. And while I’m not training for a marathon or any other big race this summer (as of now, anyway), I’m still trying to log miles regularly. I’ve been worrying thinking about how living overseas will affect my running and fitness. Will I be relegated to a treadmill forever? Is tennis going toContinue reading “Interview: Running Abroad”


I have a small but growing blogroll in the right column of my blog (listed under “leyendo,” which means “reading” in Spanish). But I would be remiss if I didn’t give proper credit to a few bloggers who inspired me to start my own. I mentioned previously that I’ve discovered an entire community of foreignContinue reading “Bloginspiration”

Marathon Training Abroad

I found out yesterday that I did not get into the 2012 New York City Marathon. This was my second attempt to enter via the lottery system. This year I now face the problem I did in 2010, the first time I tried to get in to New York: Registration for both the Marine CorpsContinue reading “Marathon Training Abroad”